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Wood Products Mitigate Less Than 1 Percent of Global Carbon Emissions

The world’s wood products — all the paper, lumber, furniture and more — offset less than 1 percent of annual global carbon emissions by locking away carbon in woody forms, according to new research. 

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Scientists Alarmed by Bark Beetle Boom

Bark beetles are currently responsible for killing an unprecedented number of trees in forests across Europe and North America. 

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Resilience of Singapore Corals

Global sea levels are expected to rise by at least half a metre by the year 2100 due to climate change. 

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Fast Radio Burst Pinpointed to Distant Galaxy

Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are among the most enigmatic and powerful events in the cosmos. Around 80 of these events—intensely bright millisecond-long bursts of radio waves coming from beyond our galaxy—have been witnessed so far, but their causes remain unknown.

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Irrigated Farming in Wisconsin’s Central Sands Cools the Region’s Climate

New research finds that irrigated farms within Wisconsin’s vegetable-growing Central Sands region significantly cool the local climate compared to nearby rain-fed farms or forests.

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Barbara Now a Major Hurricane on NASA Satellite Imagery

NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites passed over the Eastern Pacific Ocean after Tropical Storm Barbara strengthened into the first hurricane of the season. Barbara intensified rapidly into a major hurricane.

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Two-Degree Climate Goal Attainable Without Early Infrastructure Retirement

If power plants, boilers, furnaces, vehicles, and other energy infrastructure is not marked for early retirement, the world will fail to meet the 1.5-degree Celsius climate-stabilizing goal set out by the Paris Agreement, but could still reach the 2-degree Celsius goal, says the latest from the ongoing collaboration between the University of California Irvine’s Steven Davis and Carnegie’s Ken Caldeira.

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Scientists Discover Processes to Lower Methane Emissions from Animals

University of Otago scientists are part of an international research collaboration which has made an important discovery in the quest to lower global agricultural methane emissions.

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Atmosphere of Mid-Size Planet Revealed by Hubble and Spitzer

The planet, Gliese 3470 b (also known as GJ 3470 b), may be a cross between Earth and Neptune, with a large rocky core buried under a deep crushing hydrogen and helium atmosphere.

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Skipping Meat on Occasion May Protect Against Type 2 Diabetes

People who eat less live longer and healthier lives – many studies point out the positive effect of (intermittent) fasting.

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