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Exposure to Past Temperature Variability May Help Forests Cope With Climate Change

A new study out today in the first issue of Environmental Research: Ecology, published by IOP Publishing, assessed effects of past and current climate variability on global forest productivity.

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Living in Timber Cities Could Avoid Emissions – Without Using Farmland for Wood Production

Housing a growing population in homes made out of wood instead of conventional steel and concrete could avoid more than 100 billion tons of emissions of the greenhouse gas CO2 until 2100, a new study by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research shows. 

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Study Will Sharpen Understanding of Precipitation’s Influence on Aerosols in the Atmosphere

A new $620,000, three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Energy will enable a University of Kansas atmospheric scientist to research how aerosols, clouds and precipitation interact over ocean waters, with the goal of producing more accurate Earth System Models.

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As the Climate Crisis Intensifies, Lakes Across the Arctic Are Vanishing

The Arctic is no stranger to loss. As the region warms nearly four times faster than the rest of the world, glaciers collapse, wildlife suffers and habitats continue to disappear at a record pace.

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Greening Hydrocarbon Separation and Crude Oil Refining

Polymer-based membranes developed at KAUST could enable greener and cheaper industrial separation approaches. 

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Researchers Develop Equations to Prevent the Collapse of Our Globe’s Most Imperiled Ecosystems

Scientists can now predict and compare tipping points so that resources can be directed where they are most urgently needed.

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Discovery of the Oldest Visible Planetary Nebula Hosted by a 500 Million Year Old Galactic Cluster – A Rare Beauty With a Hot Blue Heart

An international team of astronomers led by members of the Laboratory for Space Research (LSR) and Department of Physics at The University of Hong Kong (HKU), have discovered a rare celestial jewel–a so-called Planetary Nebula (PN) inside a 500 million-year-old Galactic Open Cluster (OC) called M37 (also known as NGC2099). 

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Northwestern and Toyota Research Institute Join Forces to Find Materials to Drive Clean Energy Transition

Toyota Research Institute (TRI) and Northwestern University today announce their collaboration to help accelerate the discovery, design and development of new materials with the world’s first nanomaterial “data factory.”

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X-Shaped Radio Galaxies Might Form More Simply Than Expected

When astronomers use radio telescopes to gaze into the night sky, they typically see elliptical-shaped galaxies, with twin jets blasting from either side of their central supermassive black hole. 

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Dolphins Form Largest Alliance Network Outside Humans, Study Finds

Male bottlenose dolphins form the largest known multi-level alliance network outside humans, an international team led by researchers at the University of Bristol have shown. 

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