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Students create probiotic to help honeybees fight deadly fungus

A team of University of Alberta students are hoping to market a probiotic they created to help honeybees ward off a fungal infection that has wiped out entire hives.

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NREL Details Great Potential for Floating PV Systems

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers estimate that installing floating solar photovoltaics on the more than 24,000 man-made U.S. reservoirs could generate about 10 percent of the nation’s annual electricity production. Their findings, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, reveal for the first time the potential for floating PV to produce electricity in the United States.

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Ancient gene duplication gave grasses multiple ways to wait out winter

If you’ve ever grown carrots in your garden and puzzled over never once seeing them flower, don’t blame your lack of a green thumb.

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Stanford researchers create a wireless, battery-free, biodegradable blood flow sensor

A new device developed by Stanford University researchers could make it easier for doctors to monitor the success of blood vessel surgery.

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Engineers Identify Novel, Affordable CO2 Capture Materials for Coal Power Plants

A computational modeling method developed at the University of Pittsburgh may help to fast-track the identification and design of new carbon capture and storage materials for use by the nation’s coal-fired power plants.

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Study Shows Algae Thrive Under Greenland Sea Ice

Though the stark landscape looks barren at first glance, microscopic marine plants flourish beneath the ice that covers the Greenland Sea.

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Experts Warn Against Mega-Dams in Lowland Tropical Forests

Mega-dams should not be built in lowland tropical forest regions due to the threat they pose to biodiversity and ecosystems, according to experts.

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Drinking Water Guidelines in the US Vary Widely from State to State

Analysis of existing state and federal guidelines shows discrepancies in recommended safe levels of toxic contaminants PFOA and PFOS in drinking water.

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Wyoming Researchers Part of Socio-Economic Study of Panama Canal Watershed

Research project that focused on novel socio-economic analysis aimed at finding out if ecological infrastructure investments are feasible in various scenarios to improve reliability of the Panama Canal.

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Seawater Turns Into Freshwater Through Solar Energy

A possible solution to water shortages is desalination.

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