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Mysterious ‘Blue Blobs’ Reveal a New Kind of Star System

University of Arizona astronomers have identified five examples of a new class of stellar system. 

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Systematic Warming Pool Discovered in the Pacific Due to Human Activities

A long-term, increasingly warming pool of water in the northeast Pacific was recently discovered by a team of researchers from Universität Hamburg’s Cluster of Excellence CLICCS.

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Bitcoin’s Intensive Energy Demands Are Sparking a Crypto Backlash

The first time Jackie Sawicky learned that a Bitcoin mining operation was coming to Corsicana, a rural Texas city 60 miles south of Dallas, was on April 27, when she happened upon a Facebook video of a meeting at the local public library.

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Remote Sensing Helps Track Carbon Storage in Mangroves

Mangrove forests store huge amounts of carbon but figuring out how much is stored globally is challenging.

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Wildlife–Human Conflicts Could Shift With Climate Change

As natural areas become increasingly fragmented, the potential for humans and wildlife to interact is growing.

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Agriculture Emissions Pose Risks to Health and Climate

Agricultural pollution comes from the prairie, but its economic impact on humans is a problem for cities.

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UBC-Led Team to Find Out How to Feed the World While Protecting Nature With New Grant

An international team led by UBC researchers will study five case studies across five continents to model a range of solutions to an urgent question: how can we feed everyone on Earth, and those to come, sustainably?

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New Hybrid Machine Learning Forecasts Lake Ecosystem Responses to Climate Change

Throughout the middle of the 20th century, phosphorus inputs from detergents and fertilizers degraded the water quality of Switzerland’s Lake Geneva, spurring officials to take action to remediate pollution in the 1970s.

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Science Coverage of Climate Change Can Change Minds – Briefly

Science reporting on climate change does lead Americans to adopt more accurate beliefs and support government action on the issue – but these gains are fragile, a new study suggests.

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