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Fertilisers Limit Pollination by Changing How Bumblebees Sense Flowers

The study, published in PNAS Nexus today, shows that chemical sprays alter the electric field around flowers for up to 25 minutes after exposure.

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A Second Chance for the Sumatran Rhino

Malaysia’s last male Sumatran rhino, Kertam, died in 2019.

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Greenland’s Largest Ice Sheet Thinning Rapidly

The loss of ice from Greenland’s largest basin is occurring much faster and could contribute up to six times more to global sea-level rise by 2100 than climate models currently project, according to a study led by Dartmouth professor Mathieu Morlighem with researchers from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and the University of California, Irvine.

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Satellites Help Scientists Track Dramatic Wetlands Loss in Louisiana

New research uses NASA satellite observations and advanced computing to chronicle wetlands lost (and found) around the globe.

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Sea Urchins Keep On Trucking While Other Marine Life Languishes in the Florida Keys

In the summer of 2020, Florida Museum researchers Tobias Grun and Michał Kowalewski dove into the shallow waters off the coast of the Florida Keys and scoured the ocean floor for sea urchins. 

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Tropical Cyclones Act as ‘Massive Heat Pumps’ That Fuel Extreme Heat

Extreme heat often follows tropical cyclones, which can complicate disaster recovery even further, researchers have found.

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Water Is Critical for Success on Climate Action

New research presented at COP27 shows that water is much more important in mitigating climate change than previously believed.

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Environmentally Friendly ‘Biofoam’ Could Address Plastic Pollution Crisis

A new biodegradable packing foam developed at UBC not only potentially addresses the world’s plastic pollution crisis but also serves as an equal and true partnership example of working with First Nations.

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Back From the Dead: Meet the Frogs Overcoming Extinction

If there’s news about amphibians these days, odds are it’s not going to be good.

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There’s Room for Improvement in a Popular Climate-Smart Agricultural Practice, Stanford-Led Study Shows

The promise for American agriculture is tantalizing: healthier soil, more carbon kept in the ground, less fertilizer runoff, and less need for chemicals.

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