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Climate Change Is Making Plants More Vulnerable to Disease. New Research Could Help Them Fight Back

To keep food on the table in a warming world, researchers are bolstering plant immunity against the heat.

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HIGP-Developed Biofinder Advances Detection of Extraterrestrial Life

An innovative scientific instrument may be a game changer in the search for signs of extraterrestrial life. 

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Climate Protection: CO2 Turned Into Methanol

TU Wien (Vienna) has developed a chemical process that uses special catalysts to turn climate-damaging carbon dioxide into valuable methanol.

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Thawing Permafrost is Shaping the Global Climate

A new publication and interactive map summarise the current state of knowledge on the risks posed by permafrost soils – and call for decisive action.

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Limiting Global Warming to 1.5°C Would Reduce Risks to Humans by up to 85%

New research led by the University of East Anglia quantifies the benefits of limiting global warming to 1.5°C and identifies the hotspot regions for climate change risk in the future.

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Microbe Protects Honey Bees From Poor Nutrition, a Significant Cause of Colony Loss

Indiana University researchers have identified a specific bacterial microbe that, when fed to honey bee larvae, can reduce the effects of nutritional stress on developing bees -- one of the leading causes of honey bee decline.

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Study Shows Chemical’s Extent in Fairbanks Winter Air

A chemical compound discovered in 2019 in Fairbanks’ wintertime air accounts for a significant portion of the community’s fine particulate pollution, according to new research that seeks to better understand the causes and makeup of the dirty air.

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Solar Farms of the Future – Lancaster Research Underpins New Biodiversity Guidance

Lancaster University researchers have helped to develop a new standard approach to assess how farms affect biodiversity.

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Amazon Landscape Change Study Highlights Ecological Harms and Opportunities for Action

A major study into landscape changes in the Brazilian Amazon sheds new light on the many environmental threats the biome faces – but also offers encouraging opportunities for ecological sustainability in the world’s most biodiverse tropical forest.

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Increasing Heat Waves Affect up to Half a Billion People in South Asia

Climate change is a reality and extremely high temperatures have been reported by India and Pakistan in the spring. 

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