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A Better Way to Quantify Radiation Damage in Materials

It was just a piece of junk sitting in the back of a lab at the MIT Nuclear Reactor facility, ready to be disposed of. 

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Highest Coral Cover in Central, Northern Reef in 36 Years

The northern and central Great Barrier Reef have recorded their highest amount of coral cover since the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) began monitoring 36 years ago.  

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Typically Rainy Parts of Europe See Deepening Drought, Forcing Water Restrictionsclim

The UK, Germany, and the Netherlands, three countries accustomed to regular rainfall, are seeing intense drought this summer, with unusually dry conditions expected to persist through September.

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Research Suggests That Change in Bird Colouration Is Due to Climate Change

A study (Long-Term Decrease in Coloration: A Consequence of Climate Change?), published by The American Naturalist and in which the Faculty of Science and Technology researcher David López-Idiáquez has participated, explored whether climate change alters the plumage colouration of the blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus).

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Scientists Envisage Climate Change Will Severely Impact Bird Communities by 2080

Leading ecologists from our Department of Biosciences and Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre in Germany have predicted in their latest research that bird communities will change worldwide in 2080 due to climate change, largely as result of shifting their ranges.

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New Study Finds Global Forest Area per Capita Has Decreased by Over 60%

Over the past 60 years, the global forest area has declined by 81.7 million hectares, a loss that contributed to the more than 60% decline in global forest area per capita.

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UMBC-Led Team Generates First Global Map of Cargo Ship Pollution, Revealing Effects of Fuel Regulations

A new study in Science Advances led by UMBC’s Tianle Yuan used satellite data from 2003 – 2020 to determine the effect of fuel regulations on pollution from cargo ships. 

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European Heat Waves Force Closure of Classic Climbing Routes in Alps

European mountain guides are cancelling climbs up some of the most iconic peaks in the Alps, including Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn, as a series of heat waves and rapidly melting glaciers have made the routes too dangerous.

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Explosive Neutron Star Merger Captured for First Time in Millimeter Light

For the first time, scientists have recorded millimeter-wavelength light from a fiery explosion caused by the merger of a neutron star with another star.

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