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Fires and Climate are Changing. Science Needs to Change too

A new white paper on the many ways wildfires affect people and the planet makes clear that as fires become more intense and frequent, the urgency for effective and proactive fire science grows.

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Making Rechargeable Batteries More Sustainable with Fully Recyclable Components

Rechargeable solid-state lithium batteries are an emerging technology that could someday power cell phones and laptops for days with a single charge.

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When it Comes to Carbon Collection, Quartz Rocks

Soil carbon is like a large reservoir that can keep carbon out of the atmosphere.

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Cutting Farm Nitrous Oxide Emissions Helps Climate and Ozone Layer

Farming methods can reduce nitrous oxide emissions without slowing down the overall recovery of the ozone layer, results from new research have shown.

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The Gulf Stream Is Wind-Powered and Could Weaken From Climate Change

New evidence of changes to the Gulf Stream during the last ice age could indicate additional sensitivity to future climatic changes, finds a new study led by UCL researchers.

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Groundbreaking Study Reveals Oceanic Seabirds Chase Tropical Cyclones

A new study published today in Current Biology, "Oceanic Seabirds Chase Tropical Cyclones," reveals that the rare Desertas Petrels (Pterodroma deserta), a wide-ranging seabird in the North Atlantic, exhibit unique foraging behaviors during hurricane season. 

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Mining Rare Earth Metals From Electronic Waste

ETH researchers are developing a process inspired by nature that efficiently recovers europium from old fluorescent lamps.

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Study: Weaker Ocean Circulation Could Enhance CO2 Buildup in the Atmosphere

As climate change advances, the ocean’s overturning circulation is predicted to weaken substantially.

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Climate Change Drives Tree Species Towards Colder, Wetter Regions

Climate change is likely to drive tree species towards colder and wetter regions of their geographical distribution, a new study has shown.

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Coral Reefs: Battlegrounds for Survival in a Changing Climate

Coral reefs, those vibrant underwater cities, stand on the precipice of collapse. 

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