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Giant Clams May Hold the Answers to Making Solar Energy More Efficient

In a new study, Yale researcher Alison Sweeney found that giant clams in the Western Pacific may be the most efficient solar energy system on the planet.

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Choose Where to Plant Energy Crops Wisely to Minimise Loss of Biodiversity, Says New Study

In the fight to protect biodiversity and limit climate change, the world will reap what it sows, say researchers from the University of Surrey.

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Shrinking Glaciers: Microscopic Fungi Enhance Soil Carbon Storage in New Landscapes Created by Shrinking Arctic Glaciers

Melting Arctic glaciers are in rapid recession, and microscopic organisms colonise the newly exposed landscapes. Dr. James Bradley, Honorary Reader in Arctic Biogeochemistry in the School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences at Queen Mary University of London, and his team, have revealed that yeasts play an important role in soil formation in the Arctic after glaciers have melted away. 

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The Race to Save Glacial Ice Records Before They Melt Away

When Margit Schwikowski helicoptered up to Switzerland’s Corbassière glacier in 2020, it was clear that things weren’t right.

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Mighty Floods of the Nile River During Warmer and Wetter Climates

Global warming as well as recent droughts and floods threaten large populations along the Nile Valley.

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Wastewater is a Viable Medium for Growing Lettuce in Hydroponic Systems, Study Shows

Urban agriculture has the potential to improve food security through local, efficient, and sustainable food production.

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Amid A.I. Boom, Google’s Emissions Have Grown by Half

Google has reported that, since 2019, its emissions have grown by 48 percent, an enormous increase that reflects the vast amounts of energy used by artificial intelligence.

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Melting of Alaskan Glaciers Shown to be Accelerating

Melting of glaciers in a major Alaskan icefield has accelerated and could reach an irreversible tipping point earlier than previously thought, research led by Newcastle University suggests.

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Hurricane Beryl Hurtles into the Caribbean

The first Atlantic hurricane of 2024 produced dangerous winds and life-threatening storm surge as it barreled into the Caribbean’s Grenadine Islands.

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Brazil Is Seeing a Record Number of Wildfires This Year

In the Amazon, Brazil has made huge gains in its battle against deforesters, but it is increasingly losing ground to another threat: climate change.

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