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Thousands of Emperor Penguins Discovered by Satellite

A careful study of satellite imagery has revealed four previously unknown colonies of emperor penguins along the edges of Antarctica, a promising discovery in a region increasingly endangered by climate change.

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New Tool Predicts Flood Risk From Hurricanes in a Warming Climate

Using New York as a test case, the model predicts flooding at the level experienced during Hurricane Sandy will occur roughly every 30 years by the end of this century.

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Groundwater Levels Are Sinking Ever Faster Around the World

A global study shows that the world’s groundwater resources are dwindling: levels are falling sharply worldwide, and the decline has accelerated in the 21st century. Nevertheless, there is still reason for hope.

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Uncovering the Secrets Behind the Silent Flight of Owls

Owls produce negligible noise while flying. While many studies have linked the micro-fringes in owl wings to their silent flight, the exact mechanisms have been unclear. 

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Marine Heat Waves Trigger Shift in Hatch Dates and Early Growth of Pacific Cod

Marine heat waves appear to trigger earlier reproduction, high mortality in early life stages and fewer surviving juvenile Pacific cod in the Gulf of Alaska, a new study from Oregon State University shows.

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Groundbreaking Discovery Enables Cost-Effective and Eco-friendly Green Hydrogen Production

A breakthrough technology has been developed that enables the production of green hydrogen in a more cost-effective and environmentally friendly manner, bringing us closer to a carbon-neutral society by replacing expensive precious metal catalysts.

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Wobbling Particles in the Sky

Tiny particles such as ice crystals or ash particles tend to oscillate as they settle through the atmosphere.

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Earthquake Lifts the Noto Peninsula

The first day of 2024 brought catastrophe to parts of Japan. At 4:10 p.m. Japan Standard Time (07:10 Universal Time), the land on the Noto Peninsula in northwestern Honshu began to lurch, shaking violently for about 50 seconds. 

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A New Perspective on the Temperature Inside Tropical Forests

Tropical forests host up to half of the planet’s biodiversity but up to now, ecological studies over tropical forests often relied on large scale datasets depicting open-air temperatures – that is, the temperature outside the forests, which can be several degrees different from the temperatures inside the forest.

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Major Climate Benefits with Electric Aircraft

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have performed the world's first life cycle assessment (LCA) of an existing, two-seater, all-electric aircraft, with a direct comparison to an equivalent fossil fuel-powered one.

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