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SWOT Satellite Catches Coastal Flooding During California Storms

Operated by NASA and the French space agency, the Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission provides a new view of water on land, at the coast, and in the ocean.

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Cleaning up Environmental Contaminants With Quantum Dot Technology

The 2023 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was focused on quantum dots — objects so tiny, they’re controlled by the strange and complex rules of quantum physics. 

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Experts Warn Climate Change Will Fuel Spread of Infectious Diseases

A team of infectious diseases experts is calling for more awareness and preparedness in the medical field to deal with the impact of climate change on the spread of diseases.

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Keto Diet Prevents Early Memory Decline in Mice

A new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis, shows a ketogenic diet significantly delays the early stages of Alzheimer’s-related memory loss in mice. 

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8-Hour Time-Restricted Eating Linked to a 91% Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Death

An analysis of over 20,000 U.S. adults found that people who limited their eating across less than 8 hours per day, a time-restricted eating plan, were more likely to die from cardiovascular disease compared to people who ate across 12-16 hours per day, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention│Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Scientific Sessions 2024, March 18- 21, in Chicago. 

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Funding Boost to Address Rapid Decline of Biodiversity

An innovative programme that will enable UK companies to integrate nature into financial decision-making and to mobilise investment in biodiversity, has received £3 million funding from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

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Novel Method to Measure Root Depth May Lead to More Resilient Crops

As climate change worsens global drought conditions, hindering crop production, the search for ways to capture and store atmospheric carbon causing the phenomenon has intensified.

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Understanding an Overlooked Hotspot for Carbon Emissions

“We were fascinated to learn that the drainage canals themselves are a hotspot for peat carbon to be transformed into carbon dioxide,” said study co-author Alison Hoyt, assistant professor of Earth system science at the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability.

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What Artificial Streams Can Teach Us About Insects, Algae and our Changing Climate

A network of artificial streams is teaching scientists how California’s mountain waterways — and the ecosystems that depend on them — may be impacted by a warmer, drier climate.

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