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Community Science Volunteers Can Set Scientific World Abuzz With New Bumble Bee Sightings

Community science volunteers – laypeople with an interest in bees and conservation – significantly contribute to the scientific knowledge of native bumble bees across Canada and the United States, finds a new study by York University.

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Rising Temperatures Will Significantly Reduce Streamflow in the Upper Colorado River Basin As Groundwater Levels Fall, New Research Shows

The Colorado River makes life possible in many Western cities and supports agriculture that sustains people throughout the country. 

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Shedding Light on the Chemical Enigma of Sulfur Trioxide in the Atmosphere

Researchers at Tampere University have discovered that sulfur trioxide can form products other than sulfuric acid in the atmosphere by interacting with organic and inorganic acids. 

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Future Climate Impacts Put Whale Diet at Risk

A new study led by Griffith University predicts future climate change impacts could disrupt the krill-heavy diet that humpback whales in the southern hemisphere consume. 

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Expert: Satellite Mission to Decode Clouds’ Role in Climate Change

The EarthCARE satellite, a groundbreaking mission set to enhance our understanding of clouds and aerosols in the climate system, is ready for launch.

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Study Shows we can Tackle Pollution Threats to the Lakes

Major pollutants affecting the Lake District’s iconic waters are continuing to decline across the region, but a combination of factors continue to impact the health of lake ecosystems, say scientists.

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Earth Scientists Describe a New Kind of Volcanic Eruption

No two volcanic eruptions are exactly alike, but scientists think a series of explosive eruptions at Hawaii's Kīlauea volcano fit into a whole new category.

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Ambitious Targets Are Needed to End Ocean Plastic Pollution by 2100

Research suggests that plastic pollution must be reduced by at least 5% every year to make progress towards UN targets by the end of the century.

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Controlling Water, Transforming Greenhouse Gases

Scientists looking to convert carbon dioxide into clean fuels and useful chemicals often make hydrogen gas and carbonates as unwanted byproducts. 

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Virginia Tech Physicists Propose Path to Faster, More Flexible Robots

In a May 15 paper released in the journal Physical Review Letters, Virginia Tech physicists revealed a microscopic phenomenon that could greatly improve the performance of soft devices, such as agile flexible robots or microscopic capsules for drug delivery.

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