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New Study Finds Climate Change Could Spark the Next Pandemic

As the Earth’s climate continues to warm, researchers predict wild animals will be forced to relocate their habitats — likely to regions with large human populations — dramatically increasing the risk of a viral jump to humans that could lead to the next pandemic.

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Earth’s Atmosphere May Be Source of Some Lunar Water

Hydrogen and oxygen ions escaping from Earth’s upper atmosphere and combining on the moon could be one of the sources of the known lunar water and ice, according to new research by University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute scientists.

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Tomorrow’s Mariculture

The global population is expected to exceed 10 billion people in our grandchildren’s lifetimes. 

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Pathogens Can Hitch a Ride on Plastic to Reach the Sea

Microplastics are a pathway for pathogens on land to reach the ocean, with likely consequences for human and wildlife health, according to a study from the University of California, Davis.

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Lignin-Based Jet Fuel Packs More Power for Less Pollution

An experimental plant-based jet fuel could increase engine performance and efficiency, while dispensing with aromatics, the pollution-causing compounds found in conventional fuels, according to new research.

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Texas A&M Researchers Aim To Accurately Monitor Subsurface Carbon Dioxide Storage

Their novel monitoring system can rapidly monitor carbon dioxide sequestered underground.

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Using Satellite Data to Help Direct Response to Natural Disasters

The study suggests using satellite data to create better 3D visualizations of the Earth could be useful in directing natural disaster responses.

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Cut Emissions "Starting Now" – Global Carbon Project Experts

The Global Carbon Project has published its full analysis for 2021, reinforcing the need for rapid emissions cuts.

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UK Wildlife Watchers Welcome "Ecological Refugees"

Wildlife watchers generally welcome species that have arrived in the UK due to climate change, new research suggests.

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News From the Climate History of the Dead Sea

The lake level of the Dead Sea is currently dropping by more than one metre every year - mainly because of the heavy water consumption in the catchment area.

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