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Meat Consumption Must Fall by at Least 75 Percent

However, in small quantities it can be quite sustainable, shows a study by the University of Bonn

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New Self-Cleaning Optical Fiber Can Help in Monitoring Environment and Diagnosing Cancer

Researchers at Tampere University have successfully developed a novel optical fiber design allowing the generation of rainbow laser light in the molecular fingerprint electromagnetic region. 

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Rocket Launch Data Helps Verify Presence of Atmospheric Acoustic Duct

The presence of an atmospheric acoustic duct, a channel of sound at the boundary between the troposphere and stratosphere, has been verified for the first time by Sandia National Laboratory scientists.

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Cryptic Carbon Sequestration

Assistant professor Morgan Raven receives an NSF Faculty Early CAREER award to study a mysterious ocean carbon sequestration process.

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Managing UK Agriculture With Rock Dust Could Absorb Up to 45 per Cent of the Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Needed for Net-Zero, Research Shows

Adding rock dust to UK agricultural soils could absorb up to 45 per cent of the atmospheric carbon dioxide needed to reach net zero, according to a major new study led by scientists at the University of Sheffield.

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Rice University Geobiologist Tapped for Antarctic Drilling Mission

Rice University geobiologist Jeanine Ash is participating in an Antarctic mission that aims to recover the first direct evidence that can answer one of the biggest questions about 21st-century climate change: How much will sea level rise and how fast?

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Breakthrough in Estimating Fossil Fuel CO2 Emissions

A team of scientists led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) has made a major breakthrough in detecting changes in fossil fuel carbon dioxide emissions more quickly and frequently.

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Kaua‘i’s 2018 Record-Setting Rain Caused by a Series of Supercell Thunderstorms

A record-setting rainstorm over Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i in April 2018 resulted in severe flash flooding and estimated damage of nearly $180 million.

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Evaporative Demand Increase Across Lower 48 Means Less Water Supplies, Drier Vegetation, and Higher Fire Risk

New research led by Desert Research Institute scientists shows that atmospheric thirst is a persistent force in pushing Western landscapes and water supplies toward drought.

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Logging "Amplified" Severity of Black Summer Bushfires

An analysis of the fire footprint of the 2019-2020 Black Summer bushfires has found logging elevated the risk of high-severity fires.

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