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Airborne Measurements Point to Low EPA Methane Estimates in South Central US

Approximately twice as much methane is seeping into the atmosphere than the Environmental Protection Agency estimates from oil and gas facilities in the south central U.S., according to a series of measurements taken by meteorologists using NASA aircraft.

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Earth's Most Biodiverse Ecosystems Face A Perfect Storm

A combination of climate change, extreme weather and pressure from local human activity is causing a collapse in global biodiversity and ecosystems across the tropics, new research shows.

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Children to Bear the Burden of Negative Health Effects From Climate Change

The grim effects that climate change will have on pediatric health outcomes was the focus of a “Viewpoint” article published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation by Susan E. Pacheco, MD, an expert at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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Rice Lab Turns Trash Into Valuable Graphene in a Flash

That banana peel, turned into graphene, can help facilitate a massive reduction of the environmental impact of concrete and other building materials. 

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Patterns of Thinning of Antarctica’s Biggest Glacier Are Now the Opposite of What Was Previously Observed

Using the latest satellite technology from the European Space Agency (ESA), scientists from the University of Bristol have been tracking patterns of mass loss from Pine Island – Antarctica’s largest glacier.

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Cutting Road Transport Pollution Could Help Plants Grow

Cutting emissions of particular gases could improve conditions for plants, allowing them to grow faster and capture more carbon, new research suggests.

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Science at the Interface: Bioinspired Materials Reveal Useful Properties

The design of sophisticated new materials is undergoing brisk technological advancement. 

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Contradicting Prevalent View, UCI Oceanographers Predict Increase in Phytoplankton

A neural network-driven Earth system model has led University of California, Irvine oceanographers to a surprising conclusion: Phytoplankton populations in low-latitude waters will expand by the end of the 21st century.

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Buildings Can Become a Global CO2 Sink If Made out of Wood Instead of Cement and Steel

A material revolution replacing cement and steel in urban construction by wood can have double benefits for climate stabilization, a new study shows. 

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Rewilding the Arctic Could Stop Permafrost Thaw and Reduce Climate Change Risks

The wide-scale introduction of large herbivores to the Arctic tundra to restore the ‘mammoth steppe’ grassland ecosystem and mitigate global warming is economically viable, suggests a new paper from the University of Oxford.

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