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Mapping Marine Microplastics

Researchers used satellite data to detect and track masses of plastic floating in the ocean.

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Combined Heat and Power as a Platform for Clean Energy Systems

While Georgia Tech is not yet operating a CHP system, it is currently examining options for lessening the campus’s energy footprint.

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Forty Percent of North Atlantic Right Whale Population Using Gulf of Saint Lawrence as Seasonal Habitat

A new study confirms that the Gulf of St. Lawrence is an important habitat for a large proportion of the endangered North Atlantic right whale population.

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Research Suggests More Than 400 Hazardous Sites in California Face Flooding

Unless climate change is slowed significantly, more than three feet of sea level rise (SLR) is expected in California by the end of the century, potentially flooding communities that are currently home to more than 145,000 residents.

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Long-Term Particulate Matter Pollution is Associated With High Blood Pressure

According to the WHO, air pollution is the greatest health risk worldwide, accounting for more than 4.2 million deaths annually.

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Growing Carbon Footprint of Plastics

After analysing the global plastics value chain, ETH researchers have revealed that the impact of plastics on climate and health is bigger than originally thought due to the increased use of coal for process heat, electricity and as a raw material in production.

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Air Quality Models Can Improve the Accuracy of Forecasts of Daily Solar Power Production in the Future

The warming or cooling of the atmosphere does not only depend on clouds and greenhouse gases. Aerosol particles also play an important role.

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New Vaccine Ingredient Shows Promise

Scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), have found a possible way to improve the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines—and any vaccine.

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Venice Holds Back the Adriatic Sea

A long-awaited system of movable floodgates is starting to protect the city from the highest tides.

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