Ecology

How biofuels from plant fibers could combat global warming

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  Scientists, companies and government agencies are hard at work on decreasing greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change. In ...

Radioactivity from oil and gas wastewater persists in Pennsylvania stream ...

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  DURHAM, N.C. – More than seven years after Pennsylvania officials requested that the disposal of radium-laden fracking wastewater into ...

Why are there no sea snakes in the Atlantic?

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sea snakes are an evolutionary success story. With about 70 species, they’re the most diverse reptile group ...

The Caribbean is stressed out

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  Forty percent of the world’s 2.5 billion people live in coastal cities and towns. A team including Smithsonian marine ...

How much water flows into agricultural irrigation?

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Irrigation for agriculture is the largest use of fresh water around the globe, but precise records and maps of when ...

Scientists and farmers work together to wipe out African lovegrass

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A partnership between QUT, the NSW Government and farmers could lead to the eventual eradication of the highly invasive African ...

Can corals survive climate change?

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A group of international scientists, including scientists from Australia, have issued advice that more research is urgently required to determine ...

NASA’s IMERG shows rainfall accumulation along Harvey’s track

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As Harvey continues to dump catastrophic rains over southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana, NASA has been tallying rainfall accumulations in ...

NASA calculates Tropical Storm Harvey’s flooding rainfall

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At NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, an analysis of Hurricane Harvey’s tremendous rainfall was created using eight ...

Rush hour pollution may be more dangerous than you think

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DURHAM, N.C. — The first in-car measurements of exposure to pollutants that cause oxidative stress during rush hour commutes has ...