Category: Environment

Environment

Carbon Lurking in Deep Ocean Threw Ancient Climate Switch, Say Researchers

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A million years ago, a longtime pattern of alternating glaciations and warm periods dramatically changed, when ice ages suddenly became longer and more intense. Scientists have …

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The Long Arm of Species Loss

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Tigers or termites? Blue whales or bacteria? Fishes or fungi? Large and rare or small and abundant? Which kind of organisms matter most to ecosystems? Three …

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Fleet of automated electric taxis could deliver environmental and energy benefits

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It may be only a matter of time before urban dwellers can hail a self-driving taxi, so researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National …

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California projected to get wetter through this century

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Under business-as-usual greenhouse gas emissions, climate models predict California will get warmer during the rest of the century and most also predict the state will get …

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U.S. Indoor Climate Most Similar to Northeast African Outdoors

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What do you do to remain comfortable in your home? If you’re like the American citizen scientists who reported information about their home climate, you make …

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Observing Chinese Starbucks patrons reveals what their ancestors farmed, study finds

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A new study analyzing behavior patterns of people across China suggests that the traditional interdependent rice-farming culture of southern China has resulted in today’s residents—even city …

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The buzz about bumble bees isn’t good

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While many scientists are focused on the decline of honey bees, relatively few study bumble bees. The good news is that a new study provides an …

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Device harvests energy from low-frequency vibrations

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A wearable energy-harvesting device could generate energy from the swing of an arm while walking or jogging, according to a team of researchers from Penn State’s …

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Researchers Report Novel Hybrid Catalyst to Split Water

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Researchers from the University of Houston and the California Institute of Technology have reported an inexpensive hybrid catalyst capable of splitting water to produce hydrogen, suitable …

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Wasting food may be safe, reasonable decision for some, study says

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About 21 percent of the American food supply is wasted by consumers at home and in restaurants, but little is known about why. A Purdue University …