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December 11, 2018

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December 11, 2018

Transforming Our Food System to Ensure a Sustainable Future

Dec. 6, 2018 — By 2050, the world will have almost 10 billion people. It will be impossible to feed everyone without exacerbating poverty, accelarting deforestation and increasing GHG emissions unless we start ... read more

Wildfire Ash Could Trap Mercury

Dec. 5, 2018 — Researchers studying ash from recent California wildfires report that burned material in forests might help sequester mercury that otherwise would be released into the ... read more

Information from Citizens Could Improve Flood Modelling

Dec. 5, 2018 — Researchers are working to develop improved methods for flood prevention and warning. A new study points to the potential of an approach that integrates water level data reported by citizens into ... read more

Dec. 5, 2018 — The Flint, Michigan lead crisis should have buried the city in waste. A case study investigates why not and proposes solutions for future water ... read more

Dec. 4, 2018 — When the tiny and invasive spiny water flea began appearing in researchers' nets in 2009, scientists began to wonder how Lake Mendota, one of the most-studied lakes in the world, went from ... read more

Human Actions Impact Wild Salmon's Ability to Evolve

Dec. 4, 2018 — Once spring-run chinook salmon disappear, they are not likely to re-emerge, indicates genetic analysis of the revered wild fish. Prompt conservation action could preserve spring-run chinook, as well ... read more

Dec. 4, 2018 — Lake Constance, one of the largest freshwater lakes in Europe, suffered from eutrophication, or nutrient contamination caused by agricultural and waste water run-off in the mid-1900s. A study has now ... read more

How Mussels Handle Microplastic Fiber Pollution

Dec. 4, 2018 — New research shows that mussels readily take in microplastic pollution fibers from the ocean but quickly flush most of them out again, according to a new ... read more

Algae Testbed Experiment Yields Data Useful for Future Projects

Dec. 4, 2018 — A unique experiment that explored how well algae grows in specific regions of the United States yielded data that could prove useful as the industry moves ... read more

Set Your Teeth on EDGE: World's Weirdest Sharks and Rays on the Brink of Extinction

Dec. 4, 2018 — Sharks that use a whip-like tail to stun their prey, rays with saws on their faces, and river rays half the length of a bus are among the most unique species at risk of extinction, according to the ... read more

Uneven Rates of Sea Level Rise Tied to Climate Change

Dec. 3, 2018 — The pattern of uneven sea level rise over the last quarter century has been driven in part by human-caused climate change, not just natural variability, according to a new ... read more

Dec. 3, 2018 — Understanding how the ocean works is like putting together a million-piece puzzle. There are many questions; finding answers takes time, resources, and opportunity. But even when scientists believe ... read more

Dec. 3, 2018 — Small animals at the base of the freshwater food chain can rapidly adapt to salt pollution -- from sources like winter road deicing, agriculture, and mining -- but at a ... read more

Dec. 3, 2018 — New research suggests that saltier, more alkaline freshwater can release toxic metals and harmful nitrogen-containing compounds from streambeds and soils in drainage basins. The results further ... read more

Dec. 1, 2018 — Researchers conducting a 5-year-long study examining snow cover in a northern hardwood forest region found that projected changes in climate could lead to a 95 percent reduction of deep-insulating ... read more

Nov. 30, 2018 — A new study helping to improve how sustainability is measured for popular reef fish could help better assess the eco-friendly seafood options at the dinner ... read more

Nov. 30, 2018 — A simple molecule in the atmosphere that acts as a 'detergent' to break down methane and other greenhouse gases has been found to recycle itself to maintain a steady global presence in the ... read more

New Research Questions Fish Stocking Obligations

Nov. 30, 2018 — Fish stocking as a fisheries compensation method in hydropower operations no longer meets latest legal and scientific requirements, according to a new study. The study focuses on ecological flows ... read more

Nov. 29, 2018 — In August 2012, the Jakobshavn Glacier was flowing and breaking off into the sea at record speeds, three times faster than in previous years. As the glacier flowed faster, it became thinner and more ... read more

Nov. 29, 2018 — Razorbill tag data revealed that, at night, these seabirds spent a lot of their time idle on the sea surface. 'We saw this as an opportunity to (...) test if the birds might be drifting with the ... read more

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