Scientific American: Energy & Sustainability
Navy Leaders Need to Better Prepare for Climate Change, Experts Say
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 15:30:00 GMT
Boat dock destroyed by Hurricane Florence winds on September 13, 2018 in Atlantic Beach, NC.
Humans Contribute to Earth's Wobble, Scientists Say
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:00:00 GMT
A full-disk view of Earth, centered on the Americas, as seen by the NASA/NOAA Deep Space Climate Observatory on July 6, 2015.
11 Rising Stars of Science
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 18:00:00 GMT
These newcomers are making their mark in research across a variety of fields

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Trump's EPA Made It Easier for Coal Plants to Pollute Waterways
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:30:00 GMT
Obama-era rules could have reduced the chances of spills like the one caused by Hurricane Florence’s floodwaters

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Prickly but Unprotected: 18 Percent of Cactus Species at Risk
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:00:00 GMT
Cylindropuntia californica cactus.
A Warming Climate Could Make Pigs Produce Less Meat
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:45:00 GMT
Farm animals raised in hotter conditions do not generate as much protein, which could make pork more expensive

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Diverse Tree Portfolio Weathers Droughts Better
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 03:00:00 GMT
Forests with numerous tree species, and therefore a mix of water-management strategies, appear more tolerant of drought. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

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Prepare for 10 Feet of Sea Level Rise, California Commission Tells Coastal Cities
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:00:00 GMT
Houses hang over a cliff in Pacifica, California that was eroded by storms and powerful waves connected to a strong El Niño in 2016.
Would Lowering Fuel Economy Standards Boost New Car Sales and Make Driving Safer?
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:00:00 GMT
That’s what the Trump administration claims, but the arguments are dubious

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Carbon Prices Are Too Low to Reduce Emissions
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:15:00 GMT
Though carbon taxes are spreading, they do not reflect actual climate costs

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Mosquitoes Could Carry Plastic Particles into the Food Chain
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:55:00 GMT
Mosquito {Culex pipiens} larvae filter feeding at surface of water.
New White House Biodefense Plan Omits Climate Change
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:15:00 GMT
Research has shown that warming may aide the spread of some infectious diseases

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Lab-Grown Meat
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:30:00 GMT
Meat produced without killing animals is heading to your dinner table

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"Wild, Wonderful" West Virginia's Decapitated Mountains and Deformed Fish
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:00:00 GMT
A scientist documents the poisoning of the state’s waters by the coal industry

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Florence's Floods Reveal Exposure of Rural Areas to Climate Change
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:15:00 GMT
Flooded homes in New Bern, North Carolina after Hurricane Florence on September 14, 2018.
Science News Briefs from Around the World
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 21:37:00 GMT
2015 Antarctic Ozone Hole
Warming Boosted Florence's Rainfall, One Expert Says
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 18:45:00 GMT
Hurricane Florence is seen making landfall on Friday. Scientists say warming oceans affect storms.
To End Poverty, Increase Access to Energy
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:00:00 GMT
Concern about climate change has unintended consequences for the most impoverished countries

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The Future of Fish Farming May Be Indoors
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 10:45:00 GMT
An artist’s rendition of salmon swimming through Nordic Aquafarm’s proposed tanks in Belfast, Maine. A constant current in the tanks will provide fish with exercise for optimal health and meat quality, the company says.
Searching for Chocolate's Roots, and Enemies, in Colombia's Wilderness
Sat, 15 Sep 2018 12:00:00 GMT
A healthy cacao pod from a farm in Colombia. The beans are dried and processed to make chocolate and cocoa powder. Eaten fresh, the soft, white, citrusy pulp makes a tasty snack.