Scientific American: Energy & Sustainability
Oil and Gas Facilities Leak More Methane than Previously Thought
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 17:30:00 GMT
Plugging those leaks would be a cost-effective way to slow the rate of warming, experts say

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Alaskan Beluga Whales Ace Hearing Exam
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 03:55:00 GMT
Researchers tested the hearing of beluga whales in an Alaskan bay and found that they seem to have suffered little hearing loss due to ocean noise. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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CO2 Can Directly Impact Extreme Weather, Research Suggests
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:15:00 GMT
Some experts are calling for a cap on CO2 emissions in addition to warming limits

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Here's Why Expanding Protected Areas Isn't Saving Nature
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:45:00 GMT
A new study proposes tools to gauge when an ecosystem is “intact”—and what might happen if that changes

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Adapting to Climate Change Will Take More Than Just Seawalls and Levees
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:11:00 GMT
Our government’s unconscionable policies are a scary precedent

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Electric Car Advocates Want to Expand Access to Low-Income Communities
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:15:00 GMT
Those most impacted by air pollution should be able to more easily use cleaner vehicles, environmentalists argue

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World Has Only 20 Years to Meet Ambitious 1.5C Warming Threshold
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:15:00 GMT
But a new calculation suggests that timeframe provides more room than thought to rein in carbon emissions

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Jaguars Thrive in Lightly Logged Forests
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:45:00 GMT
American jaguar.
Sea Level Rise Will Threaten Thousands of California Homes
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:30:00 GMT
Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach, California.
Weeds Are Winning the War against Herbicide Resistance
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:45:00 GMT
Herbicides are under evolutionary threat. Can modern agriculture find a new way to fight back?

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Coral Reefs Keep Costly Waves at Bay
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:15:00 GMT
A new analysis found the flood protection benefits of coral reefs save the global economy $4 billion dollars a year. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

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Cities Look to "Virtual Power" to Reach Climate Goals
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 15:00:00 GMT
The approach to buying renewable energy to offset electricity use was pioneered by major corporations

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Hippo Dung Fouls Up Freshwater Fisheries
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 01:10:00 GMT
Hippo poop is piling up in Tanzania’s freshwater fisheries—which is bad news for biodiversity, and deleterious for the dinner plate. Jason G. Goldman reports. 

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Puerto Rico's Water System Stutters Back to Normal
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:00:00 GMT
People collect water from a water truck after Hurricane Maria in Corozal, Puerto Rico, in Sept. 2017.
Humans Are Driving Other Mammals to Become More Nocturnal
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 18:15:00 GMT
European beaver (Castor fiber) in the middle of a French city, Orléans.
Antarctic Melt Rate Has Tripled in the Last 25 Years
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:30:00 GMT
Summer clouds swirl in around the Staccato Peaks of Alexander Island, Antarctic Peninsula. High snowfall and strong weather gradients in this mountainous area make assessment of glacier mass balance particularly challenging.
Alien Anthropocene: How Would Other Worlds Battle Climate Change?
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 12:00:00 GMT
New results modeling the co-evolution of technological civilizations and their planetary climates suggest that aliens could, much like the Easter Island culture from Earth’s history, suffer self-inflicted collapses due to rapid environmental degradation.
Rising Temperatures Could Cut Corn Production
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 16:30:00 GMT
Unrestrained warming could reduce yields of the staple crop, as well as many vegetables and legumes

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Society Needs to Flip Its Disaster Spending, Insurance Report Says
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 16:30:00 GMT
Florida Keys after Hurricane Irma.
6 Ways to Bring a Little STEM to Your Summer
Sat, 09 Jun 2018 18:00:00 GMT
Whether inside or outdoors, looking up or digging down, the summer is full of textbook-free ways to enjoy some science

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