Earth & Climate News
January 29, 2020

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If scientists can find the genetic basis for the axolotl's ability to regenerate, they might be able to find ways to restore damaged tissue in humans. But they have been ... read more
New research describes a dynamic climate and vegetation model that explains when regions across Africa, areas of the Middle ... read more
Scientists are using high-energy pulses of electricity to turn any source of carbon into turbostratic graphene in an instant. The process promises environmental benefits by ... read more
A new study uses machine learning to project migration patterns resulting from sea-level rise. Researchers found the impact of rising oceans will ripple across the country, ... read more
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Rethinking Land Conservation to Protect Species That Will Need to Move With Climate Change

A new study finds that many species of animals and plants likely will need to migrate under climate change, and that conservation efforts will also need to shift to be ... read more

Current Model for Storing Nuclear Waste Is Incomplete

The materials the United States and other countries plan to use to store high level nuclear waste will likely degrade faster than anyone previously knew, because of the way those materials interact, ... read more

Researchers Advance Solar Material Production

A team has developed a more efficient, safer, and cost-effective way to produce cadmium telluride (CdTe) material for solar cells or other applications, a discovery that could advance the solar ... read more

More Rain and Less Snow Means Increased Flood Risk

By analyzing more than two decades of data in the western US, scientists have shown that flood sizes increase exponentially as a higher fraction of precipitation falls as rain, offering insight into ... read more

Sea Level Rise to Cause Major Economic Impact in the Absence of Further Climate Action

Rising sea levels, a direct impact of the Earth's warming climate, is intensifying coastal flooding. The findings of a new study show that the projected negative economy-wide effects of coastal ... read more

Children to Bear the Burden of Negative Health Effects from Climate Change

The grim effects that climate change will have on pediatric health outcomes was the focus of a recent ... read more

A Sustainable Alternative to Crude Oil

A research team has developed a new polyamide family which can be produced from a byproduct of cellulose production -- a successful example for a more sustainable economy with bio-based ... read more

Recreational Fishers Catching More Sharks and Rays

Recreational fishers are increasingly targeting sharks and rays, a situation that is causing concern among ... read more

Seismic Biomarkers in Japan Trench Fault Zone Reveal History of Large Earthquakes

Researchers used a novel technique to study the faults in the Japan Trench, the subduction zone where the magnitude 9.1 Tohoku-Oki earthquake struck in 2011. Their findings reveal a long history of ... read more

New Portable Tool Analyzes Microbes in the Environment

Imagine a device that could swiftly analyze microbes in oceans and other aquatic environments, revealing the health of these organisms - too tiny to be seen by the naked eye - and their response to ... read more

High Air Pollution Exposure in 1-Year-Olds Linked to Structural Brain Changes at Age 12

A new study suggests that significant early childhood exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) is associated with structural changes in the brain at the age of ... read more

The Skin of Earth Is Home to Pac-Man-Like Protists

The most common groups of soil protists behave exactly like Pac-Man: moving through the soil matrix, gobbling up bacteria according to a new ... read more

Assessing Risk of Chemicals to Wildlife Is Huge Challenge That Requires New Approach

Computer modelling and long-term ecological monitoring will be essential to assess the environmental risks of the rapidly growing number of chemicals across the world, according to a new review ... read more

Dance of the Honey Bee Reveals Fondness for Strawberries

Bees are pollinators of many plants, but their diversity and density is declining. A team investigated their foraging behavior in agricultural landscapes. They found that honey bees prefer strawberry ... read more

Principles for a Green Chemistry Future

Researchers show how green chemistry is essential for a sustainable ... read more

The Blue Acceleration: Recent Colossal Rise in Human Pressure on Ocean Quantified

Human pressure on the world's ocean accelerated sharply at the start of the 21st century and shows no sign of slowing, according to a comprehensive new analysis on the state of the ocean. ... read more

Increasing Opportunities for Sustainable Behavior

To mitigate climate change and safeguard ecosystems, we need to make drastic changes in our consumption and transport behaviors. A new study shows how even minor changes to available infrastructure ... read more

Mystery of Grand Canyon's Water Supply

Researchers looked at how scientists model the vulnerability of karst formations around the Grand Canyon. They then created a new model that can give land and water managers more information so they ... read more

Living Near Major Roads Linked to Risk of Dementia, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and MS

Living near major roads or highways is linked to higher incidence of dementia, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis (MS), suggests new ... read more

2018's Four Corners Drought Directly Linked to Human-Caused Climate Change

The western United States has experienced such intense droughts over the past decade that technical descriptions are becoming inadequate. In many places, conditions are rocketing past ... read more

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