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Did climate change help spark the Syrian war

Did climate change help spark the Syrian war?

A new study says a record drought that ravaged Syria in 2006-2010 was likely stoked by ongoing manmade climate change, and that the drought may have helped propel the 2011 […]

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Modern logging techniques benefit rainforest wildlife

New research has highlighted the value of a modern logging technique for maintaining biodiversity in tropical forests that are used for timber production. Researchers at the Durrell Institute of Conservation […]

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Worldwide, the nitrogen cycle is off

When exposed to nitrogen fertilizer over a period of years, nitrogen-fixing bacteria called rhizobia evolve to become less beneficial to legumes – the plants they normally serve. These findings, reported […]

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Radio chip for the ‘Internet of things’

Circuit that reduces power leakage when transmitters are idle could greatly extend battery life. At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the big theme was the “Internet of […]

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Climate change driving brutal winter?

Prolonged cold snaps on the East Coast, California drought and frozen mornings in the South all have something in common – the atmospheric jet stream which transports weather systems that’s […]

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Climate Change Driving Brutal Winter?

More evidence for link between wavy jet stream and extreme weather, Rutgers study finds Prolonged cold snaps on the East Coast, California drought and frozen mornings in the South all […]