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Volcano spewing carbon dioxide drives coral to give way to algae

Scientists from NOAA and the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies at the University of Miami have documented a dramatic shift from vibrant...

Natural selection can impede formation of new species

An intriguing study involving walking stick insects led by the University of Sheffield in England and the University of Colorado Boulder shows how natural...

Inbreeding not to blame for Colorado’s bighorn sheep population decline

The health of Colorado’s bighorn sheep population remains as precarious as the steep alpine terrain the animals inhabit, but a new study led by...

Autonomous Taxis Would Deliver Significant Environmental and Economic Benefits

Imagine a fleet of driverless taxis roaming your city, ready to pick you up and take you to your destination at a moment’s notice....

Spotting the elephant not in the room

An automated thermal detection system that can discern wild elephants from background and other animals in infrared images could save lives in parts of...

U.S., Partners Announce First Conservation Management Plan for Polar Bear

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released the Draft Polar Bear Conservation Management Plan (CMP) today, crafted by an unprecedented team of stakeholders from...

6 New Things Happening with Biofuels

Over the past few years, scientists across the country have been revolutionizing the future of fuel. Biofuels researchers from the Department Energy’s National Laboratories...

Study casts doubt on climate benefit of biofuels from corn residue

Using corn crop residue to make ethanol and other biofuels reduces soil carbon and can generate more greenhouse gases than gasoline, according to a...

Field study shows why food quality will suffer with rising CO2

For the first time, a field test has demonstrated that elevated levels of carbon dioxide inhibit plants' assimilation of nitrate into proteins, indicating that...

Using more wood for construction can slash global reliance on fossil...

A Yale University-led study has found that using more wood and less steel and concrete in building and bridge construction would substantially reduce global...

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