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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 Points to Human Impact on Evolution of Freshwater Fish

The most aggressive largemouth bass in the lake are also the ones most prized by anglers. These are the fish that literally ‘take the...
Observed change in surface air temperature between 1930 and 1990. Observations are from the NASA GISS Surface Temperature Analysis. Image courtesy of Eric Leibensperger

What would it take to limit climate change to 1.5°C?

Limiting temperature rise by 2100 to less than 1.5°C is feasible, at least from a purely technological standpoint, according to the study published in...

Geophysicist, Mathematicians Describe How River Rocks Round

For centuries, geologists have recognized that the rocks that line riverbeds tend to be smaller and rounder further downstream. But these experts have not...

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