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Lethal discovery in soil affected by bushfire

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The team, led by Southern Cross University’s Professor Ed Burton, has found the naturally occurring metal chromium-3 can…
Where do we come from?

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Africa, the homeland of our species – Homo sapiens – harbours greater human genetic diversity than any other part of…
ARS Ecologists Address a Burning Question

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When it comes to restoring rangeland habitats, there is no replacement for “prescribed fire,” according to Agricultural Research…
New research unlocks clues about Earth’s magnetic field

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Deep within Earth, swirling liquid iron generates our planet’s protective magnetic field. This magnetic field is invisible but…
Researchers study fungal diversity and its relationship to the future of forests

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If you indulge in truffles, or porcini and chanterelle mushrooms, you have enjoyed a product of ectomycorrhizal fungi.…
Arctic sea ice can’t ‘bounce back’

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Arctic sea ice cannot “quickly bounce back” if climate change causes it to melt, new research suggests. A team…
The lithium-aluminum-layered double hydroxide chloride (LDH) sorbent being developed by ORNL targets recovery of lithium from geothermal brines—paving the way for increased domestic production of the material for today’s rechargeable batteries. Credit: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
ORNL develops sorbent to recover lithium from geothermal brines

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In the quest for domestic sources of lithium to meet growing demand for battery production, scientists at the…
Rising global temperatures turn northern permafrost region into significant carbon source

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Comprehensive study highlights the need for more research on CO2 emissions in the permafrost region. Permafrost, the perennially frozen…
NASA Determines Australian Meteor Crater is the Oldest Known

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The Earth is pocked with roughly 190 major meteor craters, yet scientists only know the age of just…
A chronicle of giant straight-tusked elephants

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About 800,000 years ago, the giant straight-tusked elephant Palaeoloxodon migrated out of Africa and became widespread across Europe…
Researcher studies the coastal dynamics of uninhabited islands

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No one lives on them, but a group of atolls in the central Indian Ocean could teach coastal…
New tool for sugarcane farmers to help the Great Barrier Reef

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In a world first, sugarcane farmers in far north Queensland have a new app by Australia’s national science…
It was the asteroid impact, not volcanic eruptions, that killed the dinosaurs

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Volcanic activity did not play a direct role in the mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs and…
Caterpillar loss in tropical forest linked to extreme rain, temperature events

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Using a 22-year dataset of plant-caterpillar-parasitoid interactions collected within a patch of protected Costa Rican lowland Caribbean forest,…
In death of dinosaurs, it was all about the asteroid — not volcanoes

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Volcanic activity did not play a direct role in the mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs, according…
Fossil is the oldest-known scorpion

January 17, 2020

Scientists studying fossils collected 35 years ago have identified them as the oldest-known scorpion species, a prehistoric animal…
PNNL Fracturing Fluid: Cost-effective Option for Geothermal Energy

January 17, 2020

Researchers identified two processes that generate larger rock fractures at lower pressures using StimuFrac™. Geothermal power is a reliable…
Irrigation alleviates hot extremes

January 16, 2020

Researchers from ETH Zurich and other universities found evidence that expanding irrigation has dampened anthropogenic warming during hot…
Underwater robot takes first known automated sample from ocean

January 15, 2020

A hybrid remotely operated vehicle developed by NSF-funded Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution researchers took the first known automated ocean sample performed…
Climate change unlikely to drive sugar maples north

January 14, 2020

Climate is an important factor in determining a plant species’ growing zone. Some studies suggest that by the…
Scientists use ancient marine fossils to unravel long-standing climate puzzle

January 10, 2020

Cardiff University scientists have shed new light on the Earth’s climate behaviour during the last known period of…
Detecting microplastics first step in assessing environmental harm

January 10, 2020

Amid growing alarm over the plastic that pollutes our environment, biomedical and optics researchers at the University of Rochester are…
Thawing permafrost affects Alaska’s land-to-ocean river flows

January 9, 2020

A new analysis of the hydrologic cycle across the North Slope of Alaska reveals significant increases in subsurface…
Forests face climate change competition

January 9, 2020

In a world with rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, experiments have shown that increased CO2 allows plants…
Toward a smarter way of recharging the aquifer

January 9, 2020

To replenish groundwater, many municipalities inject reclaimed water into depleted aquifers. The injected water has been purified by…
How long will a volcanic island live?

January 6, 2020

Plate tectonics and mantle plumes set the lifespan of volcanic islands like Hawaii and the Galapagos. When a…
How did life survive in the Snowball Earth? Scientists might have cracked the mystery

January 5, 2020

There is very little life in Arctic tundras and glaciers. However that was the situation in a big…
Life could have emerged from lakes with high phosphorus

December 31, 2019

Life as we know it requires phosphorus. It’s one of the six main chemical elements of life, it…
Unravelling the dinosaur diet one tooth at a time

December 30, 2019

Most of us hope that we’ll only have to lose one set of teeth during our lifetime, but…
How plant metabolites affect the ecosystem

December 23, 2019

Plants are often very individual when it comes to their specific defence chemicals and other metabolites. Such chemical…
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