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December 14, 2020

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One's Trash, Another's Treasure: Fertilizer Made from Urine Could Enable Space Agriculture

From the perspective of future societies, in extremely closed environments such as a space station, self-sufficiency in food cultivation and waste ...

Evolution of Tropical Biodiversity Hotspots: Look to Harsh Species-Poor Areas

Researchers argue that tropical species form faster in harsh species-poor areas but accumulate in climatically moderate areas to form hotspots of ...

Perovskite/silicon Tandem Solar Cells on the Magic Threshold of 30% Efficiency

Scientists have set the current world record of 29.15% efficiency for a tandem solar cell made of perovskite and silicon. The tandem cell provided ...

Toxic Pollutants Can Impact Wildlife Disease Spread

Exposure to toxic pollutants associated with human activities may be influencing the spread of infectious diseases in wildlife, according to a new ...
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How Seaweed-Munching Crabs Could Help Save Coral Reefs

Coral reefs are facing a steep decline today for many reasons, including climate change, overfishing, pollution, disease, and more. What's taking their place is lots and lots of seaweed. But ...

One-Two Punch: Sea Urchins Stuck Belly-Up in Low-Oxygen Hot Water

Low oxygen seawater (hypoxia) may be more stressful to reef organisms than high water temperatures and ocean acidity, which are usually considered the most serious stressors associated with global ...

Big Data Offers Promise of Better Groundwater Management in California

A research team has analyzed big data of more than 200,000 groundwater samples taken from across the state and found that there are problems with the guidelines used for groundwater management. Known ...

New-Found Phenomenon That May Improve Hurricane Forecasts

Rapid storm intensification and decay remain a challenge for hurricane forecasts. Many factors are involved and some of them are either poorly known or not yet identified. One such factor appears to ...

Study Connects Diabetes, Air Pollution to Interstitial Lung Disease

People with pre-diabetes or diabetes who live in ozone-polluted areas may have an increased risk for an irreversible disease with a high mortality rate. These findings are especially important today ...

Innovation in Novel Hybrid Energy Systems

Future novel hybrid energy systems could lead to paradigm shifts in clean energy production, according to a new ...

Regions in Europe at Risk of Nitrate Leaching

Nutrient contamination of groundwater as a result of nitrogen-based fertilizers is a problem in many places in Europe. Scientists have shown that over a period of at least four months per year, ...

'Sparkling' Clean Water from Nanodiamond-Embedded Membrane Filters

Although most of the planet is covered by water, only a fraction of it is clean enough for humans to use. Therefore, it is important to recycle this resource whenever possible. Current purification ...

Index Reveals Integrity Issues for Many of the World's Forests

Only 40 per cent of forests are considered to have high ecological integrity, according to a new global measure, the Forest Landscape Integrity Index. The Index was created by 47 forest and ...

New Blended Solar Cells Yield High Power Conversion Efficiencies

Researchers have blended together various polymer and molecular semiconductors as photo-absorbers to create a solar cell with increased power efficiencies and electricity ...

Microbes and Plants: A Dynamic Duo

The unique partnership between root-dwelling microbes and the plants they inhabit can reduce drought ...

Several U.S. Populations and Regions Exposed to High Arsenic Concentrations in Drinking Water

A national study of public water systems found that arsenic levels were not uniform across the U.S., even after implementation of the latest national regulatory standard. In the first study of ...

Southern Hemisphere Westerly Winds Likely to Intensify as Climate Warms

Polar climate scientists have created the most high resolution past record of the Southern Hemisphere westerly winds. The results describe how the winds are likely to intensify and migrate poleward ...

Engineers Discover New Microbe for Simpler, Cheaper and Greener Wastewater Treatment

Researchers have discovered a new strain of bacterium that can remove both nitrogen and phosphorous from sewage wastewater. Their findings offer a simpler, cheaper and greener method of wastewater ...

Colorado Mountains Bouncing Back from 'Acid Rain' Impacts

Niwot Ridge in the Rocky Mountains is slowly recovering from increased acidity caused by vehicle emissions in Colorado's Front Range, suggesting that alpine regions across the Mountain West may ...

Environmental Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic, as Observed from Space

COVID-19 has changed the way we live and work, as various health and safety restrictions keep more of us at home more often. The resulting changes to our behavior are already impacting the ...

Wildfire Risk Rising as Scientists Determine Which Conditions Beget Blazes

As wildfires burn more often across the Western U.S., researchers are working to understand how extensively blazes burn. Their investigation, aided by machine learning techniques that sort fires by ...

Coral Recovery During a Prolonged Heatwave Offers New Hope

Biologists have discovered how some corals managed to survive a globally unprecedented heatwave, in a first-ever study that provides new hope for the long-term survival of coral reefs in the face of ...

Climate Change Exacerbates Biodiversity Loss

A considerable number of existing and proposed post-2020 biodiversity targets are at risk of being severely compromised due to climate change, even if other barriers such as habitat exploitation are ...

New Method to Label and Track Nano-Particles Could Improve Our Understanding of Plastic Pollution

A ground-breaking method to label and track manufactured nano-plastics could signal a paradigm shift in how we understand and care for environments, finds a new ...

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