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Climate change and the future of the Granite State – eagletimes.com

By Jack Hurley New Hampshire is a wonderful place to live. For now, we are fortunate to have an abundant variety of mutually beneficial ecosystems, including forests, mountains, wetlands, lakes, rivers, and the ocean. Together they support essential plant and…

When using pyrite to understand Earth’s ocean and atmosphere: Think local, not global

(Washington University in St. Louis) Scientists have long used information from sediments at the bottom of the ocean to reconstruct the conditions in oceans of the past. But a study in Science Advances raises concerns about the common use of pyrite sulfur isotopes to reconstruct Earth’s evolving oxidation state. These signals aren’t the global fingerprint of oxygen in the atmosphere, according to new research from Washington University in St. Louis.

Johns Hopkins develops drive-thru type test to detect viral infections in bacteria

(Johns Hopkins University) The pandemic has made clear the threat that some viruses pose to people. But viruses can also infect life-sustaining bacteria and a Johns Hopkins University-led team has developed a test to determine if bacteria are sick, similar to the one used to test humans for COVID-19.

Sea turtle: Sentinels and victims of plastic pollution in the Adriatic Sea

(Università di Bologna) A University of Bologna research group found plastic waste in the faeces of 45 turtles hospitalised at the Fondazione Cetacea Sea Turtles Rescue Center in Riccione. This signals a high level of pollution in the sea as well as a major threat to the health of these animals whose survival is already at risk.

Microbiome boost may help corals resist bleaching

(King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)) Providing corals with cocktails of natural probiotics could enhance their tolerance to stress and reduce mortality in coral bleaching events.

Using genes to improve greenhouse gases conversion

(University of Queensland) Greenhouse gas waste from factories could be turned into environmentally-friendly chemicals and fuels under an international project seeking to better understand the gene function of bacteria.

Worst-case scenario for river & bay: Climate change, flooding, dead zones, crab depletion – Herald-Mail Media

Editor’s note: This USA Today Network special report explores solutions to deep threats that flow through New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland as the Susquehanna River feeds the Chesapeake Bay — with life and death. The last resident of Applegarth, Md.,…