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Should We Use Technology to Slow Global Warming? | | SBU News – Stony Brook News

Without a major slowing of global warming, humans and nature will face increasingly dire consequences. Nine of the hottest years in human history have occurred in the past decade as documented on Climate.gov. Without a major shift in this climate trajectory, the future…

Houston flooding polluted reefs more than 100 miles offshore

(Rice University) Extreme storm flooding in Houston washed human waste onto coral reefs more than 100 miles offshore. Rice University marine biologists found fecal bacteria on sponges in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary following 2016’s Tax Day flood and 2017’s Hurricane Harvey.

Great tits change their traditions for the better

(University of Konstanz) Researchers at the University of Konstanz and Max Planck Institute for Animal Behavior in Germany have found that birds are able to change their culture to become more efficient. Published today as open access in the journal Current Biology, this research reveals immigration as a powerful driver of cultural change in animal groups that could help them to adapt to rapidly changing environments.

A sun reflector for earth? – EurekAlert

NEW YORK, APRIL 5, 2021 — Nine of the hottest years in human history have occurred in the last decade. Without a major shift in this climate trajectory, the future of life on Earth is in question. Should humans, whose…

Ozone pollution harms maize crops, study finds

(Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) A new study, published in Plant Direct, has shown that ozone in the lower layers of the atmosphere decreases crop yields in maize and changes the types of chemicals that are found inside the leaves.

Surprising disconnect between physical characteristics and genetic ancestry in certain

(Stanford University) Stanford biologists have built a model examining the relationship between physical traits and genetic ancestry in populations formed from the mixture of multiple founding groups. They found that the relationship dissipates over generations.

Sohn: It’s not just a tree, it’s a climate change fighter – Chattanooga Times Free Press

Joyce Kilmer immortalized trees for most of us. He wrote: “I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest against the earth’s sweet flowing breast; a tree that looks…

Biodegradable Algae Solar Panels Clean The Air While Growing Green Energy

What can generate clean energy, biomass for fertilizers, convert CO2 into oxygen, and be used in space? Algae. Pursuing this incredible organism’s potential is young Adán Ramirez Sánchez—23-year-old Mexican biotechnician and winner of MIT’s 2019 Latin American Innovators Under 35—who has made solar panels powered by algae instead of minerals mined from the earth. His […]

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