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Sea butterflies already struggle in acidifying Southern Ocean

(Naturalis Biodiversity Center) In a new study, scientists from Naturalis Biodiversity Center, the University of Amsterdam and NIOZ show that sea butterflies already have difficulty growing their shells in present-day Southern Ocean conditions. With the continuation of ocean acidification this will become even more difficult.

A COSMIC approach to nanoscale science

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) COSMIC, a multipurpose X-ray instrument at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source, has made headway in the scientific community since its launch less than 2 years ago, with groundbreaking contributions in fields ranging from batteries to biominerals.

At Yale, new FedEx-supported center to focus on climate change solutions – EurekAlert

A $100 million gift from FedEx will help fund a new center at Yale University focused on developing natural solutions for reducing atmospheric carbon. The Center for Natural Carbon Capture will support and accelerate applied research across academic disciplines, helping…

Fighting climate change by farming kelp – OPB News

In the race to stall or even reverse global warming, new efforts are in the works to pull carbon dioxide out of the air and put it somewhere safe. One startup in Maine has a vision that is drawing attention…

Kelp Farm Startup Aims To Bury Carbon And Slow Climate Change – NPR

Adam Baske (left) and Capt. Rob Odlin of Running Tide Technologies in the Gulf of Maine. They release rope that’s entwined with early-stage kelp, a fast growing seaweed that will soak up carbon dioxide. Fred Bever/Maine Public hide caption toggle…

Scientists Use Novel Ink With Calcium to 3D-Print ‘Bone’ With Living Cells

3D printers may one day become a permanent fixture of operating rooms, now that Australian scientists showed they could print bone-like structures containing living cells. Scientists from UNSW Sydney have developed a ceramic-based ink that may allow surgeons in the future to 3D-print bone parts complete with living cells that could be used to repair […]

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New Plant-Based Plastics Can be Chemically Recycled With Near-Perfect Efficiency

With plastic pollution creating such a monumental problem, and recycling technology being too often inefficient, there seems to be a new biodegradable, bio-based, or more easily dismantled conventional plastic polymer, invented every month. In 2020, GNN reported on plastic item bags made from minerals that dissolve in boiling water, biodegradable flip-flops made from algae, additives […]

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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.