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Tropical soils ‘highly sensitive’ to global warming – University of Leeds

Global warming is likely to cause a decline in the number of species of microbes that live in tropical soils – and that could threaten the biodiversity of rainforests and increase carbon emissions. In a new study, scientists – led by…

Woman Who Can Smell Parkinson’s’ Helps Scientists Develop Test

In Scotland there’s a woman who can smell changes in body odor corresponding to the presence or onset of Parkinson’s disease. Keeping with Scotland’s decorated history of medical discoveries, this “curse and a benefit” is now being used to develop a fast test for Parkinson’s that involves simply scraping a cotton ball over the back […]

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Tropical soils highly sensitive to global warming, warn researchers – Newswise

Newswise — Global warming is likely to cause a decline in the number of species of microbes that live in tropical soils which could threaten the biodiversity of rainforests and increase carbon emissions, according to new research. Microorganisms, which include…

Greedy Energy Giants Sell Wind Electricity At Wholesale Gas Prices

The UK is facing an unprecedented energy crisis with a £100billion bailout set to blow the country’s bank balance – and all the while renewables firms are finding huge profits literally blowing in the wind. One of the UK’s leading…

Tonga volcano spews enough water to fill 58,000 pools into stratosphere, likely to add to global warming – Down To Earth Magazine

Excess stratospheric H2O will persist for years, could affect stratospheric chemistry and dynamics and may lead to surface warming The water injected by the volcano is enough to fill 58,000 Olympic-size swimming pools. Photo: NASA Volcanic eruption in Tonga recorded…

Wave energy’s global warming potential 40 times lower than fossil fuels, study finds – Offshore Energy

CorPower Ocean and energy academics from the University of Edinburgh have completed a rigorous Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of a wave energy array, showing its global warming potential to be 20-40 times lower than conventional fossil fuel electricity generation. Illustration/CorPower’s…

Stranger Finds Phone in a River and Tracks Down Owner to Return Sentimental Photos

A man who—when canoeing for his bachelor party lost his iPhone on a river in Gloucestershire—was absolutely amazed when, ten months later, he saw sentimental photos of the party posted on Facebook in an effort to reunite the phone with the owner. “I was in a two-man canoe and my partner probably shouldn’t have stood […]

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Will climate change make us smaller? – World Economic Forum

As climate change intensifies, humans will shrink for a better chance of survival, according to a professor of paleontology. He points out that mammals in hotter regions tend to be smaller than those in colder areas. But other experts are…

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