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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…

If your allergies are more severe, more expensive and last longer, blame climate change – USA TODAY

Dr. Neelu Tummala “Why are my allergies lasting longer than they used to?” The first time a patient asked this, I researched potential reasons. The second time, I was prepared with the answer.  And now, knowing what is coming, I preempt…

A cat of all trades

(University of Copenhagen – Faculty of Science) The leopard stands out as an elusive, versatile, and adaptable animal. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have just published the first genomic data for the African subspecies of the leopard in the acclaimed Cell Press journal Current Biology. The results showed an exceptionally high genetic diversity compared to other top predators, transforming our understanding of population dynamics in species at the top of the food chain.

Fossils may hold clues to climate change, says BGSU paleobiologist – Newswise

Newswise — A Bowling Green State University paleobiologist‘s research into the life and death of an ancient mollusk might uncover clues about the next global warming event on Earth. Dr. Margaret “Peg” Yacobucci, a BGSU geology professor in the School of Earth, Environment…

New fossil discovery illuminates the lives of the earliest primates

(Advanced Science Research Center, GC/CUNY) A new fossil discovery is central to primate ancestry and adds to our understanding of how life on land recovered after the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event 66 million years ago that wiped out all dinosaurs, except for birds. This study was documented in a paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science.

Geometallurgist and NSF CAREER awardee breaks down barriers

(University of Arizona College of Engineering) Mined materials like copper and uranium are more important than ever as the world moves toward sustainable technologies such as solar panels and windmills.Isabel Barton is an assistant professor of mining and geological engineering at the University of Arizona and a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award who aims to improve the efficiency and sustainability of mining. She’s also using a historical framework to educate (and even excite!) non-scientists about the world of mineral resources, which impacts all of our daily lives.

Syracuse needs to take climate change seriously – The Daily Orange

Get the latest Syracuse news delivered right to your inbox. Subscribe to our newsletter here. The atmosphere continues to warm every year. Despite images depicting evidence of the threat of climate change caused by people, in Syracuse, seasons still seem…

Steady now: Unfortunate timing and rate of change may be enough to tip a climate system

(University of Copenhagen – Faculty of Science) Unpredictable, abrupt changes to Earth’s system of ocean currents could commence from rate-induced tipping, model study shows. ‘The findings point to fundamental limitations inclimate predictability,’ authors warn.

Life of a pure Martian design

(University of Vienna) Experimental microbially assisted chemolithotrophy provides an opportunity to trace the putative bioalteration processes of the Martian crust. A study on the Noachian Martian breccia Northwest Africa (NWA) 7034 composed of ancient crustal materials from Mars, led by ERC grantee Tetyana Milojevic from the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Vienna, now delivered a unique prototype of microbial life experimentally designed on a real Martian material.