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New view of species interactions offers clues to preserve threatened ecosystems

(University of California – San Diego) Scientists from around the world have produced a new analysis–believed to be the most detailed study of specialized ecological data from global forests–that is furthering science’s understanding of species interactions and how diversity contributes to the preservation of ecosystem health.

We just need to use our common sense in dealing with climate change | Opinion – pennlive.com

NASA reports that global warming has done more damage to the planet in the last 75 years than in all of the previous years of human civilization. The change in our climate can be measured in an unprecedented increase in…

Introducing a New Series: Racism and Climate Change – Psychiatric Times

The poem “No Sympathy for Other” is inscribed on the face of the United Nations Building. The words were written by the Persian poet Saadi more than 800 years ago: The sons of Adam are limbs of each other, Having…

From pollutant to resource: WVU scientists push rare earth element technologies closer to production

(West Virginia University) Water researchers at West Virginia University hope to turn a pollutant – acid mine drainage – into a technological resource through the continuation of a $2.1 million contract from the National Energy Technology Laboratory.

Annotated Bibliography: Synthetic Turf and Climate, health, biodiversity and microplastics pollution issues

Increasing use of synthetic surfaces and synthetic turf is problematic for Several reasons.  Synthetic turf is: Derived from fossil fuel petrochemical industry Produces greenhouse gas emissions during manufacturing and as it degrades Increases landfill at end of life Produces micro-plastic…

For International Dark Sky Week, Here Are Some City-Adjacent Locations For Viewing Celestial Wonders

It’s officially International Dark Sky Week, and officially the week of the new moon, which means there’s no better time to look up and seek out shimmering constellations, planets, meteors. International Dark Sky Week was launched in 2003 by, fittingly enough, the International Dark Sky Association—an Arizona-based non-profit that works to “to preserve and protect the […]

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Egyptologists unearth a 3,000-year-old ‘lost golden city’

The long-sought “lost golden city” of Aten has been found near Luxor, Egypt, in the Valley of Kings. “The mission expects to uncover untouched tombs filled with treasures,” the scientists said.

Compounds in Amber Could Help Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria Superbugs, Scientists Find

For centuries, people in Baltic nations have used ancient amber for medicinal purposes. Even today, infants are given amber necklaces that they chew to relieve teething pain, and people put pulverized amber in elixirs and ointments for its purported anti-inflammatory and anti-infective properties. Now, scientists have pinpointed compounds that help explain Baltic amber’s therapeutic effects […]

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The Coma Cluster contains thousands of galaxies

The “Realm of the Galaxies” swarms with stars unnumbered and can be spotted by observers using medium to large telescopes. The Coma Cluster of galaxies was instrumental in the discovery of dark matter.