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Changing Fashions Cause Problems When It Comes to Recycling But There’s a Better Way

Do you wear clothing until it’s threadbare and falling apart? Or, are you the type of person who wears an outfit until it is out of style? There’s nothing wrong with being fashionable, but it can lead to a lot of trash if you don’t recycle clothing properly. That’s where the problem lies. Few districts […]

Green-Energy Agenda Gets Reality Check From Environmentalists

Icebreaker Wind, designed as the first offshore renewable power project in the Great Lakes, is backed by the usual supporting cast: energy development advocates and environmental groups like the Sierra Club and the Ohio Environmental Council. What’s surprising is that…


Gene-edited livestock ‘surrogate sires’ successfully made fertile

For the first time, scientists have created pigs, goats and cattle that can serve as viable ‘surrogate sires,’ male animals that produce sperm carrying only the genetic traits of donor animals. The advance could speed the spread of desirable characteristics in livestock and improve food production for a growing global population.

The true polar wander of Jupiter’s moon Europa

Cracks in Europa’s surface indicate the moon’s outer ice shell has shifted by as much as 70 degrees over the past several million years. It’s the kind of movement you’d expect from a planetary crust floating on a subsurface ocean.


Key immune system protein discovered in plants

A new study has discovered the key calcium channel responsible for closing plant pores as an immune response to pathogen exposure. The findings are a major step toward understanding the defense mechanisms plants use to resist infection, which could eventually lead to healthier, more resistant and more productive crops.

UVA-led team warns negative emissions technologies may not solve climate crisis

(University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science) A multidisciplinary team led by University of Virginia researchers used the Global Change Assessment Model developed at the University of Maryland to compare the effects of three negative emissions technologies on global food supply, water use and energy demand. The work looked at the role having direct air capture available would have on future climate scenarios.

NASA Finally Unlocks Mystery of Aurora ‘Pearl Necklaces’ and How They Form On Earth And Elsewhere

They never had the computing power to figure it out before. But now, a NASA mission has unlocked some answers around the phenomenon of space auroras and how they form across the galaxy. A special type of aurora, draped east to west across the night sky, like a glowing pearl necklace, is helping researchers better […]

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