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Scientists find a fluctuating rising trend of open agricultural straw burning in Northeast China

(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) Open biomass burning (OBB) has a significant impact on regional air quality, especially on the heavy haze pollution in Northeast China (NEC) in recent years. Recent research published in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters provides scholars and decision-makers with a more comprehensive and long-term analysis of the spatiotemporal patterns of OBB in NEC.

Moon and Venus March 28 and 29

On March 28 and 29 – and even some evenings after that – see the waxing crescent moon and the planet Venus in the evening sky. They’re beautiful! And you can use them to find the constellation Taurus the Bull.

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A small forage fish should command greater notice, researchers say

A slender little fish called the sand lance plays a big role as ‘a quintessential forage fish’ for puffins, terns and other seabirds, humpback whales and other marine mammals, and even bigger fish such as Atlantic sturgeon, cod and bluefin tuna in the Gulf of Maine and northwest Atlantic Ocean. But scientists say right now they know far too little about its biology and populations to inform ‘relevant management, climate adaptation and conservation efforts.’

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A small forage fish should command greater notice, researchers say

A slender little fish called the sand lance plays a big role as ‘a quintessential forage fish’ for puffins, terns and other seabirds, humpback whales and other marine mammals, and even bigger fish such as Atlantic sturgeon, cod and bluefin tuna in the Gulf of Maine and northwest Atlantic Ocean. But scientists say right now they know far too little about its biology and populations to inform ‘relevant management, climate adaptation and conservation efforts.’

How horses can save the permafrost

(University of Hamburg) Permafrost soils in the Arctic are thawing. In Russia, experiments are now being conducted in which herds of horses, bison and reindeer are being used to combat this effect. A study from the University of Hamburg shows for the first time that this method could significantly slow the loss of permafrost soils. Theoretically speaking, 80 percent of all permafrost soils around the globe could be preserved until the year 2100.

What does proximity to fast food have to do with longevity?

Fast food is a hallmark of modern living, and while it may be convenient, it’s not doing us any favors. A new study from Penn State, West Virginia and Michigan State universities suggests it’s one of several factors contributing to…

Climate change could threaten sea snails in mid-Atlantic waters

(Rutgers University) Climate change could threaten the survival and development of common whelk — a type of sea snail — in the mid-Atlantic region, according to a study led by scientists at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.