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Trump’s Legacy Will Live On In The Great American Outdoors Act

To the surprise of most Americans and the consternation of many in the “mainstream” media, Vice President Mike Pence highlighted the Trump Administration’s environmental record during the recent VP debate. Citing the president’s signing of the historic bill, Mr. Pence…

Climate Legislation ‘To Fix A Problem That Doesn’t Exist’ Hurts Livelihoods

There isn’t a hospital in Akutan, Alaska. Nor are there office buildings, parks, or scores of grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, and the like. What Akutan has is a fish-processing plant. The entire community exists because of and for that plant,…

Elephant genetics guide conservation

A large-scale study of African elephant genetics in Tanzania reveals the history of elephant populations, how they interact, and what areas may be critical to conserve in order to preserve genetic diversity of the species.

‘Oasis effect’ in urban parks could contribute to greenhouse gas emissions

Following a year of on-site analyses at a Phoenix-area park, hydrologists identified that the park showed what meteorologists call the ‘oasis effect,’ a microclimate that is cooler than a surrounding dry area due to the evaporation of a water source.

‘Oasis effect’ in urban parks could contribute to greenhouse gas emissions, ASU study finds

(Arizona State University) Following a year of on-site analyses at a Phoenix-area park, hydrologist Enrique Vivoni of Arizona State University identified that the park showed what meteorologists call the “oasis effect,” a microclimate that is cooler than a surrounding dry area due to the evaporation of a water source.

In Remote Areas With No Internet, High-Speed Connections Come from Safe Beams of Light

A tech project has developed a way of bringing fiber optic-speed internet to the most remote and mountainous parts of India and Kenya. Their plan is to blast beams of gigabyte-rich light from projectors mounted on high towers in a bid to bridge the digital divide and bring universal internet connectivity. If you want to […]

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How air pollution affects homeless populations

When air quality worsens, either from the smoke and ozone of summer or the inversion of winter, most of us stay indoors. But for individuals experiencing homelessness, that’s not always an option. Researchers document the effect of air pollution on people experiencing homelessness, finding that nearly all notice and are impacted by air pollution, whether or not they reside in shelters.

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Leaf-cutter bees as plastic recyclers? Not a good idea, say scientists

Scientists have noted instances of leaf-cutter bees using plastic waste to construct their nests and one research group suggested such behavior could be an ‘ecologically adaptive trait’ and beneficial recycling effort. Other scientists say no; such behavior is harmful to the bee’s offspring.

Leaf-cutter bees as plastic recyclers? Not a good idea, say scientists

Scientists have noted instances of leaf-cutter bees using plastic waste to construct their nests and one research group suggested such behavior could be an ‘ecologically adaptive trait’ and beneficial recycling effort. Other scientists say no; such behavior is harmful to the bee’s offspring.