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A quarter of known bee species haven’t appeared in public records since the 1990s

(Cell Press) Researchers at the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) in Argentina have found that, since the 1990s, up to 25% of reported bee species are no longer being reported in global records, despite a large increase in the number of records available. While this does not mean that these species are all extinct, it might indicate that these species have become rare enough that no one is observing them in nature. The findings appear January 22 in the journal One Earth.

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Having sustainability in mind: lithium from the Upper Rhine Graben for batteries

(Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) ) Worldwide demand for lithium is increasing. The raw material is much sought-after for e-mobility. To meet this increasing demand, production of lithium by deep geothermal energy plants has been discussed for some years now. The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has decided to fund the UnLimited project for setting up a pilot facility at the geothermal power plant in Bruchsal by Energie Baden-Württemberg as consortium leader in cooperation with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Having sustainability in mind: lithium from the Upper Rhine Graben for batteries

(Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) ) Worldwide demand for lithium is increasing. The raw material is much sought-after for e-mobility. To meet this increasing demand, production of lithium by deep geothermal energy plants has been discussed for some years now. The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has decided to fund the UnLimited project for setting up a pilot facility at the geothermal power plant in Bruchsal by Energie Baden-Württemberg as consortium leader in cooperation with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

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Research finds tiny bubbles tell tales of big volcanic eruptions

(Rice University) Microscopic bubbles can tell stories about Earth’s biggest volcanic eruptions and geoscientists from Rice University and the University of Texas at Austin have discovered some of those stories are written in nanoparticles.

Using ancient fossils and gravitational-wave science to predict earth’s future

(The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery) New research on predicting the earth’s future climate: Using gravitational-wave science, a group of international scientists, including Australian OzGrav astrophysicist Ilya Mandel, studied ancient marine fossils as a predictor of climate change.

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Research finds tiny bubbles tell tales of big volcanic eruptions

(Rice University) Microscopic bubbles can tell stories about Earth’s biggest volcanic eruptions and geoscientists from Rice University and the University of Texas at Austin have discovered some of those stories are written in nanoparticles.

Stuck in a rut: Ocean acidification locks algal communities in a simplified state

(University of Tsukuba) Researchers from the University of Tsukuba have found that ocean acidification limits algal communities to a state of low diversity and complexity. Communities grown in waters rich in carbon dioxide (CO2) were dominated by turf algae, and had low biodiversity, ecological complexity and biomass. Communities grown under acidic conditions and then transferred to waters that weren’t CO2-enriched increased their biodiversity and complexity, showing that they can recover if CO2 emissions are significantly reduced.

2020 just short of being Earth’s hottest year on record as global warming continues – USA TODAY

“Whether one year is a record or not is not really that important – the important things are long-term trends.” Overall, Earth’s average temperature has risen more than 2 degrees since the 1880s, NASA said. Until the world reduces emissions…