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ON LOCATION: Hurt by fracking but voting for Trump

Tainted drinking water, skin rashes and destroyed property are some of the effects that fracking has had on Pennsylvania voters. But those problems won’t push them to vote for Joe Biden.

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UCF researcher is working to extend battery life in smartphones, electric cars

(University of Central Florida) A University of Central Florida researcher is working to make portable devices and electric vehicles stay charged longer by extending the life of the rechargeable lithium-ion batteries powering them.He is doing this by making the batteries more efficient, with some of his latest work focusing on keeping the anode from falling apart over time. The new technique is detailed in the journal Advanced Materials.

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Can California’s top wine region survive the era of megafire?

The Silverado Trail, a two-lane road that weaves through the bucolic hillsides in the heart of California’s wine country, is the quintessential vision of Napa Valley. Home to dozens of wineries, it is a destination within a destination – one…

Cicada-inspired waterproof surfaces closer to reality

A multidisciplinary group that studies the physical and chemical properties of insect wings has demonstrated the ability to reproduce the nanostructures that help cicada wings repel water and prevent bacteria from establishing on the surface. The new technique – which uses commercial nail polish – is economical and straightforward, and the researchers said it will help fabricate future high-tech waterproof materials.

Preventing lead poisoning at the source

Using a variety of public records, researchers examined every rental property in Cleveland from 2016-18 on factors related to the likelihood that the property could have lead-safety problems.

Singapore’s Plan to Plant 1 Million Native Trees Will Protect Species And Put a Park 10 Minutes From Every Citizen

In an effort to restore Singapore’s once-rich mangrove forest ecosystems, the nation is embarking on a 1 million tree planting spree in hopes that they can save numerous bird, reptile, and tree species from extinction, and provide a ton of valuable ecosystem services. The development of the small island into a world economic juggernaut which […]

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Are climate scientists being too cautious when linking extreme weather to climate change?

Climate science has focused on avoiding false alarms when linking extreme events to climate change. But it could learn from how weather forecasters warn the public of hazardous events to include a second key metric: the probability of detection.

Are climate scientists being too cautious when linking extreme weather to climate change?

Climate science has focused on avoiding false alarms when linking extreme events to climate change. But it could learn from how weather forecasters warn the public of hazardous events to include a second key metric: the probability of detection.