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Nutrient-Rich Human Waste is Poised to Sustain Agriculture and Improve Economies, Say Researchers

The future connection between human waste, sanitation technology, and sustainable agriculture is becoming more evident. According to new research, countries could be moving closer to using human waste as fertilizer, closing the loop to more circular, sustainable economies. A new study directed by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign civil and environmental engineering professor Jeremy Guest, characterizes […]

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Influential US climate report moves ahead — under new leadership – Nature.com

NEWS 16 July 2021 With Allison Crimmins completing the new federal climate team, scientists say the fifth National Climate Assessment is back on solid ground. Jeff Tollefson Jeff Tollefson You have full access to this article via your institution. Extreme…

Cutting Landfill Methane To Fight Climate Change – NPR

Landfills produce a lot of methane, a heat-trapping gas that contributes to global warming. With scientists calling for cuts in methane emissions, there are challenges to curbing these emissions from landfills, starting with even quantifying them. Pictured here is Waste…

Climate Change Is Making It Harder for Campers to Beat the Heat – The New York Times

Jill Laidlaw has worked for 37 years at Camp Cavell in Lexington, Mich., a little spot of paradise on Lake Huron. But she has seen trouble in paradise: climate change. Temperatures in Michigan have risen by two to three degrees,…

Global warming is changing summer camp s’more than you think – The Indian Express

Written by John Schwartz Jill Laidlaw has worked for 37 years at Camp Cavell in Lexington, Michigan, a little spot of paradise on Lake Huron. But she has seen trouble in paradise: climate change. Temperatures in Michigan have risen by…

Keep your friends close, cortisol levels low for life

(Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology) An interdisciplinary team at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology determined that older adult women converse more effectively with strangers than their younger counterparts; additionally, communicating with female friends decreases stress hormone levels for women across the lifespan.

Protein ‘big bang’ reveals molecular makeup for medicine and bioengineering

(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Proteins have been quietly taking over our lives since the COVID-19 pandemic began. We’ve been living at the whim of the virus’s so-called ‘spike’ protein, which has mutated dozens of times to create increasingly deadly variants. But the truth is, we have always been ruled by proteins. At the cellular level, they’re responsible for pretty much everything.

Inside the Eye of Robins, Researchers Find Magnetic Field-Detecting Protein that Could Be Long-Sought Migration Sensor

Birdwatchers may compliment each other by saying “you have the eyes of a hawk,” but now they might want to say “you have the eyes of a robin”. Within the European robin’s eye, scientists have identified a protein which they believe acts as the bird’s biological attunement to Earth’s magnetic field, the key to the […]

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