Environment

2017 Ranked Among Three Hottest Years Ever

1 hour ago   |   Scientific American

The average amount of heat absorbed and trapped in the upper ocean last year was also higher than ever seen before
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20 percent more trees in megacities would mean cleaner air and water, lower carbon and energy use

2 hours ago   |   Phys.org

Planting 20 percent more trees in our megacities would double the benefits of urban forests, like pollution reduction, carbon sequestration and energy reduction, according to a...
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Researchers Find Human Impact on Forest Still Evident After 500 Years

Researchers Find Human Impact on Forest Still Evident After 500 Years

2 hours ago   |   R&D Magazine   |   2 articles

NewsResearchers used high-tech tools to more precisely view where cleared sites were and how much lasting impact they had on the rainforest. Contributed Author: University Of...
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Researcher simulates how climate change can affect crop production in the rural Andes

3 hours ago   |   Phys.org

Kenneth Feeley, the Smathers Chair of Tropical Tree Biology in the University of Miami's Department of Biology, is an expert in studying the effects of climate change on...
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Recent advances in understanding coral resilience are essential to safeguard coral reefs

4 hours ago   |   Phys.org

Coral reefs are under threat on multiple fronts, due to the effects of climate change, with the latest predictions suggesting that 'coral bleaching' events (when corals lose...
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Root discovery may lead to crops that need less fertilizer

5 hours ago   |   Phys.org

Bean plants that suppress secondary root growth in favor of boosting primary root growth forage greater soil volume to acquire phosphorus, according to Penn State researchers...
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Huge storms hit northern Europe, leave three dead

5 hours ago   |   Phys.org

Violent gales battered northern Europe and beyond Thursday, snapping air and train links and leaving three people dead, all killed by falling trees.
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Researchers find human impact on forest still evident after 500 years

5 hours ago   |   Phys.org   |   2 articles

Tropical forests span a huge area, harbor a wide diversity of species, and are important to water and nutrient cycling on a planet scale. But in ancient Amazonia, over 500...
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The Good and Bad News about Rising Temperatures

5 hours ago   |   Scientific American

Scientists believe they can better pinpoint how much future warming the world can expect
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Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warming

6 hours ago   |   Phys.org   |   6 articles

Earth last year wasn't quite as hot as 2016's record-shattering mark, but it ranked second or third, depending on who was counting.
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I'm sure it's just a coincidence that 2017 was one of the hottest years on...

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Uber's big SoftBank deal has officially closed

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