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June 29, 2023

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What Controls the Pathways of the Labrador Current?

Changes to the flow of the Labrador Current along the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador to Nova Scotia are leading to sudden warmings or drops in the oxygen levels of the waters in several regions including the St. Lawrence Gulf and Estuary. This change has dire consequences for marine ecosystems ...

This Self-Driving Boat Maps Underwater Terrain

Engineers concoct an easier way for scientists to study underwater ...

Mountains Vulnerable to Extreme Rain from Climate Change

A new study finds that as rising global temperatures shift snow to rain, mountains across the Northern Hemisphere will be hotspots for extreme rainfall events that could trigger floods and landslides -- potentially impacting a quarter of the world's ...

Emulating How Krill Swim to Build a Robotic Platform for Ocean Navigation

Researchers have presented important first steps in building underwater navigation ...

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Do Hummingbirds Drink Alcohol? More Often Than You Think

Animals that eat fruit or sip nectar often ingest alcohol because naturally occurring yeasts turning sugar into ethanol. But how do animals feel about that? A new study details an experiment to ...

Sinking Seamount Offers Clues to Slow Motion Earthquakes

The first ever 3D seismic imaging of a subducting seamount shows a previously unknown sediment trail in Earth's crust off the coast of New Zealand. Scientists think the sediment patches help ...

Smart Farming Platform Improves Crop Yields, Minimizes Pollution

A new farming system aims to solve one of the biggest problems in modern agriculture: the overuse of fertilizers to improve crop yields and the resulting chemical runoff that pollutes the ...

Vastly More Sustainable, Cost-Effective Method to Desalinate Industrial Wastewater

Engineers are developing a cutting-edge process that can reduce energy consumption and cost of water ...

Engineers 'Strike Gold' With Innovation That Recovers Heavy Metals from Biosolids

Engineers have developed a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to remove heavy metals, including copper and zinc, from biosolids. The team's work advances other methods for ...

PFAS Found in Blood of Dogs, Horses Living Near Fayetteville, NC

Researchers detected elevated PFAS levels in the blood of pet dogs and horses from Gray's Creek, N.C. -- including dogs that only drank bottled ...

Environmental Risks and Opportunities of Orphaned Oil and Gas Wells

Researchers are leading an international team whose goal is to create a framework to help governments in the U.S. and around the world assess and prioritize remediation strategies for orphaned oil ...

New Study Reveals Irrigation's Mixed Effects Around the World

轨迹在许多地区的灌溉用水is unsustainable, but practice is vital in managing climate change and future agricultural development, researchers ...

To Boost Supply Chains, Scientists Are Looking at Ways to Recover Valuable Materials from Water

Researchers are exploring the different ways of harvesting materials from ...

Navigating Underground With Cosmic-Ray Muons

Superfast, subatomic-sized particles called muons have been used to wirelessly navigate underground in a reportedly world first. By using muon-detecting ground stations synchronized with an ...

We've Pumped So Much Groundwater That We've Nudged Earth's Spin

By pumping water out of the ground and moving it elsewhere, humans have shifted such a large mass of water that the Earth tilted nearly 80 centimeters (31.5 inches) east between 1993 and 2010 alone, ...


This Salty Gel Could Harvest Water from Desert Air

Engineers synthesized a superabsorbent material that can soak up a record amount of moisture from the air, even in desert-like ...

Scientists Discover Urea in Atmosphere Revealing Profound Consequences for Climate

Areas of the ocean that are rich in marine life are having a bigger impact on our ecosystems and the climate than previously thought, new research ...

Earth Was Created Much Faster Than We Thought: This Makes the Chance of Finding Other Habitable Planets in the Universe More Likely

Over the past decades, researchers thought Earth was created over a period of more than 100 million years. However, a new study from suggests that the creation of Earth was much more rapid, and that ...

The Life Below Our Feet: Team Discovers Microbes Thriving in Groundwater and Producing Oxygen in the Dark

A survey of groundwater samples drawn from aquifers beneath more than 80,000 square miles of Canadian prairie reveals ancient groundwaters harbor not only diverse and active microbial communities, ...

Newly Planted Vegetation Accelerates Dune Erosion During Extreme Storms, Research Shows

Newly planted vegetation on coastal sand dunes can accelerate erosion from extreme ...

A Machine Learning Approach to Freshwater Analysis

A team of researchers has applied a machine learning model to explore where and to what extent human activities are contributing to the hydrogeochemical changes, such as increases in salinity and ...

Marine Environment at Risk Due to Ship Emissions

Researchers used four different types of port environments to investigate the levels of contaminants emitted from five different sources. They found that the combined emissions of metals and ...

A Baking Soda Solution for Clean Hydrogen Storage

Scientists investigate the promising properties of a common, Earth-abundant ...

Chronic Exposure to Lead, Cadmium and Arsenic Increases Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Around the world, most people are regularly exposed to low or moderate levels of lead, cadmium and arsenic in the environment, increasing risk of coronary artery disease, stroke and peripheral artery ...

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