Posts in: Environment

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The human-caused wildfires that once burned in coastal rainforests

The human-caused wildfires that once burned in coastal rainforests

Evidence of ancient burning practices in coastal rainforests challenges notions of fire management in these wet landscapes

By | Posted December 20, 2017

We’re flushing energy down the toilet

We’re flushing energy down the toilet

But engineers are trying to reclaim it downstream

By | Posted December 15, 2017

Some corals are more resilient to acidifying oceans than we thought

Some corals are more resilient to acidifying oceans than we thought

But warming temperatures remain deadly

By | Posted December 13, 2017

Power plant converts its carbon pollution to stone with new technology

Power plant converts its carbon pollution to stone with new technology

But don’t consider the world saved just yet

By | Posted December 11, 2017

Lyme bacteria settled in North America far earlier than we thought

Lyme bacteria settled in North America far earlier than we thought

Insight into the disease’s ancient origins points toward the causes of the current epidemic

By | Posted November 29, 2017

Climate detectives use kauri tree clues to uncover secrets from Antarctica

Climate detectives use kauri tree clues to uncover secrets from Antarctica

New evidence suggests an atmospheric bridge originating in Antarctica could have influenced global climate patterns during the last ice age

By | Posted November 24, 2017

Changes in Ecuador’s ‘seed law’ angers and frustrates scientists

Changes in Ecuador’s ‘seed law’ angers and frustrates scientists

An amendment that gives a free pass to genetically modified crops causes legal turmoil

By | Posted November 13, 2017

Clean-up chemical at the BP Oil Spill tied to health problems

Clean-up chemical at the BP Oil Spill tied to health problems

Scientists link a chemical frequently used to disperse spilled oil to wheezing, rashes and burning eyes in the recovery workers following the country’s largest-ever spill.

By | Posted November 8, 2017

Our plastic obsession is changing the Arctic

Our plastic obsession is changing the Arctic

As ice caps melt, microplastics are leaking into the water, for animals to eat

By | Posted October 9, 2017

The air pollution from Hurricane Harvey is really, really bad, people

The air pollution from Hurricane Harvey is really, really bad, people

After Hurricane Harvey, factories nearby released unprecedented amounts of air emissions

By | Posted October 6, 2017

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