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Discovery: Many White-Tailed Deer Have Malaria

By chance, scientists have discovered a malaria parasite that infects white-tailed deer. It’s the first-ever malaria parasite known to live in a deer species and the only native malaria parasite found in any mammal in North or South America.

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Climate Change's Frost Harms Early Plant Reproduction

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Climate change may harm early-flowering plants not through plant-pollinator mismatch but through frost damage, a Dartmouth College-led study shows.

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Motorboat Noise Gives Predators a Deadly Advantage

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The rate that fish are captured by predators can double when boats are motoring nearby, according to pioneering work led by a University of Exeter marine biologist.

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Online Shopping Might Not Be as Green as We Thought

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A study by researchers in the Delaware Center for Transportation provides insight into the impacts of home shopping on vehicle operations and greenhouse gas emissions.

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Second Hand Smoke: Nations That Produce Fewer Greenhouse Gases Most Vulnerable to Climate Change, Study Says

A new study by University of Queensland and WCS shows a dramatic global mismatch between nations producing the most greenhouse gases and the ones most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

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Man-Made Underwater Sound May Have Wider Ecosystem Effects Than Previously Thought

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Underwater sound linked to human activity could alter the behaviour of seabed creatures that play a vital role in marine ecosystems, according to new research from the University of Southampton.

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Warmest January in Satellite Record Leads Off 2016

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Global Temperature Report: January 2016

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Can Animals Thrive Without Oxygen?

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In 2010, a research team garnered attention when it published evidence of finding the first animals living in permanently anoxic conditions at the bottom of the sea. But a new study, led by scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), raises doubts.

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Antarctic Study Identifies Melting Ice Sheet's Role in Sea Level Rise

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Loss of ice in Antarctica caused by a warming ocean could raise global sea levels by three metres, research suggests.

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Organic Agriculture Key to Feeding the World Sustainably

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Study analyzes 40 years of science against 4 areas of sustainability.

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Bachelor’s Paradise: FSU Researcher Finds Female Turtles Outnumbering Males

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Rising global temperatures may skew gender imbalance among the marine turtle population, according to new Florida State University research.

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Carbon Dioxide Captured From Air Converted Directly to Methanol Fuel for the First Time

Research could one day create a sustainable fuel source from greenhouse gas emissions.

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Gray Treefrogs Provide Clues to Climate Change

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Females’ interpretation of mating calls may not be affected by climate change, could help provide clues to ecosystem management

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Scientists Discover How Plants Tailor Growth to the Seasons

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NUS Researchers Turn Paper Waste Into Ultralight Super Material That Improves Oil Spill Cleaning and Heat Insulation

A research team led by Assistant Professor Duong Hai Minh from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Faculty of Engineering, has achieved a world’s first by successfully converting paper waste into green cellulose aerogels that are non-toxic, ultralight, flexible, extremely strong and water repellent. This novel material is ideal for applications such as oil spill cleaning, heat insulation as well as packaging, and it can potentially be used as coating materials for drug delivery and as smart materials for various biomedical applications.

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Charisma Counts: Focus on Great Apes Creates Glaring Research Gaps in Tropical Africa and Asia

Large national parks that are home to gorillas, chimpanzees and other great apes are focal points for much of the field research conducted in tropical Africa and Asia, resulting in crucial knowledge gaps and a biased view of broader conservation needs in those regions

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Study Shows North Atlantic Ocean CO2 Storage Doubled Over Last Decade

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Findings by Rosenstiel School researchers have important implications for ocean life.

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Ship Noise Extends to Frequencies Used by Endangered Killer Whales

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When an endangered orca is in hot pursuit of an endangered salmon, sending out clicks and listening for their echoes in the murky ocean near Seattle, does the noise from the nearby shipping lane interfere with them catching dinner? To find out scientists measured underwater noise as ships passed their study site 3,000 times. This unprecedented characterization of ship noise will aid in the understanding of the potential effects on marine life, and help with possible mitigation strategies.

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Risk of Lead Poisoning From Urban Gardening Is Low, New Study Finds

A new University of Washington study looked at potential risks associated with growing vegetables in urban gardens and determined that the benefits of locally produced vegetables in cities outweigh any risks from gardening in contaminated soils.