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Seismology, Hayward Fault, Earthquakes, Seismic Simulations, Ground motion, Lawrence Berkeley

Hayward Fault Earthquake Simulations Increase Fidelity of Ground Motions

In the next 30 years, there is a one-in-three chance that the Hayward fault will rupture with a 6.7 magnitude or higher earthquake, according to the United States Geologic Survey (USGS). Such an earthquake will cause widespread damage to structures, transportation and utilities, as well as economic and social disruption in the East Bay.

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University of Washington, bats, Fruit bats, Acoustics, Echolocation, Navigation, Sonar, Biology, Sensing, Animal Behavior

Fruit Bat's Echolocation May Work Like Sophisticated Surveillance Sonar

High-speed recordings of Egyptian fruit bats in flight show that instead of using a primitive form of echolocation, these animals actually use a technique recently developed by humans for surveillance and navigation.

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Dr. Joel Berger and Dr. P. Dee Boersma of the Wildlife Conservation Society Among Finalists for World’s Leading Animal Conservation Award

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Officials from the Indianapolis Prize today named the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)’s Joel Berger and P. Dee Boersma as Finalists for the world’s leading award for animal conservation. Berger and Boersma join conservation heroes Dr. Sylvia Earle, Dr. Rodney Jackson, Dr. Russell Mittermeier and Dr. Carl Safina in the running for the prestigious title of Indianapolis Prize Winner and a $250,000 prize.

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Fungus, Fungi, Decomposition, Mycology, Biology, Clark University, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Great lakes Bioenergy Research Center

Behind the Scenes: How Fungi Make Nutrients Available to the World

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Without fungi, dead trees wouldn’t decay. The short-order cooks of the natural world, certain types of fungi can decompose plant cell walls and deposit carbon back in the soil. Scientists supported by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science are investigating these processes and how we may be able to use them to make biofuels production cheaper and more efficient.

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Shipping, FUEL, Pollution, pollution and climate change, Health, Asthma, Premature Death

Cleaner Ship Fuels Will Benefit Health, but Affect Climate Too

Marine shipping fuels will get a whole lot cleaner in 2020 when a regulation by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) requires fuels to contain 80-86 percent less sulphur.This is the most significant improvement in global fuel standards for the shipping industry in 100 years, intended to achieve significant health benefits on a global scale.

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Water Security Expert Available on Cape Town’s Water Crisis

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Biology, Invasive Plants, endangered plants, Dunes, Predation, seed predation, coastal ecology, Ecology, Restoration

Large-Scale Removal of Beachgrass Leads to New Life for Endangered Coastal Lupine

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A rare, coastal flowering plant known as Tidestrom's lupine -- threatened by native deer mice that can munch up to three-quarters of its unripe fruits under cover of an invasive beachgrass -- has been given a new life with the large-scale removal of that grass, a long-term study shows.

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Gonzaga Alumnus James McCarthy Receives Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement

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SPOKANE, Wash. – Harvard University Professor James McCarthy, a Gonzaga University alumnus, and Rutgers University Professor Paul Falkowski will share the prestigious 2018 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement for their decades of scholarship and public leadership in understanding and communicating the impacts of climate change.

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FSU Researchers: Florida's Climate is Changing, and We Should All Take Notice

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Farmed Seafood and Livestock Stack Up Differently Using Alternate Feed Efficiency Measure

A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for a Livable Future found that, contrary to widely held assumptions, farmed fish and shrimp convert protein and calories in feed to edible seafood at rates similar to livestock (i.e., cattle, pigs, and chickens).







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