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Article ID: 689102

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

Department of Energy, Office of Science

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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Article ID: 689101

Cleaner Ship Fuels Will Benefit Health, but Affect Climate Too

University of Delaware

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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Article ID: 689089

Water Security Expert Available on Cape Town’s Water Crisis

Northwestern University

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6-Feb-2018 3:25 PM EST
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Article ID: 689086

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

Washington University in St. Louis

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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Article ID: 689096

Gonzaga Alumnus James McCarthy Receives Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement

Gonzaga University

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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Article ID: 689083

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

Florida State University

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6-Feb-2018 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689034

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

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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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6-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689025

Building to Withstand Natural Disasters Pays Off, New Research Shows

University of Colorado Boulder

A new study has found that for every $1 spent to exceed building codes and make new structures more hazard-resistant, society saves $4. Retrofitting saves $6. Doing both could prevent 600 deaths, 1 million injuries and 4,000 cases of post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Article ID: 688999

Fish Study IDs Genes That Regulate Social Behaviors

Cornell University

Genes in an area of the brain that is relatively similar in fish, humans and all vertebrates appear to regulate how organisms coordinate and shift their behaviors, according to a new Cornell University study.

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5-Feb-2018 3:30 PM EST
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Article ID: 688992

Farm Sunshine, Not Cancer: Replacing Tobacco Fields with Solar Arrays

Michigan Technological University

Michigan Tech researchers contend that tobacco farmers could increase profits by converting their land to solar farms, which in turn provides renewable energy generation.

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5-Feb-2018 2:50 PM EST
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