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Article ID: 719119

Ethanol fuels large-scale expansion of Brazil's farming land

University of Queensland

A University of Queensland-led study has revealed that future demand for ethanol biofuel could potentially expand sugarcane farming land in Brazil by five million hectares by 2030.

17-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: Volcanic eruption may explain recent purple sunrises

Article ID: 718901

Volcanic eruption may explain recent purple sunrises

University of Colorado Boulder

Photographers and others with a keen eye have noticed that sunrises and sunsets have become a lot more purple in the U.S. New measurements from a high-altitude balloon could explain why.

12-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Soils Could Be Affected by Climate Change, Impacting Water and Food

Article ID: 718769

Soils Could Be Affected by Climate Change, Impacting Water and Food

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Coasts, oceans, ecosystems, weather and human health all face impacts from climate change, and now valuable soils may also be affected. Climate change may reduce the ability of soils to absorb water in many parts of the world, according to a Rutgers-led study. And that could have serious implications for groundwater supplies, food production and security, stormwater runoff, biodiversity and ecosystems.

11-Sep-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 718744

Do animals control earth's oxygen level?

University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

No more than 540 million years ago there was a huge boom in the diversity of animals on Earth. The first larger animals evolved in what is today known as the Cambrian explosion. In the time that followed

10-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718738

Scientist Identifies New Species of Giant Flying Reptile

University of Southern California (USC)

A USC scientist and colleagues have identified a new species of giant flying reptile that once soared over what is now North America.

10-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Unearthing the art of fossils

Article ID: 718713

Unearthing the art of fossils

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

A rocky start in college hasn’t stopped alumnus Zachary Heck (BS Geology, ’16) from pursuing his prehistoric passions. Having a year off due to academic suspension helped him get back on track, giving him time to a begin career in paleontology before he even graduated.

10-Sep-2019 8:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 718642

Studying Soil Behavior Under Pressure Could Save Millions of Dollars

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Millions of dollars are spent fortifying dams to withstand earthquakes — but it may not be necessary. New research being conducted at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is examining whether or not that spending actually contributes to public safety.

9-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT



Agriculture, Geology, Plants




Article ID: 718631

Researchers Unearth “New” Extinction

New York University

A team of scientists has concluded that earth experienced a previously underestimated severe mass-extinction event, which occurred about 260 million years ago, raising the total of major mass extinctions in the geologic record to six.

9-Sep-2019 7:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 718628

Trapping atoms to protect Australia’s groundwater

University of Adelaide

A unique new facility launched today at the University of Adelaide will help protect Australia’s precious groundwater from overuse and contamination, and contribute to our understanding of the impact of climate change through measurements on Antarctic ice cores.

9-Sep-2019 3:05 AM EDT

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