Amazon study shows big conservation gains possible for imperilled freshwater ecosystems

Flona Tapajós, Pará, Brasil. Credit: Marizilda Cruppe - Rede Amazônia Sustantável A new study by an international team of environmental scientists in the Brazilian Amazon shows that redesigned conservation projects could deliver big gains for ....

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Chemical innovation stabilizes best-performing perovskite formulation

Publishing in Science, researchers at EPFL have successfully overcome a limiting problem with stabilizing the best-performing formulation of metal-halide perovskite films, a key player in a range of applications, including solar cells. Credit: Nripan Mathews ....

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Tunable free-electron X-ray radiation from van der Waals materials

X-ray emission by free electrons impinging on a van der Waals material. Credit: Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Technion researchers have developed accurate radiation sources that are expected to lead to breakthroughs in medical ....

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A brutal war and rivers poisoned with every rainfall: How one mine destroyed an island

Locals living downstream of the abandoned mine pan for gold in mine waste. Credit: Matthew Allen, Author provided This week, 156 people from the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, in Papua New Guinea, petitioned the Australian ....

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Climate: Iodic acid influences cloud formation at the North Pole

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The Arctic is warming two or three times faster than the rest of the planet. This amplified warming is due to several factors, but the relative importance of each one remains ....

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How harmful algae respond to rising water temperatures

To help better understand how temperature influences harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Delaware, University of Delaware researchers looked at the effect of temperature changes on the physiology of three species that live in the Delaware ....

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Carbon-carbon covalent bonds far more flexible than presumed

The molecules synthesized and analysed by the research group. In green and blue is the flexible C-C single bond (Takuya Shimajiri, Takanori Suzuki, Yusuke Ishigaki, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, September 30, 2020). Credit: Takuya Shimajiri, ....

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Researchers discover first enzymes to catalyze a classic organic reaction

Credit: University of California, Los Angeles The Tang, Garg, and Houk research groups have discovered nature's natural protein catalysts (enzymes) that catalyze the Alder-ene reaction. All groups are part of the UCLA Department of Chemistry ....

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Antarctic sea ice may not cap carbon emissions as much as previously thought

The prevailing theory has been that sea ice can act as a lid to keep carbon in the ocean from escaping back to the atmosphere. However, researchers at MIT have now identified a counteracting effect ....

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