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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Researchers use satellite imaging to map groundwater use in California’s central valley

New work from UC San Diego could be revolutionary for managing groundwater use in agricultural regions around the world, as groundwater monitoring and management have been notoriously difficult to carry out due to lack of ....

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Police use of excessive force influences core beliefs of civilians, study shows

Credit: Wikimedia Commons With the city of Louisville still reeling from a grand jury's recent findings about Breonna Taylor's shooting, the ongoing debate about the limits of excessive force continues to divide the nation. But ....

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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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Einstein’s description of gravity just got much harder to beat

Visualization of the new gauge developed to test the predictions of modified gravity theories against the measurement of the size of the M87 shadow. Credit: D. Psaltis, UArizona; EHT Collaboration Einstein's theory of general relativity—the ....

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How to prevent disruptions in food supply chains after COVID-19

The smallest of snowballs can cascade into a devastating avalanche when it comes to food supply chains. Credit: Piqsels Almost all businesses involved in the food supply chain have experienced effects ranging from a mild ....

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Scientists repeat century-old study to reveal evidence of evolutionary rescue in the wild

A microscope image of the intertidal flatworm Procerodes littoralis. Credit: Katharine Clayton, University of Plymouth A tiny flatworm found commonly on the coasts of western Europe and North America is living proof that species may ....

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The world’s southernmost tree grows in one of the windiest places on Earth, but climate change is shifting those winds

On Isla Hornos, Magellan’s beech trees grow in wind-protected nooks and crannies. Credit: Andres Holz, CC BY-ND In 2019, my research team and I found the world's southernmost tree on an island at the edge ....

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Pattern in whale songs predicts migration

First author William Oestreich observing whales aboard the off the coast of Monterey Bay, California. Credit: Dr. Jeremy Goldbogen Through the use of two advanced audio recording technologies, a collaboration of Monterey Bay researchers has ....

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