Environment

Rice yields plummet and arsenic rises in future climate-soil scenarios

Rice is the largest global staple crop, consumed by more than half the world's population—but new experiments from Stanford University ...
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Oil and gas wastewater used for irrigation may suppress plant immune systems

The horizontal drilling method called hydraulic fracturing helps the United States produce close to 4 billion barrels of oil and ...
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Snorkeling grandmas help scientists document lethal sea snakes

These 7 sea-loving grandmothers are helping research an elusive venomous snake population ...
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The world is getting wetter, yet water may become less available for North America and Eurasia

With climate change, plants of the future will consume more water than in the present day, leading to less water ...
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On the road to Paris: The shifting landscape of CO2 reduction

Carnegie Mellon University researchers have found that current forecasts call for the U.S. electric power sector to meet the 2020 ...
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National-scale study shows that invasive grasses promote wildfire

In a first national-scale analysis, ecologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with colleagues at the University of Colorado-Boulder, report ...
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Satellite tracking shows how ships affect clouds and climate

By matching the movement of ships to the changes in clouds caused by their emissions, researchers have shown how strongly ...
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Scientists make discovery on coastal water flow

The 200-mile zone that hugs the curvature of the coast bursts with life, from phytoplankton to whales. Out in the ...
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Sea levels to continue rising after Paris agreement emission pledges expire in 2030

Sea levels will continue to rise around the world long after current carbon emissions pledges made through the Paris climate ...
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Human activities are drying out the Amazon: NASA study

A new NASA study shows that over the last 20 years, the atmosphere above the Amazon rainforest has been drying ...
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