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    Coral Reefs Could Be Rescued By 3D Printers

    3D printers’ latest task could save endangered coral reefs worldwide, according to a recent Popular Science article. Due to rising water temperatures, coral reefs are facing extensive and widespread bleaching globally. Coral bleaching occurs when coral reefs...

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    Saving The Amazon By Selling Tea

    Selling tea could save the Amazon, according to a recent Scientific American article. Runa LLC is partnering with Kichwa villagers to preserve the Ecuadorian Amazon by purchasing guayusa tea leaves. Tyler Gage and Dan MacCombie, founders of...

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    Biosphere 2 To Host Large-Scale Weather Experiment

    This summer, a first of its kind experiment seeks to shed light on chemical weathering, according to a New Scientist article. Biosphere 2, an artificial ecosystem in the Arizona desert, will host a large-scale study to increase...

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    Tracking Elephant Seals Reveals Antarctic Melt Insights

    Elephant seals are helping scientists get to the bottom of Antarctic ice melt, according to the Washington Post. Antarctic ice sheets are melting from the bottom up instead of from top to bottom. The reason for this...

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    Scientists Turn Carbon Dioxide To Stone

    A new method puts carbon dioxide on lockdown, according to a recent article by Live Science. In Iceland, researchers took carbon dioxide spewed from a geothermal power plant and treated it to a sped-up version of rock...

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    More Grasslands Burning Could Preserve Kansas’ Flint Hills Ecosystems

    In order to preserve delicate ecosystems, a new study advocates for increased cullings of grasslands, according to a Kansas State University release. University researchers say planned burning of the Flint Hills grasslands should be more regular than...

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    For Some Bees, Climate Change Could Be Good

    The latest scientific buzz is that climate change could be good for certain bees, according to a press release from Pensoft Publishers. Australian small carpenter bees’ numbers seemed to have increased exponentially after the previous Ice Age.The...

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    Severe Bleaching Takes Toll On Great Barrier Reef

    Large-scale bleaching has claimed a majority of the Great Barrier Reef, according to a New York Times article. Australian scientists say the bleaching has occurred over three months and is the most severe incident in nearly two...

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    Cacti Can Help Clean Fish Farms

    Scientists have turned to an unlikely natural source to clean up contaminated water, according to an Amercian Chemical Society press release. In order to eliminate pollution in fish farm water, researchers are using cacti. Farm fishing serves...

  • Bad Air Linked To Emotional Problems In Children

    Kids behaving badly? A new study says air pollution may be to blame, according to a press release from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute researchers collaborated on...

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    High Nitrogen Levels Make Plants Greedy

    An overabundance of nutrients is straining nature’s symbiotic relationships, according to a University of California – Santa Barbara press release. Researchers say increased levels of nitrogen from nitrogen-laced fertilizer and burning fossil fuels are changing how co-dependent...

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    Guinea Pigs Take On Climate Change And Win

    A new study shows guinea pigs have climate change figured out, according to a New Scientist article. A team of researchers from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research observed South American guinea pigs and found...

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    Fracking Fluids, Wastewater Full Of Toxins

    A new study reveals fracking fluids are fraught with toxins, according to a release from Yale University. The study is an important step toward future studies to identify and rank the toxicity of chemicals found in fracking...

  • Researchers have found that kangaroos produce methane as part of their digestive process. (Credit: A. Munn / University of Wollongong)
    Australian Scientists Study Methane Emissions From Kangaroos

    Yes, kangaroos do fart, a new study from the University of Wollongong reveals, according to LiveScience. Since the 1970s, a popular misconception was that kangaroos don’t pass gas, or that the gas they passed had low methane...

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    Antarctic Gaining More Ice Than It’s Losing

    The Antarctic is gaining more ice than it’s losing, according to a recent NASA press release. NASA scientists say that snow buildup from 10,000 years ago is responsible for keeping the Antarctic ice sheet stocked in spite...