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02-05-2023
Hypoxia is a serious problem in rivers worldwide
Living organisms need oxygen in order to respire, which involves converting stored chemical energy into useful forms such as heat and kinetic energy. They require this energy in order to move, grow, reproduce and carry out all their daily activities. Plants produce oxygen via the process of photosynthesis, but animals have to take it in from the air or water in which they live.  Oxygen is not very soluble in water and it diffuses slowly through this medium. This means that aquatic ecosystems are particularly vulnerable to...
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01-24-2018
Australia and North America were once part of a supercontinent
Georgetown, Australia is quite literally sitting on top of a...
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01-24-2018
Newly discovered ocean virus could be present in humans
Researchers have discovered a new virus family that may be...
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01-24-2018
Preventing eagles from getting electrocuted by power poles
Researchers from EDM International have investigated the risk of golden...
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01-24-2018
Air pollution linked to newborns with shortened telomeres
Our DNA contains specialized sections known as telomeres, which allow...
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01-24-2018
Global warming may actually cause birds to shrink
It’s a commonly known fact of biology that animals living...
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01-23-2018
Tracking urban volatile organic compound sources
Even though about half of all the volatile organic compounds...
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01-23-2018
Poor air quality listed as the leading environmental threat
Air quality is the leading environmental threat to public health,...
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01-23-2018
No simple solution to Great Lakes mercury pollution problem
Nearly 80 percent of Michigan's Upper Peninsula is affected by...
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01-23-2018
Corals have weaker immunity as the climate warms
The balance of bacteria within coral mucus is very important...
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01-23-2018
The small crystals that can help predict volcanic eruptions
Researchers are reporting that the small crystals found in volcanic...
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01-22-2018
Scientists may soon be able to predict snowpack months in advance
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is preparing a...
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01-22-2018
Conservation efforts help make lobster populations resilient
Conservation practices employed by lobstermen in Maine have helped reduce...
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