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REI Foundation Awards $200,000 Grant for Center for Nature and Health at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Supporting the intersection of children’s health and the outdoors, the REI Foundation is awarding a $200,000 grant to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland’s Center for Nature and Health (CNH). CNH develops clinical programs, conducts original research, and seeks to address health inequities by promoting access to nature as part patients’ care and overall well-being.

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EPA, Lake Champlain, algae bloom, Computer Modeling, UVM, Vermont, Phosphorus

Study: Climate Change Could Outpace EPA Lake Protections

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New research suggests that Lake Champlain may be more susceptible to damage from climate change than was previously understood—and that, therefore, the rules created by the EPA to protect the lake may be inadequate to prevent algae blooms and water quality problems as the region gets hotter and wetter.

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Snakes, illegal trade, invasive animals, Biodiversity, Reptiles, Introduced Species

Snake Black Market Poses Risk to Humans and Wildlife

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The illegal reptile trade, including venomous snakes, could put wildlife, the environment and human lives at risk, a new study has found.

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Storm Forecasts, Lightning, Weather, GOES-R, weather forecasting

How Lightning Strikes Can Improve Storm Forecasts

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Research shows that real-time lightning observations could significantly improve forecasts of large storm events.

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Climate Change Already Dramatically Disrupting All Elements of Nature, Three New Bird Species Discovered in Africa, The Fastest Flyer in the Animal Kingdom, and More in the Wildlife News Source

The latest research and features on Animals in the Wildlife News Source

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artificial photosynthesis, Solar Cell, solar cell efficiency, solar cell development

Solar Cells Get Boost with Integration of Water-Splitting Catalyst Onto Semiconductor

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Berkeley Lab scientists have found a way to engineer the atomic-scale chemical properties of a water-splitting catalyst for integration with a solar cell, and the result is a big boost to the stability and efficiency of artificial photosynthesis. The research comes out of the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP), established to develop a cost-effective method of turning sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide into fuel.

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Brazilian Free-Tailed Bat Is the Fastest Flyer in the Animal Kingdom

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Bats are not just skillful aviators, they can also reach record-breaking speeds.

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stray cats, feral cats, Songbirds, Animal Control

Large Numbers of Outdoor Cats Pose Challenges for Communities

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The number of outdoor cats in the city of Guelph is eye-raising, and these cats are more likely to be found in low-income residential areas, according to a new study from the University of Guelph.

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Plant Discovered That Neither Photosynthesizes Nor Blooms

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Project Associate Professor Kenji Suetsugu (Kobe University Graduate School of Science) has discovered a new species of plant on the subtropical Japanese island of Kuroshima (located off the southern coast of Kyushu in Kagoshima prefecture) and named it Gastrodia kuroshimensis. This research was published on October 14 in the Phytotaxa.

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National Parks, Climate Change, Phenology, onset of spring, UW-Milwaukee , National Parks Service, US Geological Survey, USA National Phenology Network, Climate

Spring Starting Earlier in U.S. National Parks, Study Finds

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Spring is beginning earlier than its historical average in three-quarters of United States’ national parks studied in new research that employed models created by UWM climatologist Mark Schwartz.

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David Rowley, Miquela Ingalls, Geophysical Sciences, Plate Tectonics

Case of Earth’s Missing Continental Crust Solved: It Sank

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How do you make half the mass of two continents disappear? To answer that question, you first need to discover that it’s missing. That’s what a trio of University of Chicago geoscientists and their collaborator did, and their explanation for where the mass went significantly changes prevailing ideas about what can happen when continents collide.

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Hurricane Matthew, Emergency Response, Weather, weather alert, Climate

Hurricane Matthew Continues Westward Shift, Strikes US East Coast

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Peccaries of Mesoamerica Now Highly Threatened, Warn Experts

Hunting, deforestation, and cattle ranching in Mesoamerica have become a triad of trouble for the white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari), an ecologically important species now threatened with regional extinction, according WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and a group of experts at a recently held meeting in Belize.

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Seismology, Midcontinent rift

A Terrible Rift

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A billion years ago, the core of what was to become North America nearly ripped apart, creating a huge branched scar that extends from the tip of Lake Superior deep into the Midwest. Washington University in St. Louis scientists are using data from seismometers they placed across and along the rift to take a good hard look.

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Hearing the Same Sound Twice in Each Ear Helps Insects Locate Their Mates

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An incredibly advanced hearing system which enables a group of insects to listen to the same sound twice with each ear, helping them to locate the sound’s origin with pinpoint accuracy, has been discovered by scientists at the University of Lincoln, UK.

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Climate, scientific reports, Australia, Geology

Research Provides Understanding About Expansion and Contraction of the Tropical Rain Belt

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The research looks at the monsoon rains that fell in northern Australia over the past 3,000 years.

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Quantum, Materials Science, Electronics, Electron, Dirac, semimetal, Nanotech, Nanoscience, Semiconductor, Superconductor, topological, Electrons

Scientists Find Twisting 3-D Raceway for Electrons in Nanoscale Crystal Slices

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Researchers observed, for the first time, an exotic 3-D racetrack for electrons in ultrathin slices of a crystal they made at Berkeley Lab.

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Trophy Hunting of Lions Can Conserve the Species

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Trophy hunters can play an important role in lion conservation, researchers from the University’s Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology have shown.

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Water Splitting, Photosynthesis, Electrcity, Hydrogen, Hydrogen and fuel cells, Clean Fuel, Solar energy , Spinach, Sustaibability, Enviroment, green and energy-efficient technology, Green Tech , Green Technology

Popeye was Right: There’s Energy in that Spinach

Using a simple membrane extract from spinach leaves, researchers have developed a cell that produces electricity and hydrogen from water using sunlight. Based on photosynthesis, and technology paves the way for clean fuels from renewable sources.

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Wilderness, Social Science, Technology, Safety

Risk-Taking and the Social Science of Wilderness

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A piece of ongoing research about human values and behavior in the wilderness shows that people take greater risks when they possess safety devices.







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