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Moths, Trees, Defoliation, Caterpillars, plant protection

Emergence of winter moths has URI scientist worried about another spring of defoliation

Winter moths are creating a nuisance and laying eggs that may lead to another spring of defoliated and dying trees.

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Ocean Acidification Study Offers Warnings for Marine Life, Habitats

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Acidification of the world’s oceans could drive a cascading loss of biodiversity in some marine habitats, according to research published today in Nature Climate Change.

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Nature, Health, Research

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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