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energy & environmental research, energy analysis, Mexico-U.S. relations, Energy Markets, bi-national economies around West Texas, southern New Mexico and northern Mexico, hydrocarbons (oil and gas) to renewables (wind, solar and geothermal)

UTEP’s Hunt Institute Releases Landmark Energy Report

The University of Texas at El Paso’s Hunt Institute for Global Competitiveness releases first-of-its-kind report that clarifies the region’s structure and regulation of energy resources.

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Don't 'Bee' Worried: Researcher Says Endangered Bumblebee Populations Will Rise Again

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Bumblebees recently became the first species from the U.S. to be placed on the endangered species list, but a Kansas State University entomologist said bumblebee endangerment is nothing to be bugged about.

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Paleobiology, Megafaunal extinction, Australia, Climate Change, Global Warming, Paleontology

Climate Change Helped Kill Off Super-Sized Ice Age Animals in Australia

Changes in the diets of the super-sized megafauna that ruled Australia during the last Ice Age indicate that climate change was a major factor in their extinction.

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A Look at the Epic Blizzard of ’77, by the Numbers

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Study: How Climate Change Threatens Mountaintops (and Clean Water)

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A first-of-its kind study, in the journal Nature, shows how mountain ecosystems around the globe may be threatened by climate change over the next decades. The scientists discovered that key nutrient cycles in mountain soils and plants may be disrupted—which, in turn, may threaten global drinking water supplies.

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Coral Reefs Grow Faster and Healthier When Parrotfish Are Abundant

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A new study compiling 3,000 years of change in reefs in the western Caribbean by Smithsonian scientists and colleagues reveals compelling evidence that parrotfish, which eat the algae that can smother corals, are vital to coral-reef health.

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Deep Mantle Chemistry Surprise: Carbon Content Not Uniform

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The amount of carbon in the Earth's mantle has been the subject of hot debate for decades.

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American Cleaning Institute, cleaning product safety, ingredient safety, exposure assesment, safety assessment

Consumer Cleaning Product Ingredient Safety Website Completed

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Safety data on hundreds of chemicals in the U.S. consumer cleaning product supply chain have been collected and are now available through the website for the American Cleaning Institute’s (ACI) Cleaning Product Ingredient Safety Initiative (CPISI), ACI announced that more than five years of work on the Initiative has been finalized, providing reams of publicly available data on ingredients in cleaning products.

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Isotopic Similarities Seen in Materials That Formed Earth, Moon

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Where did the materials that make up the Earth and moon come from—and when did they arrive?

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A Rising Peptide: Supercomputing Helps Scientists Come Closer to Tailoring Drug Molecules

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With the help of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility’s Mira supercomputer, scientists have successfully designed and verified stable versions of synthetic peptides, components that join together to form proteins.

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Study Reveals That Climate Change Could Dramatically Alter Fragile Mountain Habitats

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Mountain regions of the world are under direct threat from human-induced climate change which could radically alter these fragile habitats, warn an international team of researchers.

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Wetlands, Water Contamination, Water Treatment, Ecology, Water Quality, Nitrogen

Floating Towards Water Treatment

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Researchers found engineered floating wetlands show promise, similar to natural floating wetlands, for water treatment.

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Center for the Built Environment at UC Berkeley Celebrates 20 Years of Collaborative Research

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CBE will celebrate two decades of research that's yielded a broad and valuable body of knowledge, innovation, publications and industry impacts.

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Gates Foundation, Danforth Center, Sorghum, Africa, Plant Science, ARPA-E, Food Security

Danforth Center Expands Major Research Program to Benefit Farmers in the Developing World

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It is of interest, not only because it is a staple crop in Sub-Saharan Africa, but because grain sorghum yields have been flat or declining due to the lack of sufficient investment in the development of new improved varieties. Sorghum is very resilient to drought and heat stress. Natural genetic diversity in sorghum makes it a promising system for identifying stress-resistance mechanisms in grasses that may have been lost during the domestication of related cereal crops. It is among the most efficient crops in conversion of solar energy and use of water, making it an ideal crop to target for improvement to meet the predicted doubling of global food demand by 2050.

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Environment, Hydropower, Engineering, dams

MSU ‘Rethinks Hydropower’ with $2.6M National Science Foundation Grant

An interdisciplinary team of Michigan State University scientists will use a $2.6 million National Science Foundation grant to investigate new ways of producing hydropower, increasing food production and lessening the environmental damage caused by dams.

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Climate Change, Environment, Pope Francis, Public Opinion

Pope Spurs Republicans to Shift Climate Views

After Pope Francis framed climate change as a moral issue in his second encyclical, conservative Republicans shifted and began to see environmental dilemmas in the same way, according to a new study led by Cornell University communication researchers.

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Event Puts Spotlight on the Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

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William’s book, The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative, traces the idea that exposure to nature can make us happier back in history to Aristotle’s time.

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Cancelled Climate Conference Casts Dark Clouds

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Predator or Not? Invasive Snails Hide Even When They Don't Know

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The specific cues that trigger an animal’s natural defense vary depending on the species and its history in the ecosystem, a new University of Washington study finds.

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Little Tortoise, Big Range

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WCS scientists have discovered the impressed tortoise (Manouria impressa) in the Hukaung Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in northern Myanmar, some 528 miles from its known range in that country.







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