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For decades, scientists have theorized that the movement of Earth's tectonic plates is driven largely by negative buoyancy created as they cool. New research, however, shows plate dynamics are driven significantly by the additional force …
For decades, scientists have theorized that the movement of Earth's tectonic plates is driven largely by negative buoyancy created as …
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By 2050, the world’s population is estimated to reach 9.7 billion people. Already, 795 million people go to bed hungry each evening. Catching up to – and alleviating – the problem of world hunger won’t be easy, but …
By 2050, the world’s population is estimated to reach 9.7 billion people. Already, 795 million people go to bed hungry each evening. …
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The Bioscarf is made from 100% post-consumer recycled materials. And, for every product sold, a Bioscarf is donated to an individual affected by air pollution.During a trip to the Hubei Province in China, businessman Carlton …
The Bioscarf is made from 100% post-consumer recycled materials. And, for every product sold, a Bioscarf is donated to an individual …
The Seattle-based artist uses climate sensors, termites and thousands of people to create his nature-inspired sculptures.His giant tree artwork, Middle Fork, will be on show at the Annual Meeting at Davos this month. More …
The Seattle-based artist uses climate sensors, termites and thousands of people to create his nature-inspired sculptures.His giant tree artwork, …
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Six million years ago, the sudden extinction of the dinosaurs started the ascent of the mammals, ultimately resulting in humankind's reign on Earth. Climate scientists now reconstructed how tiny droplets of sulfuric acid formed high …
Six million years ago, the sudden extinction of the dinosaurs started the ascent of the mammals, ultimately resulting in humankind's …
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Our recent report on global cheetah decline provides alarming reading. Using the best available information, we estimate that there are only about 7,100 wild cheetah left in the world.The species is now restricted to less …
Our recent report on global cheetah decline provides alarming reading. Using the best available information, we estimate that there are …
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A cleaner, greener, biodegradable polymer might extend the shelf life of the food it packages. Traditional “green” plastics have their share of problems, whether it be a compostable food container with sides too flexible to …
A cleaner, greener, biodegradable polymer might extend the shelf life of the food it packages. Traditional “green” plastics have their …
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On December 11, 2014, a freight train of a storm steamed through much of California, deluging the San Francisco Bay Area with three inches of rain in just one hour. The storm was fueled by what meteorologists …
On December 11, 2014, a freight train of a storm steamed through much of California, deluging the San Francisco Bay Area with …
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Recent mapping of a number of raised beach ridges on the north coast of Greenland suggests that the ice cover in the Arctic Ocean was greatly reduced some 6000-7000 years ago. ”The climate in the …
Recent mapping of a number of raised beach ridges on the north coast of Greenland suggests that the ice cover …
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