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Permafrost thaw kills forests in Canada, while drought kills trees in India and Borneo. In the U.S., in Virginia, over-abundant deer eat trees before they reach maturity, while nitrogen pollution has changed soil chemistry in Panama. Continents apart, trees have many similar ways to die. Many of the changes occurring>
Like most government spending programs, once environmental lobbyists got their way and renewable ethanol biofuels became mandated and subsidized, they have been difficult to eliminate. Perhaps the news that blending more ethanol into fuel to supposedly cut air pollution from vehicles carries a hidden risk of toxic>
Though the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has asked climate scientists not to attribute weather conditions to climate change, a new paper is doing just that. A team writing in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society says that the atmospheric conditions associated with the>
Researchers writing in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology say they have discovered an 11 million-year-old species of Pliopithecus primate, Pliopithecus canmatensis, in the Vallès-Penedès basin in Catalonia.Named in honor of the place they were discovered in Catalonia, the new fossil species sheds light>
Phreatic eruption: Mount Ontake. Credit: EPA/Ministry of Land, InfrastructureBy Rebecca Williams, University of HullMount Ontake, Japan’s second-highest volcano, erupted killing at least 31 people on September 27. Since then, there has been feverish speculation about why tourists were on an active volcano and why>
Farm runoff and urban pollution in the Hawaiian islands is causing sea turtle tumors, according to a study in PeerJ. The paper by researchers at  Duke University, the University of Hawaii and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration finds that nitrogen in the runoff ends up in algae that the turtles>