Environment

The geode of Pulpí. Credit: Hector Garrido More The geode of Pulpí is an 11-meter hollow ovoid with crystal-paneled walls. It is like those familiar couplets of stone interiors covered with bright crystallites, but so large that several people can fit inside. The crystals, of up to two meters in size, are so transparent that
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A new special issue in Sustainability Science, co-edited and co-authored by Carena van Riper from the University of Illinois, focuses on the role of social values in promoting environmental actions. Credit: Carena van Riper, University of Illinois More Given the alarming pace of climate change, it is increasingly important to understand what factors motivate people
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Lead study author Howard Mielke is a professor of pharmacology at Tulane University School of Medicine. Credit: Paula Burch-Celentano, Tulane University More Tracking lead levels in soil over time is critical for cities to determine lead contamination risks for their youngest and most vulnerable residents, according to a new Tulane University study published in the
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Beijing’s current levels of PM2.5—tiny particles that can penetrate deep into the lungs—are still four times higher than those recommended by the World Health Organization More Exposure to airborne pollutants increases the risk of “missed” miscarriages in which a fetus dies without a pregnant woman experiencing any noticeable symptoms, researchers said Monday. Previous studies have
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Chinese scientists are boarding a sediment trap. Sediment has accumulated in the white plastic tubes. Credit: Tongji University Deep-Sea Sedimentology Team More Clay minerals suspended in seawater binds sedimentary organic carbon to their mineral surfaces. But the quantity of carbon that is bound and the source of that carbon very much depends on the clay
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Official say vulnerable coral reefs on Guam have not experienced severe bleaching that was predicted for this year. Pacific Daily News reported that the Guam Bureau of Statistics and Plans says a mass coral bleaching event indicated by satellite measurements of sea surface temperatures did not occur. Officials say recent stormy weather including Super Typhoon
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A firefighter walks near flames during the Saddleridge fire in southern California More Gusting winds fueling a fast-moving wildfire in southern California showed no signs of abating Saturday as a blaze that forced the evacuation of some 100,000 people kept burning out of control. A red flag warning of critical fire danger—strong winds and very
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A firefighter walks near a backfire during the Saddleridge fire in Newhall, California on October 11 More Wind-driven wildfires forced the evacuation of about 100,000 people in southern California Friday and destroyed dozens of structures and homes as authorities warned it could take days to extinguish the flames. By Friday evening, the strongest blaze, dubbed
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