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Bees are worth billions to farmers across the globe, study suggests

Originally Published by Environment | The Guardian

Pollination by wild bees contributes an average $3,251 per hectare per year to crop production, researchers find.


More Light From Metamaterials

Originally Published by IEEE Spectrum Recent Content

A material that manipulates light in unusual ways could lead to a whole variety of exotic devices, including microscopes capable of seeing inside cells, optical circuits for quantum computers, and invisibility cloaks.

‘A deaf whale is a dead whale': US navy sonars could be cause of strandings

Originally Published by Environment | The Guardian

Marine researchers speculate noise pollution in the Pacific is disrupting whales’ vital abilities to hear and migrate – and driving them ashore at an alarming rate


With Too Much of a Good Thing, Europe Tackles Excess Nitrogen

Originally Published by Yale Environment 360

In Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and other countries, European governments are beginning to push farmers, industry, and municipalities to cut back on fertilizers and other sources of nitrogen that are causing serious environmental harm.

Fighting climate change, with cement

Originally Published by Earth & Climate News — ScienceDaily

The cement industry is one of the largest sources worldwide of carbon emissions, accounting for around five per cent of global emissions. New technologies may help substantially lower these emissions.

Coral reefs defy ocean acidification odds in Palau

Originally Published by Earth & Climate News — ScienceDaily

Will some coral reefs be able to adapt to rapidly changing conditions in Earth’s oceans? If so, what will these reefs look like in the future? As the ocean absorbs atmospheric carbon dioxide released by the burning of fossil fuels, its chemistry is changing. The carbon dioxide reacts with water molecules, lowering ocean pH in a process known as ocean acidification.

Implant Fights Stroke, Tinnitus by Retraining the Brain

Originally Published by IEEE Spectrum Recent Content

Microtransponder’s vagus nerve stimulator uses precisely-timed jolts to help stroke victims relearn movements more quickly.

Swansea Bay tidal energy scheme on brink of winning planning permission

Originally Published by Environment | The Guardian

Realisation of ambitious construction project, subject of vocal and high-profile opposition, will depend on subsidies from government

The Deadly Combination of Heat and Humidity

Originally Published by New York Times Op-Ed

It’s not just the heat; it’s also the humidity. Together, they can be lethal, even if the heat doesn’t seem quite so extreme.

Seaweed colonizing ice-free parts of Antarctica

Originally Published by EarthSky

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