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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

Remote Drought Monitoring in the Navajo Nation: Utilizing NASA Earth Observation Data

 Dale Roddick

“Down in the Valley” A view of Navajo land. Image Credit: Dale Roddick

Nicaragua Canal: A Giant Project With Huge Environmental Costs

Originally Published by Yale Environment 360

Work has already begun on a $50 billion inter-ocean canal in Nicaragua that would cut through nature reserves and bring massive dredging and major ship traffic to Central America’s largest lake. Scientists and conservationists are warning that the project is an environmental disaster in the making.

How Winegrowers from Rheinhessen and Cognac Cope with Climate Change

“Will we drink Champagne for the New Year in 2050?” asked the French magazine Les Echos in 20131.  Les Echos asked the question after an article written by nine scientists from the U.S., Chile and China who predicted that: “The area suitable for viticulture decreases between 19 percent and 73 percent in major wine producing regions.”2 This would be obviously a concern of winegrowers and all the millions involved in the business, as well as consumers.

Protein identified in certain microalgae changes conversation about climate change

Originally Published by EurekAlert! – Earth Science

(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) High-profile science behind climate change and carbon recycling takes a new turn as researchers find a protein in a major group of phytoplankton that keeps them alive in stressed environments in the ocean.

Why food labels are wrong about calories

Originally Published by EarthSky

OK you can trust this food label. But calories? Forget it. Photo credit: Bryan Kennedy

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