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The formation of the North American Monsoon: a unique case in the world

Monsoons are not found only in South Asia, but they are part of a global-scale circulation that affects almost all tropical regions (e.g. Australian monsoon, African monsoon, etc.). One occurs…

NASA study traces decade of ammonia air pollution in Africa

A new NASA-led study is the first to document changing atmospheric ammonia (NH3) concentrations in Africa over an extended period. Ammonia is an air pollutant which can lead to heart…

Global climate change impact on crops expected within 10 years

Climate change may affect the production of maize (corn) and wheat as early as 2030 under a high greenhouse gas emissions scenario, according to a new NASA study published in the…

In Covid-19 vaccinated people, those with prior infection likely to have more antibodies

Johns Hopkins Medicine study also suggests longer interval between virus exposure and first vaccine dose may enhance antibody response. In what is believed to be one of the largest studies…

Studies find mixed results from sage grouse hunting restrictions

A thorough review of the history of sage grouse hunting and populations across the Intermountain West shows that declines in the bird’s numbers have prompted significant reductions in hunting opportunities…

Zeolites’ isotopes defy nature

New finding could help inform how zeolites are used in carbon capture and storage. Zeolites could be considered as nature’s workhorse. Filled with microscopic holes and channels, these ultraporous minerals…

Fire Tests Show that Austria’s Tunnels are Fit for Electric Cars

TU Graz, the University of Leoben, the Austrian Fire Brigade Association and ILF Consulting Engineers have investigated the effects of e-vehicle fires in tunnel systems. The results are reassuring for…

Record-breaking Texas drought more severe than previously thought

New study from The University of Texas at Austin improves method for tracking drought severity and impact. In 2011, Texas experienced one of its worst droughts ever. The dry, parched…

ReSearchL: Research initiative focuses on resilience in the food supply

How resilient is our food supply? Temporarily empty shelves during the Corona crisis showed that the answer to this question is more urgent than ever. Guaranteeing people a supply of…

Researchers use breakthrough method to answer key question about electron states

Scientists are working hard to engineer the properties of nanostructures, such as atoms and molecules, to realize efficient logic devices that can operate at the fundamental scale of matter –…

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