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NASA Monitors the 'New Normal' of Sea Ice

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http://www.enn.com — This year’s melt season in the Arctic Ocean and surrounding seas started with a bang, with a record low maximum extent in March and relatively rapid ice loss through May. The melt slowed down in June, however, making it highly unlikely that this year’s summertime sea ice minimum extent will set a new record. Read More
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Nanofur for oil spill cleanup

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http://www.enn.com — Some water ferns can absorb large volumes of oil within a short time, because their leaves are strongly water-repellent and, at the same time, highly oil-absorbing. Researchers of KIT, together with colleagues of Bonn University, have found that the oil-binding capacity of the water plant results from the hairy microstructure of its leaves. It is now used as a model to further develop the new Nan Read More
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English Village Becomes Climate Leader by Quietly Cleaning Up Its Own Patch

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http://www.nytimes.com — The ECI's Sarah Darby comments in The New York Times' feature on Ashton Hayes, the English village that cut its carbon emissions by 24% over 10 years. Ashton Hayes, she reminds us, a small village of well-off and well-educated people, was in good position to take on the project. 23/08/16 23 August 2016 - read more + Read More
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Hate Parallel Parking? New 'RearVision' Camera and App Can Help

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http://feedproxy.google.com — If you hate parallel parking, or if you tend to avoid backing into spots at all costs, a new wireless camera that uses your smartphone as its display could help. Read More
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It's Splitsville: Divorce May Be Seasonal, Study Finds

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Two months of the year see higher divorce rates than the rest. Read More
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Global Survey Reveals That Acceptance of Gay People Lags in 3 Regions

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Gay rights have undergone an unprecedented worldwide surge in acceptance in recent years. But that's not the case everywhere. Read More
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Researchers reduce expensive noble metals for fuel cell reactions

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http://www.enn.com — Washington State University researchers have developed a novel nanomaterial that could improve the performance and lower the costs of fuel cells by using fewer precious metals like platinum or palladium.Led by Yuehe Lin, professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, the researchers used inexpensive metal to make a super low density material, called an aerogel, to reduce the amo Read More
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Here's How Many US Mothers Breastfeed

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http://feedproxy.google.com — The percentage of U.S. mothers who breast-feed their newborns continues to rise. Read More
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Deadly Case of 'Bagpipe Lung' Highlights Danger of Fungal Infections

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http://feedproxy.google.com — One man's fatal lung infection highlights a rare danger that musicians may face: getting sick from fungi growing within their instruments, according to a recent report of the case. Read More
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Sea Anemone Proteins Could Help Fix Damaged Hearing

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http://feedproxy.google.com — The proteins that sea anemones use to repair their feathery tentacles could also one day be used to fix damaged cells in a mammal's ear. Read More
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How cars could meet future emissions standards: Focus on cold starts

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — Car emissions is a high-stakes issue, as last year's Volkswagen scandal demonstrated. Wrongdoing aside, how are automakers going to realistically meet future, tougher emissions requirements to reduce their impact on the climate? Researchers report today that a vehicle's cold start -- at least in gasoline-powered cars -- is the best target for future design changes. Read More
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