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MIT students win Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center sustainability award

MIT senior Anna Kwon and sophomore Nicole Doering have been recognized by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center...

Why dozens of North American bird species are getting new names: Every name tells a story

This winter, tens of thousands of birders will survey winter bird populations for the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count, part of an international bird census, powered by volunteers, that has taken place every year...

Don’t applaud the climate summit’s loss and damage fund deal just yet – it might not warrant that standing ovation

Shortly after the opening ceremony of the 2023 United Nations climate negotiations in Dubai, delegates of nations around the world rose in a standing ovation to celebrate a long-awaited agreement to launch a loss and...

Accelerated climate action needed to sharply reduce current risks to life and life-support systems

Hottest day on record. Hottest month on record. Extreme marine heatwaves. Record-low Antarctic sea-ice.While El Niño is...

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup, is showing up in pregnant women living near farm fields – that raises health concerns

EMBARGOED to 12:01aET Dec 6 - do not publish before that dateLiving near farmland can significantly increase people’s exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in the widely used herbicide Roundup, new research shows. This chemical...

Citizen science projects tend to attract white, affluent, well-educated volunteers − here’s how we recruited a more diverse group to identify lead pipes in...

Recruiting participants for a citizen science project produced a more diverse group when people were signed up through partner organizations, such as schools and faith-based organizations, than when they joined on their own. We used...

Five climate change solutions under the spotlight at COP28

The world is well off track to limit warming to 1.5C, but there have been some encouraging steps. Source link

Real or artificial? A forestry scientist explains how to choose the most sustainable Christmas tree, no matter what it’s made of

Every year, Americans buy somewhere between 35 million and 50 million Christmas trees, and many more pull an artificial tree out of storage for the season. In all, about three-quarters of U.S. households typically have...

How a thumb-sized climate migrant with a giant crab claw is disrupting the Northeast’s Great Marsh ecosystem

Nine years ago, I stood on the muddy banks of the Great Marsh, a salt marsh an hour north of Boston, and pulled a thumb-sized crab with an absurdly large claw out of a burrow....

Air pollution: map shows ‘concrete jungles’ more polluted

A Sheffield school is fighting dirty air with trees as new data links their absence to pollution. Source link
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Coral reef: How divers are using antibiotics to save sick corals

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