r/science 8d ago Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote This To The Stars Dread Silver Helpful

Environment Mouse study shows microplastics infiltrate blood brain barrier

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Environment Researchers show how methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, can be transformed into protein-rich feed for farmed fish: an increasingly important food sector. A new analysis shows how to make the approach more cost-effective than current fish feeds, essentially solving two problems with one solution.

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Environment Uranium is the most common fuel for nuclear power stations but is a finite resource. A new material inspired by fractal-like nature of blood vessels can absorb 20 times more uranium from seawater than previous approaches. It could provide a reliable energy source that could last thousands of years.

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Environment Big whales eat 3 times as much as previously thought, which means killing them for food and blubber is even more harmful to the environment.

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Environment A new study strengthens the case that climate change has been the main cause of the growing amount of land in the western U.S. destroyed by large wildfires. And researchers say the trend is likely to worsen

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Environment The melting of the Antarctic Ice Sheet may have already passed a point of no return, a new study has found, and scientists say it could contribute to sea level rise over coming centuries and possibly millennia.

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Environment Children today will live through three times more climate disasters than their grandparents, study suggests

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r/science Sep 18 '21 Silver Helpful Wholesome Hugz Take My Energy

Environment A single bitcoin transaction generates the same amount of electronic waste as throwing two iPhones in the bin. Study highlights vast churn in computer hardware that the cryptocurrency incentivises

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Environment Vegetarian diets produced on average 42% less GHG than omnivorous ones in UK diet study

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Environment The social shortfall and ecological overshoot of nations. For at least the last 30 years, no country has met the basic needs of its residents at a globally sustainable level of resource use.

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Environment Study: Toxic fracking waste is leaking into California groundwater

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r/science 7d ago Helpful Tree Hug

Environment Trees found to reduce land surface area temperatures in cities up to 12°C. In all, the researchers poured over data from 293 cities across Europe, comparing land surface temperatures in parts of cities that were covered with trees with similar nearby urban areas that were not covered with trees

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r/science 14d ago Silver

Environment Climate change deniers are over attacking the science. Now they attack the solutions.

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Environment Meat accounts for nearly 60% of all greenhouse gases from food production, study finds: Production of meat worldwide emits 28 times as much as growing plants, and most crops are raised to feed animals bound for slaughter.

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r/science 13d ago Take My Energy Silver Helpful Wholesome

Environment Nations are overusing natural resources faster than they are meeting basic human needs. If current trends continue, no country will do so over the next three decades either, perpetuating human deprivation and worsening ecological breakdown.

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Environment The PR Industry Has Been a ‘Major’ But ‘Overlooked’ Influence in Climate Politics for Decades, Says Study

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r/science Oct 23 '21

Environment French Oil Company Total ‘Knew About Global Warming Impact in 1971’. Research based on internal company documents and interviews with former staff, found that personnel “received warnings of the potential for catastrophic global warming from its products by 1971”.

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r/science 1d ago

Environment U.S. Is World’s Top Generator of Plastic Waste

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r/science 11d ago Silver

Environment Organic farming is touted as a greener alternative to conventional farming. But new research suggests that even the handful of pesticides used on organic fields can affect nearby animals in much the same way that conventional pesticides do.

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r/science 4d ago

Environment Australia’s forest fires have increased 350% when compared between 2002-2018 to 1988-2001. Climate change is the ‘overwhelming factor’ in driving these fires, as fire seasons are getting longer and affecting more areas as the years pass by, study finds

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Environment Plant based and vegetarian diets are cheaper than omnivorous ones in high-income countries. Research showed "healthy and sustainable diets are substantially less costly than western diets".

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r/science 19d ago

Environment New research shows that humans were a crucial and chronic driver of population declines of woolly mammoths, having an essential role in the timing and location of their extinction. The study also refutes a prevalent theory that climate change alone decimated woolly mammoth populations.

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Environment Bees may take generations to recover from one exposure to insecticides. Research shows even a single exposure to insecticides in a bee’s 1st year of life affects offspring production, & since the effects of the pesticides are cumulative, this results in an overall decrease in the bee population

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r/science Nov 03 '21 Helpful

Environment Why you should put the toilet lid down when flushing. Research flushes out the risks of bacterial infection in toilets. Leaving the loo lid open after flushing might disperse contaminated droplets up to 1.5 metres, and these particles could hang around for up to 30 minutes.

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r/science Oct 27 '21

Environment Earth will warm 2.7 degrees Celsius based on current pledges to cut emissions

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