University of Idaho professor Brian Dennis is helping scientists understand a baffling but vitally important puzzle: What is causing the decline of honeybees? Working in collaboration with William Kemp, a U.S. Department of Agriculture scientist and UI alumnus, Dennis has built a mathematical model that lays the blame squarely on the bees themselves.

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Reducing U.S. climate emissions enough to avoid a 2-degree Celsius increase in global warming could prevent up to 175,000 pollution-related premature deaths nationwide by 2030 and generate health benefits of about $250 billion annually, according to a new analysis by researchers at Duke University and the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

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A New Process for Synthetic Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuel. A team of University of Texas at Arlington chemists and engineers have proven that concentrated light, heat and high pressures can drive the one-step conversion of carbon dioxide and water directly into usable liquid hydrocarbon fuels.

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The Problem With Ethanol. Ethanol from corn or other feedstocks is used as alternative fuel around the world but with the exception of Brazil it has not been accepted as a viable alternative. So what is the problem?

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In the U.S., there is no shortage of politicians that are ready to deny climate change and/or the source of it. Of course if you contribute enough money to a campaign you can pretty much control the narrative at least of some individuals. However when it comes to native Americans that evidence of climate change […]

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Poor Air Quality and Climate Change. New research shows that more than 5.5 million people die prematurely every year due to household and outdoor air pollution. More than half of deaths occur in two of the world’s fastest growing economies, China and India.

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International Flights Between Europe and North America May Get Longer. Great, a new reason for airlines to be late and raise their prices, Climate change! Planes flying between Europe and North America will be spending more time in the air due to the effects of climate change, a new study has shown.

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Severe weather moved through the southern U.S. on February 2 and 3, and NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM core satellite examined the violent thunderstorms.

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Salt Water Filled Battery Technology Offers a Second Advantage. I have always believed that the best solution is a one that is a win-win for more than one party. In this case, researchers have found a technology that not only advances energy storage but at the same time helps to address water sources in areas […]

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Record Flooding in Missouri Not Just From the Rain. At the end of December 2015, a huge storm named “Goliath” dumped 9-10 inches of rain in a belt across the central United States, centered just southwest of St. Louis, most of it in a three-day downpour.

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