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Unprecedented Energy Use Has Transformed Humanity’s Geologic Footprint

A new study makes clear the extraordinary speed and scale of increases in energy use, economic productivity, and global population that have pushed the...

Do Face Masks Increase Pollution?

Before the coronavirus pandemic, people used to wear face masks to protect themselves from air pollution. With the spread of COVID-19, the use of...

China’s Not So Good Ecological Restoration Projects

Through concerted, policy-driven efforts, China has converted large swaths of desert into grassland over the past few decades, but this success has come at...

Satellite Survey Shows California’s Sinking Coastal Hot Spots

A majority of the world's population lives on low-lying lands near the sea, some of which are predicted to submerge by the end of...

How Reliable Are the Reconstructions and Models for Past Temperature Changes?

An understanding of climate change during the past millennia is crucial for the scientific attribution of the current warming and the accurate prediction of...

Oil and Gas Wastewater May Be Suppressing Plant Immune Systems

The horizontal drilling method called hydraulic fracturing helps the United States produce close to 4 billion barrels of oil per year, rocketing the U.S....

250,000 Melbourne Residents Losing Water Due to Logging

Logging in Melbourne's largest water catchment has led to a loss of water equivalent to the amount used by 250,000 people each year, new...

China’s Rare Earths: The Grave Environmental Consequences

Rare earths refer to a group of 17 elements that are vital to the tech industry and are used in a large variety of...

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