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Chernobyl Radiation Affecting The Brightest Of The Bunch

Birds with brightly colored plumage are among the species most adversely affected by the high levels of radiation around the Chernobyl nuclear plant, ecologists have discovered. The French and American researchers behind the study, published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, believe the findings help explain why some species are hit harder than others by […]

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Cost Breakthrough For Inorganic Solar Cells

While much of the research into solar power in recent times has been focused on organic solar cells, researchers from Berkeley Lab and the University of California have announced a breakthrough in the manufacture of inorganic dual-nanocrystal cells. The researchers say that the ultra-thin solar cells are comprised entirely of inorganic nanocrystals and are as […]

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Fertilization Of Phytoplankton Not A Solution For CO2 Removal

The idea of fertilizing the ocean with iron to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere gained momentum in the 1980s. Ocean scientists saw potential for a low-cost method for reducing greenhouse gases and possibly enhancing fisheries. Plankton take-up carbon in surface waters during photosynthesis, creating a bloom that other animals feed upon. Carbon from the […]

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