Tripti Agarwal

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Palm oil production makes streams hotter and murky

Found in thousands of products, from peanut butter and packaged bread to shampoo and shaving cream, palm oil is a booming multibillion-dollar …

An illustrated guide to our collapsing Antarctic glaciers

Structurally critical glaciers from the West Antarctic ice sheet are disappearing way faster than we realized, two teams of scientists recently reported.<p>Their papers—one from NASA and the University of California, Irvine, the other from the University of Washington—both say there’s nothing we can …

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France and the UK will run out of fossil fuels within the next five years

The UK will run out of its own gas, coal, and oil within the next five years, according to a report released by the Global Sustainability Institute at Anglia Ruskin University. And France, which continues to rely heavily on nuclear energy, could run out of its remaining fossils fuels within the …

Pesticides halve bees' pollen gathering ability, research shows

Bumblebees exposed to controversial pesticides collect just half the pollen they would otherwise harvest, according to new research, depriving their growing young of their only source of protein.<p>The work has been hailed as important by independent scientists because it sheds light on how the …

Bee Shortage Threatens Crops

UK farmers have a fourth of the honeybees they need, according to a recent study published in <i>PLOS ONE</i>, but the gap represents more than a shortage in Britain. Bees are dying around the world, and pollination demand is growing nearly five times faster than the available honeybee population.<p>An …

Carbon Dioxide Levels Rocketed to an Apex in April — and It's Not Stopping

As scientists expected, April became the first month in human history to have an average concentration of carbon dioxide — the main long-lived global …

Birds near Chernobyl have adapted to low-level radiation

At high doses, radiation can have terrible and lethal effects on humans and nonhuman animals alike. But what if organisms could adapt to low-levels of radiation? This is what an international group of researchers are suggesting in a bird study published recently in <i>Functional Ecology</i>, reports <i>The</i> …