Two-thirds of Earth's land is on pace to lose water as the climate warms – that's a problem for people, crops and forests
The projected loss of water storage on land as global temperatures rise is especially alarming in the Southern Hemisphere – and in parts of the US.
Jan. 11, 2021 • ~7 min
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A new survey shows that food-secure people didn't change their diets much, but many are turning to more comfort food than usual.
Jan. 6, 2021 • ~6 min
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Fish farms feed millions of people around the world, but they also consume a lot of fish that are dried or ground up to make aquafeed. Researchers are developing more sustainable alternatives.
Dec. 14, 2020 • ~7 min
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New model shows why countries that retaliate too much against online attacks make things worse for themselves.
Dec. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
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Dust and dirt aren't the only things your robot vacuum can pick up. New research shows how hackers could use them to listen to private conversations, too.
Dec. 7, 2020 • ~6 min
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The systems engineer focuses on making transportation, electricity, and water infrastructure more resilient against disruptions.
Dec. 6, 2020 • ~7 min
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Manufacturers will increasingly track the products they sell to make recycling them more profitable.
Nov. 9, 2020 • ~7 min
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Many Americans have been unable to pay their electric bills during the COVID-19 pandemic, racking up billions of dollars in delinquent bills. Where will the money come from?
Nov. 6, 2020 • ~9 min
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Mammals, birds and amphibians worldwide have lost on average 18% of their natural habitat range as a result of changes in land use and climate change, a new
Nov. 6, 2020 • ~5 min
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