Mediterranean old-growth forests exhibit resistance to climate warming

By Michele Colangelo European old-growth forests are estimated to occupy only 0.7% of the total forested area; they are of prime ecological value, representing small vestiges of how Europe’s past primeval forest may have looked. In addition, old-growth forests provide various and important ecosystem services, such as biodiversity maintenance, long-term carbon storage, and landscape uniqueness. 

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New Study: 62 km² (+6%) Net Expansion In 100s Of Pacific-Indian Ocean Island Shorelines From 2000-2017

By Kenneth Richard A global-scale analysis of 221 islands in the tropical Pacific and Indian Oceans reveals “a predominantly stable or accretionary trend in the area of atoll islands worldwide” throughout the 21st century. The Maldives islands alone expanded by 37.5 km² from 2000 to 2017. For over 3 decades we’ve been warned “entire nations 

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Dense Binary Fe-Cu Sites Promoting CO2 Utilization Enable High Reversible Hybrid Na-CO2 Battery

By Changfan Xu et al. Abstract High-performance and low-cost catalysts are particularly desirable for the exploitation of practical low-overpotential Na-CO2 batteries with protracted cyclability. Herein, a well-defined morphology of nitrogen-rich graphitic carbon framework with dense bimetallic active sites (Fe-Cu-N-C) was facilely prepared by introducing Fe3+ and Cu2+ to regulate in-situ grown carbon nanotubes as an 

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Catalytic conversion of CO2: Electrochemically to ethanol and thermochemically to cyclic carbonates using nanoporous polytriazine

By Ruchi Sharma et al. Highlights NENP as a metal-free heterogeneous catalyst and electrocatalyst for CO2 utilization. NENP catalyses the synthesis of cyclic carbonates without using a co-catalyst. Retention of 89.8 % of initial activity and high selectivity even after 5 cycles. NENP reduces CO2 electrochemically to produce ethanol, a C2 product with 68 % 

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High geothermal heat flow beneath Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica inferred from aeromagnetic data

By Ricarda Dziadek, Fausto Ferraccioli and Karsten Gohl Abstract Geothermal heat flow in the polar regions plays a crucial role in understanding ice-sheet dynamics and predictions of sea level rise. Continental-scale indirect estimates often have a low spatial resolution and yield largest discrepancies in West Antarctica. Here we analyse geophysical data to estimate geothermal heat 

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