Bacterial enzyme makes new type of biodegradable polymer

Strings of sugars called polysaccharides are the most abundant biopolymers on Earth. Because of their versatile and environmentally friendly properties, these molecules could eventually replace some plastics. Now, researchers ...

The impact of coastal hardening on local ecosystems

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in New Zealand and Australia has created a model to forecast coastal hardening around the world in the coming years. In their paper published in the journal Nature ...

West coast fires produce east coast effects

Earlier this month, New York City and other cities along the east coast experienced some of the worst air pollution in the world. The cause? Wildfires in California and Oregon so large they produced smoke that drifted thousands ...

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