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Jump in renewable energy jobs worldwide: agency
PHYS.ORG The renewable energy sector employed 9.8 million people worldwide in 2016, almost twice as many as in 2012, the Abu Dhabi-based International Renewable Energy Agency said on Wednesday. 4 hours
Scientists transform how complex marine data from the Ocean Health Index is synthesized, communicated
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High-tech rainforest map brings climate and conservation efforts into sharp relief
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new project uses phones and drones to monitor endangered species New project uses phones and drones to monitor endangered species
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Conservation researchers have developed an interactive software tool called ConservationFIT that can "read" digital images of animal footprints captured from smartphones, cameras or drones and accurately identify the... 1 day
Swiss Voters Support Renewable Energy and Ban Nuclear
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Siberian tiger that terrified Vladivostok gets new wild home
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Photocatalyst makes hydrogen production 10 times more efficient
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Syrian refugees in Jordan's desert get solar power
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New project uses phones and drones to monitor endangered species
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Sequencing of green alga genome provides blueprint to advance clean energy, bioproducts
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