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Weekly Science Dispatch
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If at first you don’t succeed, flush flush again.

 
After decades of failure, the tide has finally turned in the battle against invasive species in the Great Lakes. Scientists say the main reason is mandatory saltwater flushing of ship ballast tanks. Read More

How mass urbanization can be good for the climate

 
An analysis of China’s recent history overturns the conventional wisdom about the carbon cost of urbanization Read More

Insect farming byproducts are piling up. They could be fertilizer in a circular agricultural system.

 
Adding insect exoskeletons and “frass” to farm soils, researchers say, can nourish plants through a series of complex and fascinating interactions with microorganisms. Read More

Here’s an unusual but surprisingly feasible idea: Run electric trucks downhill as an alternative to dams.

 
Researchers say the idea requires only existing roads, e-trucks, and small rivers; and could cost about half that of conventional hydropower. Read More
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Anthropocene: Innovation in the Human Age · Sustainability Innovation Lab at Colorado, SEEC N290 · University of Colorado Boulder, 608 UCB · Boulder, CO 80309 · USA