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Scientists from Estonia, Finland and Brazil have found 20 new species of gnat in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest.

No rest for weary canola plants

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Desperate farmers are selling pigs on Craigslist

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New research tracks the history of manatees across Earth’s oceans

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New viable CRISPR-Cas12b system for plant genome engineering

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Gas stations vent far more toxic fumes than previously thought

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River animals just go with the flow

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People aren’t the only beneficiaries of power plant carbon standards

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Why rats would win Australian survivor

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Air pollutants from US forest soils will increase with climate change

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