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Recently, a group of 23 science and policy experts from the U.S. and Canada published a review of mining risks to watersheds ranging from...

How placentas evolved in mammals

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Mining’s effect on fish warrants better science-based policies

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Crushed, zapped, boiled, baked and more: Nature used 57 recipes to create Earth’s 10,500-plus...

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Scientists warn of links between soil pollution and heart disease

Pesticides and heavy metals in soil may have detrimental effects on the cardiovascular system, according to a review paper.

Whales learn songs from each other in a cultural ‘deep dive’

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New study reveals impact of plastic on small mammals, as four out of seven...

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California’s Dixie Fire shows impact of legacy effects, prescribed burns

The 2021 Dixie Fire burned over nearly 1 million acres in California and cost $637 million to suppress, making it the largest and most...

New flood maps clarify the risk homeowners face

Flooding in urban areas cost Americans more than $106 billion between 1960 and 2016, damaging property, disrupting businesses and claiming lives in the process....

Study reveals an unprecedented change in Europe’s fire regime

A study reveals an unprecedented change in the fire regime in Europe which is related to climate change. The affected areas are in Southern,...

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