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Unsung hero of science: Assessment

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It's more than just climate change

A new scientific paper by a University of Maryland-led international team of distinguished scientists, including five members of the National Academies, argues that there...

Roads are driving rapid evolutionary change in our environment

Roads are causing rapid evolutionary change in wild populations of plants and animals according to a Concepts and Questions paper published in Frontiers in...

Outdoor air pollution tied to millions of preterm births

Scientists have published a major study which links outdoor air pollution with 2.7 million preterm births per year. The study, which was led by a...

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Shell and Exxon’s Brent Oilfield Decommission Shows How Industry Hits Communities and Environment to...

The North Sea oil and gas industry is the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to emitting dangerous greenhouse gases. Shell and Exxon are...

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