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The earliest human inhabitants of the Amazon created thousands of artificial forest islands as they tamed wild plants to grow food, a new study...

Climate change could cause sudden biodiversity losses worldwide

A warming global climate could cause sudden, potentially catastrophic losses of biodiversity in regions across the globe throughout the 21st century, finds a new...

Deep emissions cuts this decade could prevent ‘abrupt ecological collapse’

Swift global action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could prevent the “abrupt” collapse of ecosystems, which may otherwise begin within the next few decades,...

New study helps improve accuracy of future climate change predictions

New research has shone light on the impact of clouds on climate change. The study has raised serious doubts of the likely impact of...

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Tiny fragments of plastic waste are dispersed throughout the environment, including the oceans, where marine organisms can ingest them. However, the subsequent fate of...

A rapidly changing Arctic

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How does habitat fragmentation affect Amazonian birds?

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The link between virus spillover, wildlife extinction and the environment

As COVID-19 spreads across the globe, a common question is, can infectious diseases be connected to environmental change? Yes, indicates a new study. Exploitation...

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Naturally occurring groundwater arsenic contamination is a problem of global significance, particularly in South and Southeast Asian aquifers.

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