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Researchers discover root exudates have surprising and counterintuitive impact on soil carbon storage

Researchers examined root exudates and their impact on soil carbon storage revealing surprising and counterintuitive results.

Biodiversity in Africa and Latin America at risk from oil palm expansion, new report...

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DNA sequence enhances understanding origins of jaws

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Animals are key to restoring the world’s forests

By dispersing seeds, animals can rapidly reestablish plant diversity in degraded forests.

Hydroacoustic signals help study impacts of underwater explosions off French coast

A study of hydroacoustic, acoustic and seismic waves from underwater explosions off the French coast could help guide the disposal of unexploded World War...

When cyclones and fires collide…

As strong winds and torrential rains inundate Australia's south-eastern coast, new research suggests that high intensity bushfires might not be too far behind, with...

Mussel survey reveals alarming degradation of River Thames ecosystem since the 1960s

Scientists replicated a 1964 River Thames survey and found that mussel numbers have declined by almost 95%, with one species -- the depressed river...

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