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Human activities boosted global soil erosion 4,000 years ago

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Transitional wave climate regions on continental and polar coasts in a warming world

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 16 June 2022; doi:10.1038/s41558-022-01389-3Changes in wave climate can pose substantial risk to coastal areas. Here transitional wave climate regions—areas...

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