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New study shows producers where and how to grow cellulosic biofuel crops

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Great scat! Bears — not birds — are the chief seed dispersers in Alaska

In southeastern Alaska, brown and black bears are plentiful because of salmon. Their abundance also means they are the primary seed dispersers of berry-producing...

Nuclear power plants must be able to withstand fires caused by aircraft impacts

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Pharmaceuticals and other contaminants force fish to work much harder to survive

Pharmaceuticals and other human-made contaminants are forcing fish that live downstream from a typical sewage treatment plant to work at least 30 percent harder...

International study identify the process of rock formed by meteors or nuclear blasts

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Europe’s lost forests: Coverage has halved over 6,000 years

Research shows more than half of the forests across Europe have been lost over the past 6,000 years.

High performance CNT catalyst relating to its electroconductivity

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Magnetic liquids improve energy efficiency of buildings

Climate protection and the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions have been on top of global development agendas. Accordingly, research and development projects have been...

Shale gas is one of the least sustainable ways to produce electricity, research finds

Shale gas is one of least sustainable options for producing electricity, according to new research.

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