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Severe air pollution affects the productivity of workers

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Shale natural gas development impacting recreationists

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Canary in the kelp forest: Sea creature dissolves in today’s warming, acidic waters

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Europe needs coastal adaptation measures to avoid catastrophic flooding by the end of the...

Coastal floods could impact up to 3.65 million people every year in Europe by 2100, according to a new study.

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New research mining data from a catalog of more than 1.8 million southern California earthquakes found that nearly three-fourths of the time, foreshocks signalled...

One source of potent greenhouse gas pinned down

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