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Slight climate shifts can affect optimum water use in plant communities

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Archeological discovery yields clues to how our ancestors may have adapted to their environment

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Tropical birds live longer than temperate counterparts

An international research team has found strong evidence that passerine birds near the equator live longer than their higher latitude counterparts.

‘Molecular scissors’ for plastic waste

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Methane emissions from trees

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Melt-rate of West Antarctic Ice Sheet highly sensitive to changes in ocean temperatures

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How to recognize where a volcano will erupt

Scientists have devised a new method to forecast volcanic vent locations.

Seafloor sediments appear to enhance Earthquake and Tsunami danger in Pacific Northwest

The Cascadia Subduction Zone off the coast of the Pacific Northwest has all the ingredients for making powerful earthquakes -- and according to the...

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