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More wet and dry weather extremes projected with global warming

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Drilling results reveal global climate influence on basin waters in young rifts

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Unexpected side effect to cleaning up urban air discovered

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Red squirrels making comeback as return of pine marten spells bad news for invasive...

The number of red squirrels is on the increase in Ireland thanks to the return of the pine marten, a native carnivore, a new...

Mysterious bone circles made from the remains of mammoths reveal clues about Ice Age

Mysterious bone circles made from the remains of dozens of mammoths have revealed clues about how ancient communities survived Europe's ice age.

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