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In-flight, on-demand hydrogen production could mean ‘greener’ aircraft

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Researchers invent process to make sustainable rubber, plastics

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Global warming making oceans more toxic, breaking climate change research shows

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Generally speaking, plastic is incredibly resistant to breaking down. That's certainly true of the trillion polyethylene plastic bags that people use each and every...

The Radiohead ant: A new species of ‘silky’ ant grows fungus gardens for food

A new species of silky ant has been named after the famous British band Radiohead in honor of the musicians' environmental efforts, especially in...

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