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Multi-year study finds ‘hotspots’ of ammonia over world’s major agricultural areas

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Only the tip of the iceberg: Monitoring programs underestimate human impact on biodiversity

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Outwitting climate change with a plant ‘dimmer’?

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Pattern of mammal dwarfing during global warming

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How to conserve polar bears — and maintain subsistence harvest — under climate change

A properly-managed subsistence harvest of polar bears can continue under climate change, according to analysis that combines sea-ice forecasts with a polar bear population...

Flower-rich habitats increase survival of bumblebee families

New research has revealed for the first time that flower-rich habitats are key to enhancing the survival of bumblebee families between years. The results,...

Scientists mobilize as bleaching resumes on Great Barrier Reef

Coral researchers are remobilizing to conduct aerial and underwater surveys along the Great Barrier Reef and elsewhere in Australia as coral bleaching reappears for...

China’s severe winter haze tied to effects of global climate change

China's severe winter air pollution problems may be worsened by changes in atmospheric circulation prompted by Arctic sea ice loss and increased Eurasian snowfall...

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