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Warming temperatures and changes in ocean circulation and salinity are driving the breakup of ice sheets in Antarctica, but a new study suggests that...

‘Crystal clocks’ used to time magma storage before volcanic eruptions

The molten rock that feeds volcanoes can be stored in the Earth's crust for as long as a thousand years, a result which may...

Algae-killing viruses spur nutrient recycling in oceans

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How mammals’ brains evolved to distinguish odors is nothing to sniff at

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Greater prevalence of congenital heart defects in high intensity oil and gas areas

Mothers living near more intense oil and gas development activity have a 40-70% higher chance of having children with congenital heart defects (CHDs) compared...

Genetic control for major agricultural weeds?

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Tornadoes, windstorms pave way for lasting plant invasions

When tornadoes touch down, we brace for news of property damage, injuries, and loss of life, but the high-speed wind storms wreak environmental havoc,...

Jumbo squid mystery solved

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Climate change to blame for displacement of 55 species in UK

A total of 55 animal species in the UK have been displaced from their natural ranges or enabled to arrive for the first time...

Rising CO2, climate change projected to reduce availability of nutrients worldwide

The most comprehensive synthesis of climate change impacts on the global availability of nutrients to date finds that, over the next 30 years, climate...

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