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As China rapidly adopts clean energy, use of traditional stoves persists

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Recycling nutrient-rich industrial waste products enhances soil, reduces carbon

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Rats exchange information about danger in a reciprocal fashion

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Wildlife in tropics hardest hit by forests being broken up

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Using green products leads to a warm glow in shoppers

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A solution for cleaning up PFAS, one of the world’s most intractable pollutants

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Can Arctic ‘ice management’ combat climate change?

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Microwave treatment is an inexpensive way to clean heavy metals from treated sewage

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