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Foundation of aquatic life can rapidly adapt to global warming

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Mars volcano, Earth’s dinosaurs went extinct about the same time

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Last remnant of North American ice sheet on track to vanish

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Microorganisms in the subsurface seabed on evolutionary standby

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Unforeseen impacts of the fair trade movement

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Warning of shortage of essential minerals for laptops, cell phones, wiring

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Reconsider the impact of trees on water cycles and climate, scientists say

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Gardening worms, climate change undermine natural coastal protection

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Engineering team develops novel nanofibre solution for clean, fresh air

A research team has successfully concocted a novel nanofiber solution that creates thin, see-through air filters that can remove up to 90 per cent...

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