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Deadly heatwaves expected to continue to rise

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Spineless creature studied in DC swamp

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California named state with the worst air quality (again)

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Monitoring soil structure changes after compaction

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Six key impact areas of shale oil and gas development in Texas

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Biofuel for conventional diesel engines created

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Could renewable ‘power-by-wire’ help fix China’s air pollution problems?

Bringing renewable power ‘by wire’ from western China to its power-hungry Eastern cities could have benefits for both local air quality and global climate...

Reducing environmental impact of idling buses and delivery trucks

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