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Afforestation with non-native trees alters island soils

A healthy global debate has occurred concerning the benefits of using non-native trees for restoring some aspects of ecosystem function in degraded habitats. In...

Complex causes of Maldives flooding

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By the end of the century extreme weather events may affect two in three...

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Recreating the wild: De-extinction, technology, and the ethics of conservation

Is extinction forever? Efforts are under way to use gene editing and other tools of biotechnology to "recreate" extinct species such as the woolly...

Real greenhouse gas footprints of reservoirs revealed

When hydropower reservoirs traps organic matter, it leads to higher local greenhouse gas emissions. But the emissions are not increased but displaced. A new...

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New carbon dioxide experiments may lead to artificial, renewable fuels, outlines new research. In chemical reactions performed in the lab, a research team has...

Temperatures rising: Achieving the global temperature goals laid out in the Paris Climate Agreement...

The Paris Climate Agreement of 2016, which saw 195 nations come together in the shared goal of ameliorating climate change, set forth an ambitious...

Mangroves vital for environmental decontamination

Mangrove trees, particularly their leaf litter, filter copper out of soil and water in Indonesia.

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