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Changing tides: Lake Michigan could best support lake trout and steelhead

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Injecting manure instead of spreading on surface reduces estrogen loads

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Larvaceans provide a pathway for transporting microplastics into deep-sea food webs

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Heavily-used pesticide linked to breathing problems in farmworkers’ children

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Greenland ice flow likely to speed up

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Boron nitride foam soaks up carbon dioxide

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Estimating crop yield from satellite data

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Modern genetic sequencing tools give clearer picture of how corals are related

As corals face threats from ocean warming, a new study uses the latest genetic-sequencing tools to help unravel the relationships between three similar-looking corals.

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