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In our modern world, eliminating plastics is inconceivable. Unfortunately, they do have disadvantages, including the formation of CO(2) in both production and combustion, depletion...

‘Sink’ or swim for salt marshes

Salt marshes have the potential to store large amounts of carbon, but unfortunately these ecosystems face serious threats, from sea level rise, land use...

Tropical forest reserves slow down global warming

National parks and nature reserves in South America, Africa and Asia, created to protect wildlife, heritage sites and the territory of indigenous people, are...

Virtual coasts improve understanding of possible coastal planning outcomes

Newly developed immersive geographic visualization tool is the first of its kind to use audio and visual animations and an underwater perspective. This enables...

New sensor system ensures a safe harvest

Tractors and combine harvesters are frequently operated on difficult terrain. Crops such as canola and corn grow at different densities; the field is sometimes...

Peatland plants adapting well to climate change

They account for just three per cent of the Earth's surface but play a major role in offsetting carbon dioxide emissions -- and now...

Efforts to revive coal industry unlikely to work, may slow job growth

Current federal efforts to revive the coal industry will likely do more harm than good to fragile Appalachian communities transitioning from coal as a...

Global road-building explosion could be disastrous for people and nature, say scientists

The global explosion of new roads is rife with economic, social, and environmental dangers, according to a new study.

Late Tiassic terrestrial ecosystem changes

The Norian Chinle Formation in the Southwestern United States provides a snapshot into an ancient terrestrial ecosystem with its famous petrified tree trunks and...

How harmful are nano-copper and anti-fungal combinations in the waterways?

A new study explores the risks to the smallest creatures in aquatic communities posed by increased use of the anti-fouling wood treatment.

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