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Greenland melting likely increased by bacteria in sediment

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Lead poisoning of children

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Accounting for the gaps in ancient food webs

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Posidonia marine seagrass can catch and remove plastics from the sea

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New classification marks paradigm shift in how conservationists tackle climate change

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Strategies to improve water quality

Illinois residents value efforts to reduce watershed pollution, and they are willing to pay for environmental improvements, according to a new study from agricultural...

Scientists reduce uncertainty in forest carbon storage calculations

Investors who bet on tropical forest conservation and reforestation to solve global warming by storing carbon in wood face huge uncertainties because the science...

How aerosols are formed

Researchers conducted an experiment to investigate the initial steps in the formation of aerosols. Their findings are now aiding efforts to better understand and...

Penned release of green geckos has potential to help preserve threatened native species

Researchers outlined how they translocated 19 barking geckos to Mana Island, using the method of penned release - enclosing them in a 100m² pen...

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