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Russian President Vladimir Putin says climate change not man-made

Moscow: Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Thursday said climate change was not caused by human activity, as the White House announced that President Donald...

Researchers design model that predicts which buildings will survive wildfire

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One source of potent greenhouse gas pinned down

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Severe air pollution affects the productivity of workers

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Ecologists find evidence that pet and medicine trades bring tokay geckos from across Asia...

New research has been investigating the origins of tokay geckos in Hong Kong, both the wild ones and those sold in Traditional Chinese Medicine...

Spatial variation in avian phenological response to climate change linked to tree health

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 27 September 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01140-4Climate change–induced shifts in seasonal events are often studied at population levels, which can neglect the...

New biobatteries use bacterial interactions to generate power for weeks

Researchers have developed a 'plug-and-play' biobattery that lasts for weeks at a time and can be stacked to improve output voltage and current.

What rural Alaska can teach the world about renewable energy.

March 6, 2017 — I flew into Unalakleet, Alaska, on a late fall day. With about 700 people, Unalakleet is large by rural Alaska...

The visceral climate experience

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