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Higher elevation birds sport thicker down

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N95 respirators could offer robust protection from wildfire smoke

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Coalition colleagues urge Malcolm Turnbull to head off energy crisis.

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Coastal flooding in Europe ‘could cost up to €1 trillion per year’ by 2100

The economic damage from coastal flooding in Europe could reach almost €1 trillion per year by 2100 without new investment in adaptation to climate...

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