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Scientists are proposing management changes on western federal lands that they say would result in more wolves and beavers and would re-establish ecological processes.

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Impact of climate change on human pathogenic diseases subject of new study by UH...

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‘Dream’ discovery could sow crops better equipped to weather the climate change storm

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Rapid warming in the Gulf of Maine reverses 900 years of cooling

Rapid 20th century warming in the Gulf of Maine has reversed long-term cooling that occurred there during the previous 900 years, according to new...

Dry lightning sparks some of the most destructive and costly wildfires in California

Researchers have developed the first long-term climatology of dry lightning -- lightning which occurs with less than 2.5mm of rainfall -- in central and...

Risk of death rises as climate change causes nighttime temperatures to climb

Excessively hot nights caused by climate change are predicted to increase the mortality rate around the world by up to 60% by the end...

Researchers show potential for improved water-use efficiency in field-grown plants

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Environmental impact of 57,000 multi-ingredient processed foods revealed

A study estimating the environmental impact of 57,000 food products in the UK and Ireland has been published. The paper compares the environmental impacts...

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