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Air pollution was responsible for 1.1 million deaths across Africa in 2019, with household air pollution accounting for 700,000 fatalities, while increased outdoor air...

Crayfish and carp among the invasive species pushing lakes towards ecosystem collapse

Certain invasive, non-native species can disrupt lakes to the point of rapid ecosystem collapse, contaminating water for drinking, aquaculture and recreation, a new study...

‘Mystery plant’ from the Amazon declared a new species after nearly 50 years of...

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Grass found in Baltic amber

Amber researc has produced the first definite identification of grass in fossilized tree resin from the Baltic region, home to the world's most well-known...

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Study links air pollution to nearly 6 million preterm births around the world

Air pollution likely contributed to almost 6 million premature births and almost 3 million underweight babies in 2019, according to a global burden of...

Impact of human settlement on island ecosystems

Research has shed new light on the impact of humans on islands' biodiversity. The findings show how human colonization altered forest across the islands...

The defensive arsenal of plant roots

Plants adapt to their nutritional needs by modifying the permeability of their roots through the production or degradation of a cork-like layer called suberin....

Non-native fish are main consumers of salmon in reservoirs

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