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New way of recycling plant-based plastics instead of letting them rot in landfill

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Airborne microbes link Great Barrier Reef and Australian continent

A team of researchers has discovered a link between two different ecosystems, continental Australia and the Great Barrier Reef, due to airborne microbes that...

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Mortality costs of air pollution in US

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Following the lizard lung labyrinth

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Study highlights high cost of fossil fuel pollution on children’s health

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Tackling air pollution: Researchers present emissions inventory for Nepal

Data on emission amounts and sources have an important role to play in shaping policy on climate protection and air quality. Now, scientists have...

Prenatal and early life exposure to multiple air pollutants increases odds of toddler allergies

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