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Accurate temperature estimates of ancient oceans are vital because they are the best tool for reconstructing global climate conditions in the past. While climate...

New catalyst efficiently turns carbon dioxide into useful fuels and chemicals

By efficiently converting CO2 into complex hydrocarbon products, a new catalyst could potentially aid in large-scale efforts to recycle excess carbon dioxide.

Pollution linked to antibiotic resistance

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A watershed moment for US water quality

A new federal rule that determines how the Clean Water Act is implemented leaves millions of miles of streams and acres of wetlands unprotected...

‘Critical’ questions over disease risks from ocean plastics

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Restoration helps forests recover faster

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Contaminants from Mount Polley tailings spill continue to affect Quesnel lake

Natural mixing of lake waters may re-suspend contaminants deposited in a catastrophic mine spill six years ago, according to a new article.

Snowshoe hare carcasses feed more then the usual suspects

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Sustainable nylon production made possible by bacteria discovery

Scientists have developed a sustainable method of making one of the most valuable industrial chemicals in the world - known as adipic acid --...

Flavonoids’ presence in sorghum roots may lead to frost-resistant crop

Flavonoid compounds -- produced by the roots of some sorghum plants -- positively affect soil microorganisms, according to researchers, who suggest the discovery is...

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