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Poor outlook for biodiversity in Antarctica

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Historic space weather could clarify what’s next

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Clearing up the ‘dark side’ of artificial leaves

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Slight climate shifts can affect optimum water use in plant communities

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Archeological discovery yields clues to how our ancestors may have adapted to their environment

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Tropical birds live longer than temperate counterparts

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‘Molecular scissors’ for plastic waste

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Methane emissions from trees

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Melt-rate of West Antarctic Ice Sheet highly sensitive to changes in ocean temperatures

Melting of ice shelves in West Antarctica speeds up and slows down in response to changes in deep ocean temperature, and is far more...

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