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Eight hundred years of settlement history with land reforms, epidemics and repeated wars are preserved in the sediments of Lake Czechowskie in Poland. The...

Historical analysis finds no precedent for the rate of coal and gas power decline...

Limiting climate change to the 1.5°C target set by the Paris Climate Agreement will likely require coal and gas power use to decline at...

Discovery of new tiny fish, lizard species

Two tiny new species that inhabited part of what is now the American south some 100 million years ago have been discovered by paleontologists.

Carnivores may adjust schedule to avoid each other, researchers find

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Scientists part of team that points to strong connection between climate change, plastics pollution

At the root of global climate change and the worldwide plastics problem are two related carbon-based fuels -- oil and natural gas. Not only...

Northern lakes warming six times faster in the past 25 years

Lakes in the Northern Hemisphere are warming six times faster since 1992 than any other time period in the last 100 years, new research...

Africa-wide great ape assessment reveals human activity, not habitat availability, is greatest driver of...

The first-ever Africa-wide assessment of great apes -- gorillas, bonobos and chimpanzees -- finds that human factors, including roads, population density and GDP, determine...

Tap water produces a protective shield against microplastics

Tap water produces a natural protective shield against harmful microplastics, which can help prevent household products such as plastic kettles from releasing them.

A new Earth bombardment model

A team has updated its asteroid bombardment model of the Earth with the latest geologic evidence of ancient, large collisions. These models have been...

Some of the world’s oldest rubies linked to early life

While analyzing some of the world's oldest colored gemstones, researchers discovered carbon residue that was once ancient life, encased in a 2.5 billion-year-old ruby.

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