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Electric vehicle adoption improves air quality and climate outlook

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Birds can ‘read’ the Earth’s magnetic signature well enough to get back on course

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Iodine in desert dust destroys ozone

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Cold-water corals: Acidification harms, warming promotes growth

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EU households waste over 17 billion kg of fresh fruit and vegetables a year

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Animal friendships ‘change with the weather’ in the Masai Mara

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Release of nutrients from lake-bottom sediments worsens Lake Erie’s annual ‘dead zone’

Robotic laboratories on the bottom of Lake Erie have revealed that the muddy sediments there release nearly as much of the nutrient phosphorus into...

How climate change is affecting extreme weather events around the world

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