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The East Asian summer monsoon and desertification in Eurasia is driven by fluctuating Northern Hemisphere ice volume and global sea level during the Ice...

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People with IBD have more microplastics in their feces

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Keto vs vegan: Study of popular diets finds over fourfold difference in carbon footprints

New research has estimated the carbon footprints and diet quality of six popular diets. The vegan and vegetarian diets were found to be produce...

Coral-friendly sunscreen provides better UV protection than existing options

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Biodiversity highest on Indigenous-managed lands

More than one million plant and animal species worldwide are facing extinction, according to a recent United Nations report. Now, a new study suggests...

Sea-level rise may worsen existing San Francisco Bay Area inequities

Researchers examined the number of households unable to pay for damages from coastal flooding to reveal how sea-level rise could threaten the fabric of...

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In a new comprehensive literature review, researchers have discovered that alternatives to recycling may have untapped potential to build an effective circular economy for...

Discovery in northern lakes may be key to understanding early life on Earth

Many Canadian lakes can provide new insights into ancient oceans, a team of researchers has discovered, and these findings could advance research about greenhouse...

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