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Gardening worms, climate change undermine natural coastal protection

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Engineering team develops novel nanofibre solution for clean, fresh air

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Liquid storage of solar energy: More effective than ever before

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Transport systems face disruption by extreme weather

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Enormous swarms of midges teach about interconnected landscapes

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Children who play outside more likely to protect nature as adults

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Nanotube film may resolve longevity problem of challenger solar cells

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From entanglement to invasions of alien species: the harm caused by marine litter

Marine litter is a threat to the marine ecosystem, human health and economic activities. A new report sheds light on the many effects of...

Extensive ice cap once covered sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia

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