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More than 800 deaths may have been avoided due to air quality improvements during...

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Key uncertainties identified for models of mosquito distribution in the US

A computational analysis has identified key regions in the United States where model-based predictions of mosquito species distribution could be improved.

Stable catalysts for new energy

Looking for the perfect catalyst is not only about finding the right material, but also about its orientation. Depending on the direction in which...

New research advocates a basic strategy for native fish recovery: Access to water

Rivers need water -- a fact that may seem ridiculously obvious, but in times of increasing water development, drought, and climate change, the quantity...

Birds retreating from climate change, deforestation in Honduras cloud forests

Cloud forests are not immune to very down-to-earth problems of climate change and deforestation. A 10-year study of bird populations in Cusuco National Park,...

Like human societies, whales value culture and family ties

In a detailed genetic kinship study, an international team is the first to reveal that just like human societies, beluga whales appear to value...

Celiac disease linked to common chemical pollutants

Elevated blood levels of toxic chemicals found in pesticides, nonstick cookware, and fire retardants have been tied to an increased risk for celiac disease...

Mixing grass varieties may reduce insect infestations in lawns

A simple change in the choice of grass varieties for lawns of St. Augustinegrass could be a key tool for fending off fall armyworm...

Those home-delivered meal kits are greener than you thought

Meal kit services, which deliver a box of pre-portioned ingredients and a chef-selected recipe to your door, are hugely popular but get a bad...

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