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How Neolithic people adapted to climate change

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Utah Legislature did little to battle pollution.

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Aerosol-weakened summer monsoons decrease lake fertilization on the Chinese Loess Plateau

The Chinese Loess Plateau (CLP) is the cradle of Chinese civilization, and environmental changes in this region have influenced the historical trajectory of ancient...

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