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Germany's ambitious greenhouse gas reduction plans are facing a major obstacle: an apparent addiction to coal. Germany has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by...

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Researchers develop plant nanobionic sensor to monitor arsenic levels in soil

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Florida Keys’ corals are growing but have become more porous

Researchers have long questioned what impact climate change has on the rate at which corals are growing and building reef habitats in the Florida...

Paris experiments with ‘car-free day’ across city.

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Supercomputing simulations and machine learning help improve power plants

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Landfill gases contain numerous contaminants, but one group has demonstrated a promising new application of plasma technology capable of removing such compounds. Researchers have...

Common gene used to profile microbial communities

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Is Antarctica becoming more like Greenland?

Antarctica is high and dry and mostly bitterly cold, and it's easy to think of its ice and snow as locked away in a...

Scientists discover gene that could help us grow crops faster

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