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Accounting for the gaps in ancient food webs

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Posidonia marine seagrass can catch and remove plastics from the sea

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Scientists reduce uncertainty in forest carbon storage calculations

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How aerosols are formed

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Penned release of green geckos has potential to help preserve threatened native species

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Climate change is hurting children’s diets, global study finds

An international study of 107,000 children finds that higher temperatures are an equal or even greater contributor to child malnutrition than the traditional culprits...

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