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Almost all mammals avoid eating chili peppers and other 'hot' foods, because of the pain they induce. But not the tree shrew, according to...

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Cement as a climate killer: Using industrial waste to produce carbon neutral alternatives

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Single-family homes killed L.A.’s urban forest

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Climate change study in Canada’s Hudson Bay thwarted by climate change

Source: The Guardian - Warm temperatures create perilous ice conditions off Newfoundland, trapping fishing boats and tankers: ‘It’s not something you would expect to...

All things considered, wooden pallets are more eco-friendly than plastic pallets

Weighing in on a debate that has raged for decades, researchers, after conducting a series of ultra-detailed comparisons, have declared that shipping pallets made...

Young forests are preferred summer vacation destinations for bats

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The pace at which the world’s permafrost soils are warming

Global warming is leaving more and more apparent scars in the world's permafrost regions. As the new global comparative study conducted by the international...

Carbon farming: California focus on soil to meet climate, water goals.

Soil’s ability to capture carbon and store water has led to an upsurge of interest in this often overlooked natural resource. In California, a new program...

A water-splitting catalyst unlike any other

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