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Cultural evolution has not freed hunter-gatherers from environmental forcing

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As CO2 levels climb, millions at risk of nutritional deficiencies

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Air pollution found to affect marker of female fertility in real-life study

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How to fix climate change: Put cities, not countries, in charge.

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Trump no precipitará su decisión sobre el Acuerdo de París

Estados Unidos prometió hoy que su presidente, Donald Trump, no se precipitará en su análisis sobre si retirarse o no del Acuerdo de París...

Next-generation coastal risk models

Next-generation coastal risk modelsNext-generation coastal risk models, Published online: 13 August 2018; doi:10.1038/s41558-018-0262-2Large-scale coastal flood risk models are evolving to include more physical processes....

Litter problem at England’s protected coasts

Beaches in or near England's Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) have the same levels of litter as those in unprotected areas, new research shows.

Plants love microbes, and so do farmers

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NASA’s IBEX charts 11 years of change at boundary to interstellar space

Now, for the first time, scientists have used an entire solar cycle of data from NASA's IBEX spacecraft to study how the heliosphere changes...

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