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Can a hands-on model help forest stakeholders fight tree disease?

When a new, more aggressive strain of the pathogen that causes sudden oak death turned up in Oregon, scientists and stakeholders banded together to try to protect susceptible trees and the region's ...

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Why Australians Are Tweeting About the Prime Minister Shitting His Pants at McDonald's

If you follow any Australians on Twitter, you might have seen some really strange references on the social media platform lately—references that don’t make much sense to Americans. People are ...

Fri 17 May 19 from Gizmodo

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'What you see on the surface is only the tip of the iceberg': Australia's island paradise polluted by plastic

The beaches of the Cocos Islands, an Australian territory off the coast of Western Australia, are covered with more than 400 million pieces of rubbish, a quarter ...

Thu 16 May 19 from ABC Science

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Changes in subsistence hunting threaten local food security

Scientists with the Universidad San Francisco de Quito and WCS Ecuador Program publishing in the journal BioTropica say that subsistence hunting in Neotropical rain forests—the mainstay of local ...

Fri 17 May 19 from Phys.org

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Record-shattering underwater sound

A team of researchers has produced a record-shattering underwater sound with an intensity that eclipses that of a rocket launch. The intensity was equivalent to directing the electrical power ...

Fri 17 May 19 from Phys.org

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A global map to understand changing forests

An international collaboration of hundreds of scientists—led in part by the Forest Advanced Computing and Artificial Intelligence (FACAI) Laboratory in Purdue's Department of Forestry and Natural ...

Thu 16 May 19 from Phys.org

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It's not just fish, plastic pollution harms the bacteria that help us breathe

Ten per cent of the oxygen we breathe comes from just one kind of bacteria in the ocean. Now laboratory tests have shown that these bacteria are susceptible to plastic pollution, according to ...

Tue 14 May 19 from Phys.org

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Retired oil rigs off the California coast could find new lives as artificial reefs

Offshore oil and gas drilling has been a contentious issue in California for 50 years, ever since a rig ruptured and spilled 80,000 to 100,000 barrels of crude oil off Santa Barbara in 1969. ...

Wed 15 May 19 from Phys.org

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Protecting rare species can benefit human life

Preserving rare species for the sake of global biodiversity has long been the primary focus for conservationists.

Thu 16 May 19 from Phys.org

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Utility equipment sparked massive California wildfire, investigators say

PG&E makes its way through bankruptcy, now utility is responsible for 85 deaths.

Thu 16 May 19 from Arstechnica

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