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It’s not just temperature damaging coral reefs

US study points the finger at nitrogen – and people. Nick Carne reports.

17 hours ago from Cosmos Magazine

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Joshua trees facing extinction

They outlived mammoths and saber-toothed tigers. But without dramatic action to reduce climate change, new research shows Joshua trees won't survive much past this century.

46 minutes ago from Phys.org

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Effectiveness of using natural enemies to combat pests depends on surroundings

When cabbage looper moth larvae infest a field, sustainable growers will often try to control the pests by releasing large numbers of predators, such as ladybugs. That way they can avoid spraying ...

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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New analysis reveals challenges for drought management in Oregon's Willamette River Basin

In Oregon's fertile Willamette River Basin, where two-thirds of the state's population lives, managing water scarcity would be more effective if conservation measures were introduced in advance ...

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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Researchers publish new study on citrus greening disease

Orange juice is a staple on many breakfast tables, but the future availability of citrus products is threatened by the global spread of huanglongbing (HLB), also known as citrus greening disease.

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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Study documents impacts of selective logging on Congo's intact forest landscapes

A new study says that the tropical forests of Western Equatorial Africa (WEA) - which include significant stands of Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs) - are increasingly coming under pressure from ...

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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A legal framework for vector-borne diseases and land use

Vector-borne diseases cause more than 700,000 deaths and affect hundreds of millions of people per year. These illnesses—caused by parasites, viruses, and bacteria transmitted by insects and ...

18 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Smallholder agriculture is threatening the western Amazon

A verdant, nearly roadless place, the Western Amazon in South America may be the most biologically diverse place in the world. There, many people live in near isolation, with goods coming in ...

19 hours ago from Phys.org

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Study bolsters case that climate change is driving many California wildfires

Against a backdrop of long-term rises in temperature in recent decades, California has seen ever higher spikes in seasonal wildfires, and, in the last two years, a string of disastrous, record-setting ...

19 hours ago from Phys.org

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Spain's natural river basins network should expand to protect biodiversity in rivers

The European eel (Anguilla anguilla), the freshwater blenny (Salaria fluviatilis), the freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera auricularia) and the pronged clubtail (Gomphus graslini) are some ...

22 hours ago from Phys.org

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