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The largest organism on Earth is dying

Thousands of years old, a unique clone forest in the US is in decline. Jeff Glorfeld reports.

20 hours ago from Cosmos Magazine

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Biodiversity can also destabilize ecosystems

Ecosystems have a variety of benefits to humans, including food, water and other resources, as well as recreational space. It is therefore important that these systems remain functional and ...

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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Climate Change Likely to Ding Beer Supply

The average price of a pint could double by the end of this century because of declines in barley yields, a study predicts.

Mon 15 Oct 18 from The Scientist

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Electronic tags could keep fishing nets from becoming ghosts

So-called "ghost" fishing nets are awful things. Lost or forgotten during commercial fishing operations, they can drift in the ocean for years, indiscriminately catching marine life as ...

21 hours ago from Gizmag

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Plant hormone makes space farming a possibility

With scarce nutrients and weak gravity, growing potatoes on the moon or on other planets seems unimaginable. But the plant hormone strigolactone could make it possible, plant biologists from ...

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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Eliminating emissions in India and China could add years to people's lives

The 2.7 billion people who live in China and India—more than a third of the world's population—regularly breath some of the dirtiest air on the planet. Air pollution is one of the largest contributors ...

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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Substantial changes in air pollution across China during 2015 to 2017

The first detailed analysis of air pollution trends in China reveals a 20 per cent drop in concentrations of particulate pollution over the last three years (2015-2017).

21 hours ago from Phys.org

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EPA puts off final decision on science transparency rule

The Environmental Protection Agency says it is putting off for at least a year any final announcement on a controversial proposal overhauling how the agency evaluates science. Critics say it ...

21 hours ago from Phys.org

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Global hotspots for potential water disputes

Scientists of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) have identified the hotspots where competition over the use of shared water resources could lead to disagreements between ...

Tue 16 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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Huge Arthropod Declines Documented in Puerto Rican Rainforest

The study authors attribute the decreases to climate change.

Tue 16 Oct 18 from The Scientist

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