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High Levels of Ddt Found in Remote Canadian Lakes, 50 Years After Being Banned

More than 6,280 tons of DDT were sprayed on the forests of New Brunswick, Canada to fight insect outbreaks in the 1950s and 1960s.

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Columbia Researcher Studies How Climate Change Affects Crops in India

Kyle Davis is an environmental data scientist whose research seeks to increase food supplies in developing countries.

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Past Climate Change: A Warning for the Future?

A new study of climate changes and their effects on past societies offers a sobering glimpse of social upheavals that might happen in the future.

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Climate Change Had Significant Impact on Amazon Communities Before Arrival of Europeans, Study Shows

Climate change had a significant impact on people living in the Amazon rainforest before the arrival of Europeans and the loss of many indigenous groups, a new study shows.

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Study: Farm-Like Indoor Microbiota May Protect Children from Asthma Also in Urban Homes

A child’s risk of developing asthma is the smaller the more the microbiota of the child’s home resembles that of a farm house. 

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U-M Researchers Testing Ways to Make Aspen-Dominated Forests Resilient to Climate Change

In an aspen-dominated hardwood forest at the northern tip of the state’s Lower Peninsula, University of Michigan scientists are testing ways to make the region’s forests more resilient to climate change.

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Chemists’ Breakthrough in Synthesis Advances a Potent Anti-Cancer Agent

It’s a feat three decades in the making: Harvard University chemists have achieved what a new paper calls a “landmark in drug discovery” with the total synthesis of halichondrin. 

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Can the UK Take Advantage of the Electric Vehicle Revolution?

The UK government must act quickly to ensure the country can take advantage of the transition to electric cars and become a centre for the production of vehicles and batteries, according to a new report.

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Tiny Probe Set to Shed Light on Lung Disease

A hair-sized probe that can measure key indicators of tissue damage deep in the lung has been developed by scientists.

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The Complex Fate of Antarctic Species in the Face of a Changing Climate

Oxygen concentrations in both the open ocean and coastal waters have declined by 2-5% since at least the middle of the 20th century.

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