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Artificial Reefs Help Preserve Natural Coral Reefs

Divers are essentially tourists who love coral reefs and invest a lot of time and effort to watch them.

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Outstanding Plastic Waste Research Earns Prestigious Polanyi Prize

As the planet faces the pressing challenge of reducing plastic waste in the environment, new strategies for managing plastic waste are urgently needed.

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Drought May Drive Deadly Amphibian Disease, Researchers Find

Pumpkin toadlets are in trouble. Progressively severe droughts are disrupting the microbiomes of the thumbnail-sized orange frogs, potentially leaving them vulnerable to a deadly fungal disease, according to a new study by an international research team.

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New Evidence Shows UK Solar Parks can Provide for Bees and Butterflies

A new study shows that UK solar parks, if managed correctly, can provide vital resources to help stem the decline in the nation’s bees and butterflies.

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Study Finds Home Heating Fuel is Direct Source of Sulfate in Fairbanks winter Air

Use of residential heating fuel is the main contributor of primary sulfate pollution in Fairbanks’ wintertime air, according to research conducted during an international science program in the community in 2022.

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New Carbon Flux Towers Support Falkland Islands’ Progress to Net Zero

The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) is installing flux towers in the Falkland Islands, which will guide restoration of its large areas of peatlands to reduce its carbon footprint and support wildlife and tourism.

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Potassium Depletion in Soil Threatens Global Crop Yields

Potassium deficiency in agricultural soils is a largely unrecognised but potentially significant threat to global food security if not addressed, say researchers.

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Rain Comes to the Arctic, With a Cascade of Troubling Changes

In August of 2021, rain fell atop the 10,551-foot summit of the Greenland ice cap, triggering an epic meltdown and a more-than-2,000-foot retreat of the snowline.

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Even Very Low Levels of Pesticide Exposure Can Affect Fish for Generations, Study Finds

Fish exposed to some pesticides at extremely low concentrations for a brief period of time can demonstrate lasting behavioral changes, with the impact extending to offspring that were never exposed firsthand, a recent study found.

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America’s Sinking East Coast

In many parts of the U.S. East Coast, rising seas driven by melting ice and the thermal expansion of warming water is only part of what threatens coastal areas.

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