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Much of the Earth Is Still Wild, but Threatened by Fragmentation

Half of the Earth’s land surface not covered with ice remains relatively wild – but many of these “low human-impact” areas are broken into small, isolated pieces, threatening their future.

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Replacing Coal with Gas or Renewables Saves Billions of Gallons of Water

The ongoing transition from coal to natural gas and renewables in the U.S. electricity sector is dramatically reducing the industry’s water use, a new Duke University study finds.

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Lead Pollution From Native Americans Attributed to Crushing Galena for Glitter Paint, Adornments

Study data gives archeologists more perspective on the day-to-day lives of Native Americans.

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Mystery Solved: Ocean Acidity in the Last Mass Extinction

A new study led by Yale University confirms a long-held theory about the last great mass extinction event in history and how it affected Earth’s oceans.

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Climate Change: Steep Warming Curve for Europe

KIT and partners develop a new system for a more precise prognosis of the climate in the next ten years.

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Plant Physiology Will Be Major Contributor to Future River Flooding

By hoarding water underground, vegetation will help saturate soil, boosting rain runoff.

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Northern Peatlands Contain Twice as Much Carbon as Previously Thought

Northern peatlands may hold twice as much carbon as scientists previously suspected, according to a study published today in Nature Geoscience.

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Widespread Drying of European Peatlands in Recent Centuries

Researchers led by the University of Leeds examined 31 peatlands across Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia and continental Europe to assess changes in peatland surface wetness during the last 2,000 years.

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Scientists Reveal How the Fossil Fuel Industry Misled the Public About Climate Change

An international group of scientists has shown that fossil fuel corporations have, for decades, denied the public's right to be accurately informed about climate change by funding efforts to deceive people about the dangers of their product.

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New Study Could Revolutionize the Way We Recycle

An innovative new study to develop microbial organisms to digest plastic waste has been made possible following a £1.5 million award from the ERA - Cobiotech programme of the European Union.

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