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Victoria's Water Catchments May Not Recover From Drought: Study

One-third of the water catchments included in a Victorian study had not recovered from a severe drought nearly eight years later, Australian-first research from Monash University shows.

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Antarctic Ice Sheet Retreat Could Trigger Chain Reaction

The Antarctic ice sheet was even more unstable in the past than previously thought, and at times possibly came close to collapse, new research suggests.

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Can Fisheries Benefit From Biodiversity and Conserve It Too?

Biodiversity seems, naturally, like a good thing but when it comes to fisheries management, it can involve competing trade-offs.

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Urban Traffic Noise Causes Song Learning Deficits in Birds

Traffic noise leads to inaccuracies and delays in the development of song learning in young birds. They also suffer from a suppressed immune system, which is an indicator of chronic stress.

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Carbon Emissions from Dams Considerably Underestimated So Far

Among other things, dams serve as reservoirs for drinking water, agricultural irrigation, or the operation of hydropower plants. Until now, it had been assumed that dams act as net carbon stores.

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Symbiotic Bacteria In Root Cells May Be Key To Producing Better Crops, Rutgers Study Finds

A Rutgers study finds that symbiotic bacteria that colonize root cells may be managed to produce hardier crops that need less fertilizer.

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Researchers Find How Tiny Plastics Slip Through the Environment

Washington State University researchers have shown the fundamental mechanisms that allow tiny pieces of plastic bags and foam packaging at the nanoscale to move through the environment.

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NTU Singapore Study of Ancient Corals in Indonesia Reveals Slowest Earthquake Ever Recorded

A 'slow-motion' earthquake lasting 32 years -- the slowest ever recorded -- eventually led to the catastrophic 1861 Sumatra earthquake, researchers at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have found.

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Natural Climate Change Solutions Highly Effective Long Term - Oxford Research

Nature-based solutions (NbS) can contribute to the fight against climate change up to the end of our century, according to new Oxford research in the leading scientific journal Nature.

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As the Climate Warms, Could the U.S. Face Another Dust Bowl?

Growing up in rural Iowa in the 1990s, Isaac Larsen remembers a unique herald of springtime. 

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