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Shedding Light On Antibiotic Resistance

A study led by Texas A&M researchers examined the ultraviolet light-based treatment of antibiotic resistance genes in wastewater.

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Ancient Volcanoes Reveal Earth’s Recycled Crust

Ancient volcanoes dating back billions of years could provide new insights into how the Earth’s surface is recycled, according to scientists at the University of St Andrews.

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Ethanol Fuels Large-Scale Expansion of Brazil’s Farming Land

A University of Queensland-led study has revealed that future demand for ethanol biofuel could potentially expand sugarcane farming land in Brazil by five million hectares by 2030.

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Testing Fluoride Levels in Indian Wells

A team from the Center for Sustainable Development and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory engaged social science students, especially women, to test for high fluoride levels in their own villages in India.

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Our Staggering Climate Footprint on Water and Ice: New UN Report to Reveal What It Means for Life on Earth

Governments meet in Monaco over the next week to approve a scientific report outlining climate change impacts on the earth's oceans and snow and ice-covered places - or cryosphere - and our options to respond.

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Researchers Offer a Practical Guide to Planning and Achieving Green Growth

Stanford experts discuss a new sustainable development approach that balances the needs of people and nature.

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To Address Hunger, Many Countries May Have To Increase Carbon Footprint

New study details specific climate and freshwater impacts of nine plant-forward diets in 140 countries.

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Are Existing Laws Enough to Cope With Accelerating Environmental Change?

New research offers solutions t a lack of legislative reform by focusing on strategies various government agencies can take to tap into existing flexibility.

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Geochemists Measure New Composition of Earth’s Mantle

Researchers suspect greater dynamics than previously assumed between the Earth’s surface and its mantle.

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Researchers Hone Our Ability to Map Storm Flooding

Researchers show big improvement in flood map availability after storms.

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