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Recycling Greenhouse Gases

Wherever the production of harmful greenhouse gases cannot be prevented, they should be converted into something useful: this approach is called "carbon capture and utilisation".

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Global Analysis Identifies At-Risk Forests

Forests are engaged in a delicate, deadly dance with climate change, hosting abundant biodiversity and sucking carbon dioxide out of the air with billions of leafy straws.

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American River Basin Study Finds That Increasing Temperatures and Changing Precipitation Will Impact Basin Through Rest of 21st Century

The study highlights a changing climate's impact to water resources and recommends evaluating adaptation strategies to address these vulnerabilities to the water supply.

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Giant Viruses in Climate-Endangered Arctic Epishelf Lake

Less than 500 miles from the North Pole, the Milne Fiord Epishelf Lake is a unique freshwater lake that floats atop the Arctic Ocean, held in place only by a coating of ice. 

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Water Fluoridation: Effective Prevention for Tooth Decay and a Win for the Environment

Trinity College Dublin researchers collaborating with University College London have demonstrated for the first time the low environmental footprint of water fluoridation compared to other preventive measures for tooth decay. 

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Study Finds Microbes With a Surprising Appetite

Researchers have discovered a new player in aquatic environments that thrives on nitrate.

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Devastating Floods in Pakistan

Since mid-June 2022, Pakistan has been drenched by extreme monsoon rains that have led to the country’s worst flooding in a decade.

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Marine Protected Areas in Antarctica Should Include Young Emperor Penguins, Scientists Say

Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and European research institutions are calling for better protections for juvenile emperor penguins, as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service considers listing the species under the Endangered Species Act and the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) considers expanding the network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Southern Ocean.

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Corals Pass Mutations Acquired During Their Lifetimes to Offspring

In a discovery that challenges over a century of evolutionary conventional wisdom, corals have been shown to pass somatic mutations — changes to the DNA sequence that occur in non-reproductive cells — to their offspring.

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