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Under Extreme Heat and Drought, Trees Hardly Benefit from an Increased CO2 Level

The increase in the CO2 concentration of the atmosphere does not compensate the negative effect of greenhouse gas-induced climate change on trees: The more extreme drought and heat become, the less do trees profit from the increased supply with carbon dioxide in terms of carbon metabolism and water use efficiency.

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Shifting Gears: The Climate Protest Movement in the Age of Coronavirus

For more than a year, just about every Friday at noon, Invaliden Park in downtown Berlin was transformed into a vivacious, noisy, swarming hubbub with teenage speakers, bands, and live dance acts — as well as Germany’s top climate scientists — all sharing a makeshift stage and a microphone. 

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Why Do Snakes Produce Venom? Not For Self-Defence, Study Shows

Snake venoms vary a lot between species in their make-up and effects, which is a major problem for developing treatments.

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Weedy Rice Is Unintended Legacy of Green Revolution

A new global study reveals the extent to which high-yielding rice varieties favored in the decades since the “Green Revolution” have a propensity to go feral, turning a staple food crop into a weedy scourge.

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Mayo Clinic Provides Urgent Guidance, Approach to Identify Patients at Risk of Drug-Induced Sudden Cardiac Death From Use of Off-Label COVID-19 Treatments

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, continues to spread, leading to more than 20,000 deaths worldwide in less than four months. 

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MIT-Based Team Works On Rapid Deployment Of Open-Source, Low-Cost Ventilator

One of the most pressing shortages facing hospitals during the Covid-19 emergency is a lack of ventilators.

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Renewable Energy Developments Threaten Biodiverse Areas

More than 2000 renewable energy facilities are built in areas of environmental significance and threaten the natural habitats of plant and animal species across the globe.

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New Research Predicts Purified, Prescription-Strength Fish Oil Could Prevent More Than 70,000 Adverse Cardiovascular Events Nationwide Each Year

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine have conducted a statistical analysis that predicts more than 70,000 heart attacks, strokes and other adverse cardiovascular events could be prevented each year in the U.S. through the use of a highly purified fish oil therapy.

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International Ozone Treaty Stops Changes in Southern Hemisphere Winds

Chemicals that deplete Earth’s protective ozone layer have also been triggering changes in Southern Hemisphere atmospheric circulation.

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OSU Research Paves Way To Improved Cleanup Of Contaminated Groundwater

Beads that contain bacteria and a slow-release food supply to sustain them can clean up contaminated groundwater for months on end, maintenance free, research by Oregon State University shows.

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