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How Does an Increase in Nitrogen Application Affect Grasslands?

Virtually all of the grasslands in Europe are managed by farmers and whilst traditional management involved periodic cutting and grazing, modern intensive management involves applications of large amounts of nitrogen fertiliser to increase grass production. 

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Research Shows That the Combined Production of Fish and Vegetables Can Be Profitable

When it comes to future food production, the combined farming of fish and vegetables through aquaponics is currently a hotly debated topic. 

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Successful Retrofitting of VW Diesel Engines

Using exhaust gas measurements taken from the roadside, a team from the University of York and Empa was able to prove the Dieselgate scandal has led to positive results. 

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Stanford Researchers Determine Genetic Origins Of Dysfunction In Hybrid Fish

In a small pool nestled between two waterfalls in Hidalgo, Mexico, lives a population of hybrid fish – the result of many generations of interbreeding between highland and sheepshead swordtails.

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COVID-19 Crisis Causes 17% Drop In Global Carbon Emissions

The COVID-19 global lockdown has had an “extreme” effect on daily carbon emissions, but it is unlikely to last - according to a new analysis by an international team of scientists.

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Researchers Go Cuckoo: Antarctic Penguins Release An Extreme Amount Of Laughing Gas

More than 1600 kilometers east of the Drake Passage between South America and Antarctica lies the Atlantic island of South Georgia.

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Chemicals Often Found in Consumer Products Could Lead to Obesity and Fatty Liver Diseases, Baylor University Study Finds

Chemical compounds found in many consumer products could be major contributors to the onset of lipid-related diseases, such as obesity, in humans, according to a Baylor University study.

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One Billion People Will Suffer From “Unliveable” Heat Within 50 years, Study Finds

The human cost of the climate crisis will hit harder, wider, and sooner than previously believed, according to a study that shows a billion people will either be displaced or forced to endure insufferable heat for every additional 1 degree Celsius rise in the global temperature.

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Mussel Reefs Heighten The Risk Of Microplastic Exposure And Consumption

Commercially important seafood species are at greater risk of microplastic contamination depending how they clump together in the marine environment, new research suggests.

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