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What is the most common form of ocean litter?

Cigarette butts are the most common form of marine litter.

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The case of the missing oxygen: Hypoxia in national marine sanctuaries

Not every marine scientist has the same origin story. Some are instantly enthralled by the ocean and its many inhabitants at a ripe young age.

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Fire + Water: Restoring Natural Fire to California’s Mountains

Restoring natural fire regimes to California's mountains could be a win-win-win: more water, improved biodiversity and a reduced risk of catastrophic fires.

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Climate Change and Air Pollution Damaging Health and Causing Millions of Premature Deaths

IIASA researchers have contributed to a major new report in The Lancet medical journal looking at the effects of climate change on human health, and the implications for society.

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Why Do Some Plants Live Fast and Die Young?

An international team led by researchers at The University of Manchester have discovered why some plants “live fast and die young” whilst others have long and healthy lives.

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It’s Not a Shock: Better Bandage Promotes Powerful Healing

A new, low-cost wound dressing developed by University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers could dramatically speed up healing in a surprising way.

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World Simply ‘Not on Track’ to Slow Climate Change This Year: UN Weather Agency

“We are not on track to meet climate change targets and rein in temperature increases,” said Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

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New Catalyst Material Produces Abundant Cheap Hydrogen

Professor Anthony O’Mullane said the potential for the chemical storage of renewable energy in the form of hydrogen was being investigated around the world.

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What Seabirds Can Tell Us About the Tide

When the UK’s Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) set out to tag razorbills, their aim was to track their behaviour and movements along the coast of North Wales. 

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New research improves wind forecasts for the renewable energy industry

New research on wind behavior in complex terrain, led by NOAA and the U.S. Department of Energy, will improve forecasts for wind energy firms by 15-25 percent, and improve wind forecasts for the entire country, scientists said.

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