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London Underground Polluted With Metallic Particles Small Enough to Enter Human Bloodstream

The London Underground is polluted with ultrafine metallic particles small enough to end up in the human bloodstream, according to University of Cambridge researchers. 

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Harmful Fungal Toxins in Wheat: A Growing Threat Across Europe

Harmful fungal toxins are on the rise in Europe’s wheat and affect almost half of crops, according to a new study led by the University of Bath.

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Satellite Imagery Reveals That Wild African Elephants Choose Paths Leading Directly to Their Favourite Food

A study involving University of Oxford researchers used high-resolution satellite imagery to investigate how plant diversity affects elephant movements. 

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Establishing Climate-Smart Agricultural Practices

A multi-institutional team of researchers led by The University of Texas at Arlington is launching an effort to provide small and underserved farmers in Texas, Arkansas and Missouri with resources to enhance the sustainability of their soybean production.

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Early Green, Early Brown – Climate Change Leads to Earlier Senescence in Alpine Plants

Global warming is leading to longer growing seasons worldwide, with many plants growing earlier in spring and continuing longer in autumn thanks to warmer temperatures—so the general opinion.

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World’s Food Production Footprint on Climate and Environment

By the time the food we eat gets to our table, it has travelled a long way – from production, processing and distribution to all of us consumers.

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Risk of Population Disruption as a Result of Decarbonisation

Research led by University of Queensland (UQ) and including the University of Göttingen analysed the effects of decarbonisation strategies by linking global resource inventories with demographic systems to generate a matrix showing the risks and benefits.

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How a Policy to Address a Groundwater Shortage Inadvertently Increase Air Pollution in Northern India

New research from Harvard University finds that a government policy that delayed rice planting in northwest India may have had an unintended consequence for air quality in the region. 

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NASA Sensors to Help Detect Methane Emitted by Landfills

A nonprofit group, Carbon Mapper, will use data from NASA’s EMIT mission, plus current airborne and future satellite instruments, to survey waste sites for methane emissions.

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Latest International Water Satellite Packs an Engineering Punch

Meet the scientific heart of the Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission, which will see Earth’s water in higher definition than ever before.

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