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Nutrients Limit Carbon Uptake to Slow Climate Change

Nitrogen and phosphorus found in soils are limiting the amount of carbon uptake stored in plants and soils, but maps of where this occurs across the globe are lacking.

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How to Halt the Global Decline of Lands

Land degradation - the reduction in the capacity of the land to support human and other life on earth - is one of the biggest challenges the Earth is facing.

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Citizen Scientists May Be an Untapped Resource for Water Quality Improvement

Citizen scientists can play a needed role in keeping an eye on water quality, according a team of researchers.

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Heat Trapped in Urban Areas Tricks Trees Into Thinking Spring Has Arrived Earlier

A study of satellite images of dozens of U.S. cities shows trees and vegetation in urban areas turn green earlier but are less sensitive to temperature change than vegetation in surrounding rural regions.

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‘Rule Breaking’ Plants May Be the Climate Change Survivors

Plants that break some of the ‘rules’ of ecology by adapting in unconventional ways may have a higher chance of surviving climate change, according to researchers from Trinity and the University of Queensland.

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Tropical Cyclones: How They Contribute to Better Forecast in the Maritime Continent

Tropical cyclones in the North West Pacific can dry the archipelagos of Southeast Asia, as they reduce humidity in the area with their associated winds. A new study of the CMCC Foundation shows causes and implications of this relation.

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Simulations Identify Missing Link to Determine Carbon in Deep Earth Reservoirs

Understanding the Earth’s carbon cycle has important implications for understanding climate change and the health of biospheres.

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Lack of Transparency in Urban Sustainability Rankings

An article by the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has seen methodological weaknesses in rankings, benchmarking and indexes on urban sustainability.

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Replacing Animal Testing with Synthetic Cell Scaffolds

In the field of cancer research, the idea that scientists can disrupt cancer growth by changing the environment in which cancerous cells divide is growing in popularity.

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Ancient Antarctic Ice Melt Increased Sea Levels by 3+ Metres – and It Could Happen Again

Mass melting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet was a major cause of high sea levels during a period known as the Last Interglacial (129,000-116,000 years ago), an international team of scientists led by UNSW's Chris Turney has found.

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