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Can Trees Control Algal Blooms? You’d Be Surprised

Griffith University researchers have shown that leaf litter can play an important role in controlling algal blooms.

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Etosha Pan Refills

For much of the year, the salt pan is bone dry. But when the wet season brings abundant rains, the large, shallow basin becomes a temporary oasis.

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NASA Determines Australian Meteor Crater is the Oldest Known

Crater is 200 million years older than the previously oldest known crater.

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Caterpillar Loss in Tropical Forest Linked to Extreme Rain, Temperature Events

Using a 22-year dataset of plant-caterpillar-parasitoid interactions collected within a patch of protected Costa Rican lowland Caribbean forest, scientists report declines in caterpillar and parasitoid diversity and density that are paralleled by losses in an important ecosystem service: biocontrol of herbivores by parasitoids.

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Rising Global Temperatures Turn Northern Permafrost Region into Significant Carbon Source

Permafrost, the perennially frozen subsoil in Earth’s northernmost regions, has been collecting and storing plant and animal matter since long before the last Ice Age.

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Environmentally Friendly Shipping Helps to Reduce Freight Costs

The shipping sector has potential to gain profit by reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

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Arctic Sea Ice Can’t ‘Bounce Back’

Arctic sea ice cannot “quickly bounce back” if climate change causes it to melt, new research suggests.

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New Exhaust Gas Measurement Registers Ultrafine Pollutant Particles for the First Time

Researchers at Graz University of Technology have developed a measurement method that measures particles below 10 nanometres for the first time and will contribute to the implementation of future, stricter emission standards.

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Brazilian Wildfire Pollution Worsens Air Quality in Distant Cities

Wildfires in south eastern Brazil produce airborne pollution that worsens air quality in major cities such as Sao Paulo – cancelling out efforts to improve the urban environment and posing health risks to citizens, according to a new study.

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New Report Outlines Potential Yield Challenges to Scale-Up of Zero Budget Natural Farming in India

A new report published in Nature Sustainability this week examines the potential impacts on food production of Zero Budget Natural Farming, a farming system that is sweeping India.

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