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Corals like the taste of plastic

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Dramatic insect population declines in German nature reserves

In The Netherlands, the total biomass of flying insects has decreased by more than 75 percent in 63 nature reserves since 1989. In recent...

Composting biochar improves its fertilizing capability

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Plant-based diet switches lethal breast cancer into a treatable form

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Rutgers discovers way to increase a key nutrient in corn

In New Jersey, Rutgers University scientists found an efficient way to enhance the nutritional value of corn by inserting a bacterial gene that causes...

Forest soils lose carbon in a warming world

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Tropical forests now emit more carbon than they capture

In Massachusetts, a new, cutting-edge approach to measuring changes in aboveground forest carbon density has helped scientists determine that widespread deforestation, degradation and disturbance...

Drones over the Amazon smell the air for carbon storage changes

In Massachusetts, a project led by Harvard University researchers is monitoring the health of the Amazon basin, home to the largest rainforest in the...

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