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Study of North Atlantic Ocean reveals decline of leaded petrol emissions

A new study of lead pollution in the North Atlantic provides strong evidence that leaded petrol emissions have declined over the past few decades.

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Marsquakes Could Be The Key To Life On Mars

Space New research hints at how hydrogen could form in rocks Quakes on Mars could have helped the tiniest forms of life--bacteria or microbes--survive in the planet's sub-surface, ...

Wed 28 Sep 16 from Popular Science

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Shift in westerly winds leading to climate impacts is human-induced

A shortage of data on the weather in Antarctica is hampering efforts to understand climate change in the region, according to new research.

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Tracking the amount of sea ice from the Greenland ice sheet

The Greenland ice sheet records information about Arctic temperature and climate going back to more than 120 000 years ago. But new research from the Niels Bohr Institute among others reveals ...

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Give cities a seat at the top table

Building more strategic links between urban innovation and global governance will help to tackle today's grand challenges, argues Michele Acuto.

23 hours ago from Nature News

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Flies are the key pollinators of the High Arctic

Forget the view of the Arctic as an icy desert devoid of life. The Arctic summer is buzzing with insects – and here as everywhere else, plants rely on them for pollination. But who are the insects ...

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Longest historic temperature record stretches back 2 million years

Suggests greenhouse gases may warm planet more than previously thought.

Mon 26 Sep 16 from Nature News

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The World Passes 400 PPM Threshold. Permanently

In the centuries to come, history books will likely look back on September 2016 as a major milestone for the world's climate. At a time when atmospheric carbon dioxide is usually ...

Tue 27 Sep 16 from Discovery News

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Ancient global cooling gave rise to modern ecosystems

Around 7 million years ago, landscapes and ecosystems across the world began changing dramatically. Subtropical regions dried out and the Sahara Desert formed in Africa. Rain forests receded ...

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Longest record of continuous carbon flux data is now publicly available

Around the world—from tundra to tropical forests, and a variety of ecosystems in between—environmental researchers have set up micrometeorological towers to monitor carbon, water, and energy ...

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