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North American ragweed to bring autumn allergy misery to Europe

Ragweed pollen is the bane of many lives in the US, and climate change could help the plant become much more common in Europe by 2050

22 hours ago from Newscientist

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Fears for pink iguanas as Galapagos volcano erupts

A volcano in the Galapagos islands erupted for the first time in more than 30 years Monday, sending streams of lava flowing down its slopes and potentially threatening the world's only colony ...

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Huge study of tiny plankton a 'treasure trove'

TINY CRITTERS: Scientists have unveiled the most comprehensive analysis ever undertaken of the world's ocean plankton, the tiny organisms that serve as food for marine creatures such as the ...

Fri 22 May 15 from ABC Science

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CryoSat detects heavy Antarctic ice loss

The ESA CryoSat mission has detected significant ice loss in a usually stable Antarctic region. The data recorded by the satellite revealed how multiple glaciers along the Southern ...

Fri 22 May 15 from Gizmag

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Deciphering clues to prehistoric climate changes locked in cave deposits

When the conversation turns to the weather and the climate, most people's thoughts naturally drift upward toward the clouds, but Jessica Oster's sink down into the subterranean world of stalactites ...

Sat 23 May 15 from

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Quake rattles nerves in Napa Valley after 2014 disaster

A magnitude-4.1 earthquake has jolted Napa Valley and became an unwelcome reminder of the wine country's large temblor last summer—the strongest quake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century.

Fri 22 May 15 from

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Savannahs increasingly important in absorbing CO2

CARBON SINKS: Savannahs and other semi-arid landscapes play an increasing role in determining how much atmospheric CO2 is absorbed, new research has found.

Thu 21 May 15 from ABC Science

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Defusing bombs by color

This March, Cambodia held its first national-level science festival at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, attracting over 10,000 young students to the science booths over the course of three ...

Fri 22 May 15 from

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Study outlines 20-year process to create meteorological partnership between US and Cuba

Few professions in the world benefit from the sharing of information as much as meteorology. Nearly all countries around the world realize the value of sharing meteorological data across their ...

Fri 22 May 15 from

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Estuaries protect Dungeness crabs from deadly parasites

Parasitic worms can pose a serious threat to the Dungeness crab, a commercially important fishery species found along the west coast of North America. The worms are thought to have caused or ...

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