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Great Barrier Reef marine reserves get a big tick

GOOD NEWS: The combination of marine reserves and fishing controls appears to be working to protect the Great Barrier Reef as well as preserve stocks of commercially important species, say researchers.

6 hours ago from ABC Science

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Deadly Japan quake and tsunami spurred global warming, ozone loss

Buildings destroyed by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake released thousands of tons of climate-warming and ozone-depleting chemicals into the atmosphere, according to a new study.

10 hours ago from Phys.org

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Keeping warming to 2 C is not enough to save species

The temperature limit we've chosen to protect our planet from harmful warming is 0.5 C too high, say a growing number of climate scientists

2 hours ago from Newscientist

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30 new species discovered in Los Angeles in first-ever intensive urban biodiversity survey

A new paper to be published in the journal Zootaxa (April 6, 2015) describes 30 new insect species in a single genus, Megaselia, of the fly family Phoridae. Describing 30 species in a single ...

Wed 25 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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Discovery of heat-tolerant beans could save 'meat of the poor' from global warming

Amidst fears that global warming could zap a vital source of protein that has sustained humans for centuries, bean breeders with the CGIAR global agriculture research partnership announced today ...

Wed 25 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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Coorong fish hedge their bets for survival

Analysis of the ear bones of the River Murray estuarine fish black bream has revealed how these fish 'hedge their bets' for population survival.

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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Bumblebee study called into question

Data reanalysis casts doubt on UK government stance on neonicotinoid pesticides.

11 hours ago from Nature News

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Algae from clogged waterways could serve as biofuels and fertilizer

Water-borne algal blooms from farm fertilizer runoff can destroy aquatic life and clog rivers and lakes, but scientists will report today that they are working on a way to clean up these environmental ...

Wed 25 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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Playground washing only temporary solution to children's exposure to lead dust

A new study has found that while the washing of playground equipment in mining towns does reduce children's exposure to dust metals by 55.9%, recontamination occurs within 24 hours.

15 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Study maps development, one county at a time

Researchers at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) have developed a county-by-county map of the United States' "lower 48" that tells a story of land cover and development ...

Wed 25 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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