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Nationwide study measures short-term spike in July 4 particulate matter

From our nation's founding, the Fourth of July has been synonymous with fireworks.

14 hours ago from Phys.org

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Pink salmon threatened by freshwater acidification

Ocean acidification gets more attention, but freshwater systems are also acidifying. That's a problem for young salmon, a new study finds.

7 hours ago from ScienceNews

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After mercury ruling, higher scrutiny of Obama climate rules

Sweeping pollution limits at the center of President Barack Obama's climate change plan are facing increased scrutiny in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that showed that the justices aren't ...

19 hours ago from Phys.org

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New study identifies organic compounds of potential concern in fracking fluids

A new University of Colorado Boulder framework used to screen hundreds of organic chemical compounds used in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, shows that 15 may be of concern as groundwater ...

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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U.S., China and Brazil Commit to New Climate Change Goals

The countries are positioning themselves as leaders ahead of December's UN climate change conference

9 hours ago from TIME

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Restored streams take 25 years or longer to recover

New research has found that the number of plant species growing just next to restored streams can take up to 25 years to increase above those channelized during the timber floating era. This ...

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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H2O: The province of provinces

Unsafe drinking water is a topic usually connected to the developing world. But the regular recurrence of boil-water advisories, and widely publicised outbreaks in towns like Walkerton and Kashechewan ...

10 hours ago from Phys.org

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New study reveals mechanism regulating methane emissions in freshwater wetlands

Though they occupy a small fraction of the Earth's surface, freshwater wetlands are the largest natural source of methane going into the atmosphere. New research from the University of Georgia ...

14 hours ago from Phys.org

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China 'to set out climate pledges'

China is set to reveal how much it will cut carbon emissions by beyond 2020, says Premier Li Keqiang during a visit to Europe.

20 hours ago from BBC News

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Food for thought: Use more forages in livestock farming

Small-scale livestock farming in the tropics can become more intensive yet sustainable if more and better forage is used to feed the animals being reared. This could benefit farming endeavours ...

Mon 29 Jun 15 from Phys.org

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