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Diabetes drug found in freshwater is a potential cause of intersex fish

A medication commonly taken for Type II diabetes, which is being found in freshwater systems worldwide, has been shown to cause intersex in fish -male fish that produce eggs.

23 hours ago from Phys.org

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Wide area study shows environmental impact of oil and natural gas drilling in North America

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with affiliations to several academic institutions in the U.S. has conducted an analysis of the overall impact of oil and natural gas drilling in the U.S. and ...

Fri 24 Apr 15 from Phys.org

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Biodiversity promotes multitasking in ecosystems

A new study of the complex interplay between organisms and their environment shows that biodiversity—the variety of organisms living on Earth—is even more important to the healthy functioning ...

Fri 24 Apr 15 from Phys.org

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Conservative thinktank seeks to change Pope Francis's mind on climate change

Heartland Institute wants to lobby Vatican before pope delivers a moral call to climate action this summer Continue reading...

Fri 24 Apr 15 from Guardian.co.uk

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U.S. to Cut Agricultural Carbon Emissions

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Fri 24 Apr 15 from Laboratory Equipment

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Many Dry Tortugas loggerheads actually Bahamas residents

Many loggerhead sea turtles that nest in Dry Tortugas National Park head to rich feeding sites in the Bahamas after nesting, a discovery that may help those working to protect this threatened ...

Thu 23 Apr 15 from Phys.org

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Going with the flow? Research provides better understanding of soils and water

When it comes to soil and water, predictability is important—but difficult.

Thu 23 Apr 15 from Phys.org

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Dolphins use extra energy to communicate in noisy waters

Dolphins that raise their voices to be heard in noisy environments expend extra energy in doing so, according to new research that for the first time measures the biological costs to marine ...

Thu 23 Apr 15 from Phys.org

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Flameproof falcons and hawks: Most polluted bird on record found in Vancouver

A Cooper's hawk, found in Greater Vancouver, is the most polluted wild bird that has been found anywhere in the world. A team of Canadian researchers made this startling discovery while analyzing ...

Wed 22 Apr 15 from Phys.org

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Obama in fresh push on climate change

US President Barack Obama will travel to Florida's Everglades Wednesday hoping to reframe the debate on climate change ahead of a vital few months that will shape his environmental legacy.

Tue 21 Apr 15 from Phys.org

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