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Human-induced deforestation is causing an increase in malaria cases

Nearly 130 million hectares of forest—an area almost equivalent in size to South Africa—have been lost since 1990, according to a recent report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the ...

12 hours ago from Phys.org

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Research suggests eating beans instead of beef would sharply reduce greenhouse gasses

A team of researchers from four American universities says the key to reducing harmful greenhouse gases (GHG) in the short term is more likely to be found on the dinner plate than at the gas ...

9 hours ago from Phys.org

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Researchers pinpoint how diesel fumes could cause 'flare up' of respiratory symptoms

Scientists have shown how diesel fumes trigger respiratory reflexes which could potentially worsen underlying conditions, such as asthma.

16 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Reduced US air pollution will boost rainfall in Africa's Sahel, says study

Falling sulfur dioxide emissions in the United States are expected to substantially increase rainfall in Africa's semi-arid Sahel, while bringing slightly more rain to much of the U.S., according ...

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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Land around powerlines could be boon to birds

Transmission lines may be eyesores for most people but for songbirds, the forest around them might just be critical habitat.

Sun 21 May 17 from Phys.org

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Sequestering blue carbon through better management of coastal ecosystems

Focusing on the management of carbon stores within vegetated coastal habitats provides an opportunity to mitigate some aspects of global warming. Trisha Atwood from Utah State University's Watershed ...

Sat 20 May 17 from Phys.org

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Using seaweed to kill invasive ants

Scientists at the University of California, Riverside have developed an inexpensive, biodegradable, seaweed-based ant bait that can help homeowners and farmers control invasive Argentine ant ...

Fri 19 May 17 from Phys.org

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Fake caterpillar study reveals global pattern in predation

A new Oxford University collaboration revealing the world's prime insect predation hotspots, achieved its landmark findings using an unusual aid: plasticine 'dummy caterpillars.'

Thu 18 May 17 from Phys.org

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Assuming easy carbon removal from the atmosphere is a high-stakes gamble, scientists say

With the current pace of renewable energy deployment and emissions reductions efforts, the world is unlikely to achieve the Paris Climate Agreement's goal of limiting global warming to 2 degrees ...

Fri 19 May 17 from Phys.org

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How more trees in a city can make smog worse

A recent study by a Berlin-based team of scientists has revealed that during heat waves, trees in a city can actually contribute to higher levels of air pollution. As many cities around ...

Fri 19 May 17 from Gizmag

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