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The mobility model is closely linked to the city's characteristics

The massive use of motor vehicles leads to a whole host of problems, such as pollution, noise, accidents, occupation of space and others, which need to be tackled in two ways, according to the ...

45 minutes ago from Phys.org

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Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy

It's like Florida's version of The Blob. Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that ...

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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Global change: Trees continue to grow at a faster rate

Trees have been growing significantly faster since the 1960s. The typical development phases of trees and stands have barely changed, but they have accelerated—by as much as 70 percent. This ...

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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Politics divide coastal residents' views of environment

From the salmon-rich waters of Southeast Alaska to the white sand beaches of Florida's Gulf Coast to Downeast Maine's lobster, lumber and tourist towns, coastal residents around the U.S. share ...

22 hours ago from Phys.org

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Boosting global corn yields depends on improving nutrient balance

Ensuring that corn absorbs the right balance of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium is crucial to increasing global yields, a Purdue and Kansas State University study finds.

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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100 million people saved from hunger over last decade: UN

The number of hungry people in the world has dropped by 100 million over the last 10 years, though one in nine are still undernourished, with Asia home to the majority of the underfed, the UN ...

Tue 16 Sep 14 from Medical Xpress

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Reducing pesticides and boosting harvests

Scientists in Italy are experimenting with sound vibrations to replace pesticides. Adapting different eco-friendly methods they are able to boost harvests and open up a new chapter in sustainable ...

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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Free ecosystem services for better crops

European scientists are developing a web-based tool for farmers so they can see what is available in terms of ecosystem services.

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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History books becoming next fight in Texas schools

The next ideological fight over new textbooks for Texas classrooms intensified Wednesday with critics lambasting history lessons that they say exaggerate the influence of Moses in American democracy ...

Wed 10 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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No, Jaws is not lurking off the Cornish coast

Scaremongering claims of a great white shark in UK waters could have been easily avoided, says shark conservation biologist David Shiffman

8 hours ago from Newscientist

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