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Humans alter Earth's chemistry from beyond the grave

It's not only in life that humans leave their mark on Nature. In death, our decomposing corpses alter the chemistry of precious soil, scientists warned on Wednesday.

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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13 big businesses urge Trump to stay in Paris deal

Thirteen big businesses, including oil giant Shell and retailer Walmart, on Wednesday urged US President Donald Trump to keep the United States in the Paris Agreement on climate change.

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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US Marines airlift 1,100 tortoises in Mojave Desert

The tortoises will be tracked for 30 years after to monitor their health and reproductive status, said researchers at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms, California. ...

7 hours ago from Daily Mail

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Corn with a cover of grass: Finding best combination for biofuel corn, soil protection

The phrase "a double-edged sword" describes something that is beneficial in some ways but problematic in others. One example is removing maize stover (the husks, stems and leaves of corn plants) ...

12 hours ago from Phys.org

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Aspiration can now tell you the ‘social impact’ of your monthly spending

 Looking for some insight into the societal cost of buying a cup of coffee, a double cheeseburger, or a pack of cigarettes? Well, financial services startup Aspiration now has an app for ...

16 hours ago from TechCrunch

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Conservation endocrinology sheds light on a changing world

As species rapidly adapt to altered landscapes and a warming climate, scientists and stakeholders need new techniques to monitor ecological responses and plan future conservation efforts. Writing ...

12 hours ago from Phys.org

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Vinegar offers hope in Barrier Reef starfish battle

Coral-munching crown-of-thorns starfish can be safely killed by common household vinegar, scientists revealed Thursday in a discovery that offers hope for Australia's struggling Great Barrier ...

24 minutes ago from Phys.org

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Prints show global warming's effect on National Parks

Artist and author Hannah Rothstein based the posters on classic, retro National Parks posters produced between 1938 and 1941. By doing this, she hopes to make climate change feel closer to ...

5 hours ago from Daily Mail

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Toronto's subways expose passengers to more air pollution than Montreal, Vancouver systems

A new study co-authored by U of T Engineering professor Greg Evans shows that subways increase our personal exposure to certain pollutants, even as they decrease overall emissions—and that Toronto ...

Tue 25 Apr 17 from Phys.org

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