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Targeted forest regeneration: A blueprint for conserving tropical biological diversity?

Tropical forests contain more than one-half of all plant and animal species on Earth. Unfortunately, they are disappearing at the highest rate of any forests worldwide. Furthermore, many of ...

12 hours ago from Phys.org

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Warmer waters from climate change will leave fish shrinking, gasping for air

Fish are expected to shrink in size by 20 to 30 per cent if ocean temperatures continue to climb due to climate change.

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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Wood frogs research clarifies risks posed to animals by warming climate

As conditions warm, fish and wildlife living at the southern edge of their species' ranges are most at risk, according to Penn State researchers who led a major collaborative study of how wood ...

24 hours ago from Phys.org

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Treaty to curb mercury exposure takes effect

A 128-nation treaty to curb exposure to the dangerous heavy metal mercury entered into force Wednesday, the United Nations announced on the convention's website.

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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Right kind of collaboration is key to solving environmental problems

Society's ability to solve environmental problems is tied to how different actors collaborate and the shape and form of the networks they create, says a new study from researchers at Stockholm ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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Anglers' online boasts reveal illegal shark hunting

Researchers fear sport fishing is a serious threat to endangered species but study of Internet forum also finds awareness of environmental issues.

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Nature News

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Researcher finds ancient Pompeii water pipes contaminated with toxic antimony

The ancient Romans were famous for their advanced water supply. But the drinking water in the pipelines was probably poisoned with antimony on a scale that would have led to daily problems with ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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Climate change and habitat conversion combine to homogenize nature

Climate change and habitat conversion to agriculture are working together to homogenize nature, indicates a study in the journal Global Change Biology led by the University of California, Davis.

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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Ocean exploration uncovers one of Cuba's hidden natural treasures

A research mission led by Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute has uncovered details of one of Cuba's hidden natural treasures. After nearly two years of planning, ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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