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Tax haven link to rainforest destruction and illegal fishing

Deforestation of the Amazon and illegal fishing have both been linked to tax havens according to a new study.

15 hours ago from BBC News

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Algorithm provides early warning system for tracking groundwater contamination

Groundwater contamination is increasingly recognized as a widespread environmental problem. The most important course of action often involves long-term monitoring. But what is the most cost-effective ...

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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Wildfire temperatures key to better understanding air quality

When wildfires burn, they don't only damage land, homes, and businesses. Wildfire emissions, which can be transported over long distances, can be toxic and contribute to the formation of secondary ...

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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Young salmon may leap to 'oust the louse'

A study by Simon Fraser University aquatic ecologists Emma Atkinson and John Reynolds reveals that young salmon may jump out of water to remove sea lice.

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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Hippo bite kills Chinese tourist in Kenya

The animal turned on the Chinese man after he got too close with his camera at Lake Naivasha.

Sun 12 Aug 18 from BBC News

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Community-based conservation management has positive effect on wildlife

Putting land management in the hands of local communities helps the wildlife within, according to new research by a Penn State scientist. A new study demonstrates the positive ecological impacts ...

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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New estimate on coral age hints at recovery hope

Coral and algae have been combining forces to build reefs for much longer than thought. Andrew Masterson reports.

Sun 12 Aug 18 from Cosmos Magazine

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Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping the widely used pesticide chlorpyrifos (clor-PEER-i-fos) on the market despite extensive ...

Thu 9 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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NASA finds Amazon drought leaves long legacy of damage

A single season of drought in the Amazon rainforest can reduce the forest's carbon dioxide absorption for years after the rains return, according to a new study published in the journal Nature. ...

Fri 10 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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New UF/IFAS Citrus Production Guide Helps Growers Survive in the Age of HLB

Beginning this week, Florida citrus growers will have an updated resource to help them keep groves productive despite the ever-present threat of Huanglongbing, the bacterial malady also known ...

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