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Researchers collect soil samples from around the globe in effort to conduct fungi survey

(Phys.org)—A large team of researchers with members from around the world has conducted a global survey of soil fungi by collecting thousands of soil samples from sites all around the world. ...

12 hours ago from Phys.org

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Education is key to climate adaptation

Given that some climate change is already unavoidable—as just confirmed by the new IPCC report—investing in empowerment through universal education should be an essential element in climate ...

Thu 27 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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US proposes stricter ozone limits

The US Environmental Protection Agency announced plans Wednesday to strengthen emission regulations for ozone, a smog-causing pollutant blamed for respiratory ailments affecting millions of ...

Wed 26 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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New report highlights 'significant and increasing' risks from extreme weather

University of Exeter researchers have played a crucial role in creating a comprehensive new report indicating that the global risk from extreme weather is set to intensify.

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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How can we avoid kelp beds turning into barren grounds?

Urchins are marine invertebrates that mould the biological richness of marine grounds. However, an excessive proliferation of urchins may also have severe ecological consequences on marine grounds ...

17 hours ago from Phys.org

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Endangered hammerhead shark found migrating into unprotected waters

The precise movements of a young hammerhead shark have been tracked for the first time and are published in the open access journal Animal Biotelemetry. The study, which ran over a 10-month ...

Tue 25 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Australia out of step with new climate momentum

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who rose to power in large part by opposing a tax on greenhouse gas emissions, is finding his country isolated like never before on climate change as the ...

17 hours ago from Phys.org

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Geoengineering our climate is not a 'quick fix'

The deliberate, large-scale intervention in the Earth's climate system is not a "quick fix" for global warming, according to the findings of the UK's first publicly funded studies on geoengineering.

Wed 26 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Feds cancel permit for Idaho wolf-killing derby

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has withdrawn a permit allowing a pro-hunting group to hold a wolf- and coyote-shooting derby on public land in Idaho.

Wed 26 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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The unbelievable underworld and its impact on us all

A new study has pulled together research into the most diverse place on earth to demonstrate how the organisms below-ground could hold the key to understanding how the worlds ecosystems function ...

Wed 26 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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