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How corals stir up their world

Corals stir up the water, creating vortices that draw in nutrients and drive away waste, research reveals.

30 minutes ago from BBC News

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Sierra Nevada freshwater runoff could drop 26 percent by 2100

Freshwater runoff from the Sierra Nevada may decrease by as much as one-quarter by 2100 due to climate warming on the high slopes, according to scientists at UC Irvine and UC Merced.

7 hours ago from Phys.org

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Greenhouse gas fear over meat eating

New research estimates greenhouse gases from food production will go up 80% if meat and dairy consumption continues to rise at its current rate.

21 hours ago from BBC News

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Climate focus at UN small islands summit in Samoa

A major United Nations conference on small island nations began in Samoa on Monday, with the emphasis on helping them survive the pressing challenge posed by climate change.

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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Week-long meeting on naming algae, fungi, and plants recorded for posterity

The week-long discussions and decisions of the Nomenclature Section of the XVIII International Botanical Congress took place in Melbourne, Australia in July 2011. This meeting is held every ...

14 hours ago from Phys.org

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Managing coasts under threat from climate change and sea-level rise

Coastal regions under threat from climate change and sea-level rise need to tackle the more immediate threats of human-led and other non-climatic changes, according to a team of international ...

Fri 29 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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Science Graphic of the Week: Where Roads Should and Should Not Be Built in the Future

Humans are going to pave over 15 million miles of new roads in the next 35 years. This map shows where those roads should and should not go.

Thu 28 Aug 14 from Wired Science

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Study finds marine protected areas inadequate for protecting fish and ocean ecology

A new study reports that an expansion of marine protected areas is needed to protect fish species that perform key ecological functions. According to investigators from the Wildlife Conservation ...

Thu 28 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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U.S. agency says 20 coral species are threatened

NOAA whittles down initial list of 66 species to be covered by Endangered Species Act

Fri 29 Aug 14 from Science Now

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An affordable price tag for saving Brazil's Atlantic rainforest

Strategy to target just enough ecological restoration is a bargain, researchers say

Fri 29 Aug 14 from Science Now

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