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Reservoirs play substantial role in global warming

Washington State University researchers say the world's reservoirs are an underappreciated source of greenhouse gases, producing the equivalent of roughly 1 gigaton of carbon dioxide a year, ...

12 hours ago from Phys.org

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US cities increasingly dealing with messy goose poop problem

Canada geese are loud, aggressive and annoying, but worst of all they poop everywhere—a messy problem vexing cities across the country trying to keep their parks clean and safe.

19 hours ago from Phys.org

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Lake brownification and eutrophication decrease the content of essential fatty acids in fish used in human diets

Eutrophication and brownification change phytoplankton community structure and decrease the production of essential omega-3 fatty acids in lakes. Perch growing in oligotrophic clear-water lakes ...

22 hours ago from Phys.org

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EU agrees to ratify Paris climate deal

EU environment ministers agreed Friday to fast-track the ratification of the landmark Paris agreement on climate change, despite the fact that some national parliaments have yet to approve the ...

23 hours ago from Phys.org

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Scientists: World likely won't avoid dangerous warming mark

A team of top scientists is telling world leaders to stop congratulating themselves on the Paris agreement to fight climate change because if more isn't done, global temperatures will likely ...

Thu 29 Sep 16 from Phys.org

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Lawsuit: ExxonMobil polluted river, ignored climate change

ExxonMobil has polluted the Mystic River while failing to plan for the potentially severe impacts of climate change at its Boston-area fuel storage terminal, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday ...

Thu 29 Sep 16 from Phys.org

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Beijing's latest answer to pollution: the Smog Free Tower

In a city where smog routinely blankets the streets, a Dutch artist has offered an eccentric solution: a 7-meter (23-foot) metal structure that takes in smog and expels cleaner air.

Fri 30 Sep 16 from Phys.org

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EU 'cautiously optimistic' on global pact to curb aviation emissions

Negotiations for a freeze, or even a reduction, in greenhouse gas emissions from civil aviation are making progress, Europe's transport commissioner said Friday, adding she is feeling "cautiously ...

12 hours ago from Phys.org

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Asia's poor choking on filthy air

Polluted air is a "public health emergency", the World Health Organization said Tuesday, adding nine out of 10 people globally breathe bad air that is blamed for more than six million deaths ...

Tue 27 Sep 16 from Phys.org

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Team to test experimental floating marshland

A relatively low-tech method of imitating a natural marshland may help clean freshwater ponds contaminated by storm water runoff, according to research being funded by St. Tammany Parish Government ...

Wed 28 Sep 16 from Phys.org

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