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Himalayan Viagra fuels caterpillar fungus gold rush

Overwhelmed by speculators trying to cash-in on a prized medicinal fungus known as Himalayan Viagra, two isolated Tibetan communities have managed to do at the local level what world leaders ...

Thu 30 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Pilot study reveals new findings about microplastics in wastewater

Treatment plants cannot completely keep microplastics out of wastewater by conventional means. This is one of the results of a pilot study commissioned by the regional water association of Oldenburg ...

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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Is fleet diversity key to sustainable fisheries?

Concern about fisheries is widespread around the world. Over the past several decades, a robust discussion has taken place concerning how to manage fisheries better to benefit ecosystems and ...

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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Air quality and unconventional oil and gas sites

Research suggesting air pollutants released by unconventional oil and gas production are well over recommended levels in the US is published today in the open access journal Environmental Health. ...

Thu 30 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Thanks Gov: free WiFi to be installed in 1,000 public places across the UK

If you're anything like us, free WiFi is essential to your enjoyment of basically every situation. Luckily, providers like The Cloud, O2 and BT, as well as independent hotspots, have you covered ...

18 hours ago from Engadget

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Study finds restoring wetlands can lessen soil sinkage, greenhouse gas emissions

Restoring wetlands can help reduce or reverse soil subsidence and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to research in California's Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta by Dartmouth College ...

Thu 30 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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ESA Frontiers November preview

24 hours ago from Phys.org (news wire)

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World losing 2,000 hectares of farm soil daily to salt damage

Every day for more than 20 years, an average of 2,000 hectares of irrigated land in arid and semi-arid areas across 75 countries have been degraded by salt, according to a study by UN University's ...

Tue 28 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Climate Change Threat Akin to ISIS, Says U.S. Defense Chief Chuck Hagel

What is America's chief of defense most concerned about? While ISIS is high on the list, climate change is also at the forefront of Chuck Hagel's agenda. The U.S. Secretary of Defense said earlier ...

Thu 30 Oct 14 from Inhabitat

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A killer plague wouldn't save the planet from us

One-child policies and plagues that cut the population won't be enough to fix our ecological problems, models suggest. Only changes in consumption will do that

Wed 29 Oct 14 from Newscientist

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