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Alarm over decline in flying insects

Flying insects have declined by more than 75% in 30 years in German nature reserves, alarming ecologists.

Thu 19 Oct 17 from BBC News

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Global CO2 emissions stalled for the third year in a row

The annual assessment of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the JRC and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) confirms that CO2 emissions have stalled for the third year ...

8 hours ago from Phys.org

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Pollution impact on global burden of disease undercounted

Diseases caused by pollution were responsible for an estimated nine million premature deaths in 2015, a global report has found.

11 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Cool roofs have water saving benefits too

The energy and climate benefits of cool roofs have been well established: By reflecting rather than absorbing the sun's energy, light-colored roofs keep buildings, cities, and even the entire ...

14 hours ago from Phys.org

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How marine algae could help feed the world

Our planet faces a growing food crisis. According to the United Nations, more than 800 million people are regularly undernourished. By 2050, an additional 2 to 3 billion new guests will join ...

9 hours ago from Phys.org

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Life goes on for marine ecosystems after cataclysmic mass extinction

One of the largest global mass extinctions did not fundamentally change marine ecosystems, scientists have found.

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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Waterside lighting drastically disrupts wildlife in the surrounding ecosystem

Streetlights near waterways attract flying insects from the water and change the predator community living in the grass beneath the lights. The findings, published today in Frontiers in Environmental ...

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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Climate shifts shorten marine food chain off California

Environmental disturbances such as El Niño shake up the marine food web off Southern California, new research shows, countering conventional thinking that the hierarchy of who-eats-who in the ...

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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Prozac in ocean water a possible threat to sea life, study finds

Oregon shore crabs exhibit risky behavior when they're exposed to the antidepressant Prozac, making it easier for predators to catch them, according to a new study from Portland State University ...

Wed 18 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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