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From fire breaks to fire hazards: Human activity and climate change are transforming the world's peatlands

The peat bogs of the world, once waterlogged repositories of dead moss, are being converted into fuel-packed fire hazards that can burn for months and generate deadly smoke, warns a McMaster ...

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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Fading fishermen: A historic industry faces a warming world

The cod isn't just a fish to David Goethel. It's his identity, his ticket to middle-class life, his link to a historic industry.

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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Small-brained elephantnose fish can think big like humans

Fish may be smarter than we thought. Not only can some recognize human faces, but others can use their senses in a way that it was believed only humans and other mammals could manage. ...

9 hours ago from Gizmag

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Scientists send coral reef plea to Australia

As the largest international gathering of coral reef experts comes to a close, scientists have sent a letter to Australian officials calling for action to save the world's reefs, which are being ...

Sun 26 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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Report: Lead levels higher in Flint kids after water switch

Blood-lead levels in Flint children under the age of 6 were significantly higher after the city switched its water in 2014 in a cost-saving move, according to report released Friday by U.S. ...

Fri 24 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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Tiny algae ideal for sniffing out nutrient pollution in water

The key to effectively measuring damagingly high levels of nutrients in freshwater streams lies in the microscopic organisms living in them, according to a group of Drexel University scientists.

Fri 24 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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New study highlights hidden values of open ocean

What is the value of the open ocean? While commercial fisheries may be one of the most obvious sources of economic value the ocean provides, they are not the only one.

Fri 24 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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X-ray study reveals distribution of the toxic metalloid in leaves

Toxic arsenic initially accumulates in the nuclei of plants' cells. This has been revealed by an X-ray examination of the aquatic plant rigid hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum) using DESY's X-ray ...

Fri 24 Jun 16 from Medical Xpress

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Good bacteria vital to coral reef survival

Scientists say good bacteria could be the key to keeping coral healthy, able to withstand the impacts of global warming and to secure the long-term survival of reefs worldwide.

Thu 23 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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How Climate Change Is Fueling a Rise in Shark Attacks

It's not because sharks are getting fiercer

Thu 23 Jun 16 from TIME

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