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Smoke signals: New evidence links air pollution to congenital defects

The health effects of air pollution are a major concern for urban populations all over the world. Children, the elderly, and people with impaired respiratory systems (such as asthmatics) tend ...

6 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Muddy forests, shorter winters present challenges for loggers

Stable, frozen ground has long been recognized a logger's friend, capable of supporting equipment and trucks in marshy or soggy forests. Now, a comprehensive look at weather from 1948 onward ...

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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Shape-shifting may help some species cope with climate change, study shows

Researchers have found that a Rocky Mountain mustard plant alters its physical appearance and flowering time in response to different environmental conditions, suggesting some species can quickly ...

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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Distribution of fish on the northeast US shelf influenced by both fishing and climate

Scientists studying the distribution of four commercial and recreational fish stocks in Northeast U.S. waters have found that climate change can have major impacts on the distribution of fish, ...

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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Ecosystems need maths not random nature to survive

A previously unknown mathematical property has been found to be behind one of nature's greatest mysteries – how ecosystems survive.

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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Study shows ways to improve public health at beaches

A new Stanford study shows how to improve the public health at beaches where coastal contamination can be a problem.

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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Judge returns Great Lakes wolves to endangered species list

U.S. officials had removed federal protections in 2012

3 hours ago from Science Now

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Alaska fish adjust to climate change by following the food

Not all species may suffer from climate change. A new analysis shows that Dolly Varden, a species of char common in southeast Alaska, adjust their migrations so they can keep feasting on a key ...

Fri 19 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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Oil palm—a modeled crop: Scientists developed a model for oil palm cultivation

Australian scientists have developed a model for oil palm cultivation, aimed at helping growers of the crop maximize the yields of their plantations, while minimizing detrimental environmental ...

Fri 19 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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Lengguru 2014 scientific expedition returns – an initial overview

Having left on 17th October to produce a biodiversity inventory of the Lengguru karsts in West Papua, the scientists are back after more than a month of exploration both on land and at sea. ...

Fri 19 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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