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EPA Plans Modifications to Controversial Transparency Proposal

The changes would further restrict which scientific findings can be used in drafting regulations.

13 hours ago from The Scientist

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Half of Piedmont drinking wells may exceed NC's hexavalent chromium standards

A new study which combines measurements from nearly 1,400 drinking water wells across North Carolina estimates that more than half of the wells in the state's central region contain levels of ...

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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Shrinking forest habitat has caused chimpanzees in Uganda to start raiding local villages for food

In recent years, villagers in Uganda have come to live in fear of chimpanzees, which have begun raiding local villages for food, and sometimes even kidnapping or killing small children.

8 hours ago from Daily Mail

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Applying biodiversity conservation research in practice

One million species are threatened with extinction, many of them already in the coming decades. This unprecedented loss of biodiversity threatens valuable ecosystems and human well-being. But ...

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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China aims to build its own Yellowstone on Tibetan plateau

There's a building boom on the Tibetan plateau, one of the world's last remote places. Mountains long crowned by garlands of fluttering prayer flags are newly topped with sprawling steel power ...

23 hours ago from Phys.org

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Nemo’s cousins have a special way of finding him

Some clownfish make good use of their UV vision.

Mon 11 Nov 19 from Cosmos Magazine

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Whale shark hot spot offers new conservation insights

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), whale sharks are considered endangered, which means the species has suffered a population decline of more than 50% in ...

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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Where plastic outnumbers fish by seven to one

Plastic is building up in the areas of the ocean where fish feed and grow, according to research.

19 hours ago from BBC News

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Cities messing with spring’s signals

Urbanisation delays plant growth in warm regions, study finds.

Mon 11 Nov 19 from Cosmos Magazine

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Cats of the sea offer insights into territorial behavior of wild fishes

The entertaining spectacle of wild fishes chasing lasers shone onto the seabed could provide scientists with an innovative way of measuring their territory size and therefore helping to sustainably ...

23 hours ago from Phys.org

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