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EPA Will Not Ban Pesticide Linked to Neurological Issues

The agency argues that chlorpyrifos is one of few "cost-effective options" for controlling certain farm pests.

Fri 19 Jul 19 from The Scientist

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Study reveals unusually high carbon stocks and tree diversity in Panama's Darien forest

Forests in Darien, an eastern province of Panama, are crucial for carbon storage, biodiversity conservation and the livelihoods of indigenous groups, yet they are under threat due to illegal ...

Fri 19 Jul 19 from Phys.org

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Sustainable land management key to reducing Amazon wildfires, study shows

The unrelenting deforestation of the Amazon region could lead to a dramatic increase to the risk of destructive wildfire outbreaks, research has shown.

Fri 19 Jul 19 from Phys.org

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Smart irrigation model predicts rainfall to conserve water

Fresh water isn't unlimited. Rainfall isn't predictable. And plants aren't always thirsty.

Wed 17 Jul 19 from Phys.org

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Birds on Twitter

Social media user track species movement linked to climate change.

Thu 18 Jul 19 from Cosmos Magazine

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Coral Deaths Spurred by Pollutants From Land

Runoff and waste may be more harmful to the animals than climate change.

Wed 17 Jul 19 from The Scientist

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Rising carbon dioxide, climate change projected to reduce availability of nutrients worldwide

One of the biggest challenges to reducing hunger and undernutrition around the world is to produce foods that provide not only enough calories but also make enough necessary nutrients widely ...

Thu 18 Jul 19 from Medical Xpress

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Tornadoes, windstorms pave way for lasting plant invasions

When tornadoes touch down, we brace for news of property damage, injuries, and loss of life, but the high-speed wind storms wreak environmental havoc, too. They can cut through massive swaths ...

Thu 18 Jul 19 from Phys.org

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Image: Palm oil plantations in Borneo as seen from orbit

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over palm oil plantations in East Kalimantan—the Indonesian part of the island Borneo.

Fri 19 Jul 19 from Phys.org

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Canada's high school curricula not giving students full picture of climate change

Canada's high school students may not be getting enough information on the negative impacts of climate change, scientific consensus behind human-caused warming or climate solutions, according ...

Thu 18 Jul 19 from Phys.org

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