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12-03-2021
Looking for microplastics in the remote Weddell Sea
The iconic and saddening image of a suffering seabird with a plastic ring stuck around its neck has often been used as a call to action, but plastic pollution brings even subtler dangers in the form of microplastics - tiny pieces of plastic smaller than five centimeters.  Now, a new study from researchers at the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Basel has taken aim at measuring the amount of microplastics that have found their way to the Weddell Sea in Antarctica, and where exactly...
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09-13-2016
Brazil ratifies Paris agreement on climate change
The Brazilian government on Monday ratified its participation in the...
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09-13-2016
Scientists are testing 3D printing to save coral reefs
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09-13-2016
Sakurajima volcano may be close to a major eruption
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Study: Seaweed plays a major role in the global carbon cycle
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09-12-2016
France bans plastic cups and dishes to reduce pollution
France's latest efforts to reduce pollution will also affect nature...
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Hawaii develops a plan to fight coral bleaching
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Largest-ever cruise ship traverses the Artic's Northwest Passage
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09-10-2016
Feds halt work on part of the Dakota Access oil pipeline
The federal government stepped into the fight over the Dakota...
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09-10-2016
Environmental group hopes to ban domestic ivory trade
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09-09-2016
Ocean warming is already harming arctic birds and fish
Up until a few years ago, mackerel were unknown in...
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Popular insecticide impairs queen honeybees' ability to lay eggs
The world's best-selling insecticide may impair the ability of a...
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