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40% of world’s plant species at risk of extinction

Two in five of the world's plant species are at risk of extinction as a result of the destruction of the natural world, according to an international report.

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Global heating motivated American mastodons to trek north

Genetic diversity could shrink as animals venture into new territories because of global heating leaving them vulnerable to extinction, scientists have warned after tracking the impact of climate change on the American mastodon.

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Soap dodger: Meet the doctor who says we have been showering wrong

Hand-washing aside, James Hamblin has not used soap for five years. He warns that our obsession with being clean is harming the microbiome that keeps us healthy
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Pandemics result from destruction of nature, say UN and WHO

Pandemics such as coronavirus are the result of humanity's destruction of nature, according to leaders at the UN, WHO and WWF International, and the world has been ignoring this stark reality for decades.

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Pandemics result from destruction of nature, say UN and WHO

Pandemics such as coronavirus are the result of humanity's destruction of nature, according to leaders at the UN, WHO and WWF International, and the world has been ignoring this stark reality for decades.

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Study finds pharmaceuticals, other chemicals in remote Minnesota lakes

A study has found pharmaceuticals and other chemicals in remote lakes in and around the Grand Portage Indian Reservation in northeastern Minnesota.
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Be a citizen scientist: track plastic waste, spot a spider monkey or beat coronavirus

Amid lockdown, internet users are tuning in to interactive data projects led by researchers.

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Biodiversity

Carl Safina: The secret call of the wild: how animals teach each other to survive

Cultural knowledge, passed from animal to animal, is key to how species adapt to change in the world around them
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Oceans can be restored to former glory within 30 years, say scientists

Major review reports recovery of marine life but a redoubling of efforts is still needed
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Air pollution likely to increase coronavirus death rate, warn experts

The health damage inflicted on people by long-standing air pollution in cities is likely to increase the death rate from coronavirus infections, experts have said.

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Global warming could skew the process of turtle reproduction, experts warn

Experts are worried that global warming could interfere in the reproduction process of egg-laying reptiles such a turtles and crocodiles since the sex of their progeny is determined by temperature.

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The five: Changes in animal behaviour due to global heating

Species around the world are being forced to alter their diet, migratory patterns, feeding grounds and more.

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We constantly eat microplastics. What does that mean for our health?

Tiny particles of plastic are in our food, water and even the air we breathe. There is insufficient evidence to establish the impact of microplastics on human health. But the absence of evidence doesn't mean they are harmless.

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Climate change may be making deer evolve to give birth earlier in the year, scientists discover

Researchers say their findings represent some of the first evidence that evolutionary changes are affecting the time of year that wild animals give birth.
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Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

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Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

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