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UN negotiators plot route to climate pact

Negotiators haggled on the penultimate day of UN climate talks in Geneva Thursday over how best to streamline the bloated draft of a long-awaited pact the world's nations must sign in December.

Feb 12, 2015
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Scientists tackling Gulf of Mexico hypoxia

Bouncing along the edge of a field, Larry Berry points across the pasture toward a tree line marking the path of a creek bed. A small plastic shed sits atop a wooden platform on stilts.

Feb 12, 2015
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Estimating flood behaviour on a global scale

Characterising flood behaviour for any river in the world is now becoming a possibility, according to new research from the University of Bristol published this month in Water Resources Research.

Feb 12, 2015
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Unraveling the complex web of global food trade

Growing global trade is critically important for providing food when and where it's needed—but it makes it harder to link the benefits of food and the environmental burden of its production. A study published this week ...

Feb 11, 2015
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