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Rethinking the reef

A new study by biologists at San Diego State University and Scripps Institution of Oceanography shows that inhabited coral islands that engage in commercial fishing dramatically alter their nearby reef ecosystems, ...

Jul 03, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 0

Putting a price tag on the 2 deg climate target

Addressing climate change will require substantial new investment in low-carbon energy and energy efficiency – but no more than what is currently spent on today's fossil-dominated energy system, according to new research ...

Jul 02, 2014 3.3 / 5 (12) 2

A simpler way to test for water pollution

Some of the toxins found in our air and waterways were put there intentionally: DDT, for instance, was introduced to protect against malaria and other insect-borne diseases. Others find their way into the ...

Jul 01, 2014 5 / 5 (4) 2