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UN warns of jellyfish 'vicious circle' in Med

The United Nations on Thursday warned overfishing in the Mediterranean was boosting jellyfish, which reduce stocks further and it called for jellyfish to be used in food, medicine and cosmetics.

May 30, 2013
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The intensity of land use doubled in the 20th century

The growth of green plants – which can be measured in terms of "net primary production", or NPP for short – provides the energetic foundation for all life on earth. The share of NPP appropriated by humans (HANPP) through ...

Jun 04, 2013
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Scientists document salamander decline in Central America

The decline of amphibian populations worldwide has been documented primarily in frogs, but salamander populations also appear to have plummeted, according to a new study by University of California, Berkeley, ...

Feb 09, 2009
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Tech revolution ends up in the toilet

It's one of the most critical pieces of technology in your home. And though most consumers don't think of their humble toilet as a tech product, researchers and engineers at global companies are racing to improve designs ...

Jul 09, 2012
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