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Indonesia to ratify ASEAN haze agreement

Indonesia's parliament on Tuesday voted to ratify a regional agreement on cross-border haze as fires ripped through forests in the west of the country, choking neighbouring Singapore with hazardous smog.

dateSep 16, 2014 in Environment
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Rats no longer rule

The University of Auckland is holding a celebration to mark 50 years since the first confirmed island rodent eradication in 1964, an effort that helped inspire a whole new generation of scientists and conservationists.

dateSep 10, 2014 in Ecology
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Studying how marshes respond to sea-level rise

At the Plum Island Sound estuary in northeastern Massachusetts, the marsh floods like clockwork. At high tide, you can pass over the mudflats into the grass in a boat. At low tide, the ocean waters recede, ...

dateSep 10, 2014 in Environment
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Strong earthquake hits off eastern Indonesia

A strong earthquake hit off the coast of eastern Indonesia's Sulawesi island on Wednesday, causing panic among residents, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Authorities said there was no threat of ...

dateSep 10, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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