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Wildfires lingering threat to water resources

Wildfires can poison drinking water – here's how communities can be better prepared The 2018 Camp Fire north of Sacramento burned everything in its path:...
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Routine gas flaring is a problem

Routine gas flaring is wasteful, polluting and undermeasured Gunnar W. Schade, Texas A&M University If you’ve driven through an area where companies extract oil and...
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Rock dust leads to healthier soil and increased farm yields

An effective climate change solution may lie in rocks beneath our feet Benjamin Z. Houlton, University of California, Davis Why has Earth’s climate remained so stable...
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Extreme heat and extreme air pollution are becoming more common

Days with both extreme heat and extreme air pollution are becoming more common – which can't be a good thing for global health Yangyang Xu,...
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100 degrees in Siberia

5 ways the extreme Arctic heat wave follows a disturbing pattern Mark Serreze, University of Colorado Boulder The Arctic heat wave that sent Siberian temperatures soaring...

Fireworks introduce metals pollution into the environment

Our prettiest pollutant: just how bad are fireworks for the environment? Paul Brock Photography/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND Gary Fuller, King's College London Fireworks are great fun. We all...
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Increasing arctic ship traffic a threat to animals

Narwhals and other unique animals are at risk Donna Hauser, University of Alaska Fairbanks; Harry Stern, University of Washington, and Kristin Laidre, University of Washington Most...

Oil and gas wells tied to low birth weight

Living near active oil and gas wells in California tied to low birth weight and smaller babies Rachel Morello-Frosch, University of California, Berkeley; Joan A....

Microalgae – the next super food?

More protein and good for the planet: 9 reasons we should be eating microalgae Martina Doblin, University of Technology Sydney; Donna Sutherland, University of Technology...
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Compost programs turn garbage into ‘black gold’

City compost programs turn garbage into 'black gold' that boosts food security and social justice Kristen DeAngelis, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Gwynne Mhuireach, University of...

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