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Elimination of genetically modified crops would cause hike in greenhouse gas emissions

A global ban on genetically modified crops would raise food prices and add the equivalent of a billion tons of CO2 to the atmosphere,...
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Carbon-hungry plants prevent growth rate of atmospheric CO2, says Berkeley research

New findings suggest the rate at which CO2 is accumulating in the atmosphere is stabled in recent years because Earth's vegetation is grabbing more...
Mislabeled seafood may be more sustainable

Mislabeled seafood may be more sustainable, new study finds

With seafood, what you see is not always what you get. It's no secret that mislabeling is rampant around the world. Recent studies estimate up to...
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For each tonne of CO2 emitted by a person, three square meters of Arctic...

For each tonne of carbon dioxide (CO2) that any person on our planet emits, three square meters of Arctic summer sea ice disappear. This is the...
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Soil could become another important source of CO2

If people continue using and changing the land over the next century in the same way they currently do, soils will have limited potential...
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How our diet choices can influence the environment

The impact of our diet choices on the global phosphorus footprint shouldn't be neglected, a recent study in Frontiers in Nutrition shows. A shift towards...
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Global biodiversity needs citizen scientists, says study

Citizen scientists are already providing large amounts of data for monitoring biodiversity, but they could do much more, according to a new study published...
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Satellites show forests are slowing climate change far more than we thought

Scientists have found a way to use satellites to track photosynthesis in evergreens, a discovery that could improve our ability to assess the health...
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Election 2016: What’s ahead for scientific research?

The president of the United States can have a profound impact on funding for scientific research. Susannah Gal, associate dean for research and outreach...
Living around more vegetation is linked to lower death risk

Living around more vegetation is linked to lower death risk

Women in the U.S. who live in homes surrounded by more vegetation appear to have significantly lower mortality rates than those who live in...

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Scientists confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

For older people, weight training is more important than cardio exercise

In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...
Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study, researchers found long-term use of two antidepressants is linked to a higher risk of dementia. In addition, drugs prescribed for bladder...
Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of...