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Paying It Forward: 5 Questions with Africa Flores

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A natural curiosity about our home planet is often the greatest driver of scientists who use Earth observations to better understand the Earth’s land, water, and ecosystems—this is one of their stories. An...

Shining Laser Light on Earth’s Forests

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Video Length: 3:43The Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) on the space station beams laser light down to Earth to reveal the height and density of trees and vegetation. Read this story Video Links: Shining...

Invasive weed ‘could cut crop yields by 30 per cent’

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Failure to fight an invasive weed spreading across the continent could lead to 30 per cent cut in predicted yields, scientist warns.

Waste does not exist: there is only post-trash

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With waste generation set to soar in developing regions, maximum material reuse is crucial, say chemical science experts.

Madagascar: an imperilled nature sanctuary

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Vohibola forest is a rich haven for flora and fauna but its existence is under threat from loggers and poachers.

Climate now biggest driver of migration, study finds

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Rising temperatures and weather-related disasters cause more migration than poverty and conflict, researchers say.

Yemen’s forests another casualty of war amid fuel crisis

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Millions of trees are likely being lost as a result of excessive firewood-gathering, environment authority warns.

Poorly designed climate mitigation plans ‘could increase hunger’

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Climate mitigation strategies that do not consider farming impacts could increase hunger, study finds.

Microplastic pollution adds to oceans’ problems

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Tiny plastic pellets entering the world’s oceans act as vectors for pollutants, endangering marine wildlife, study warns.

Algunos editores CRISPR de bases nitrogenadas causan mutaciones inesperadas

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Dos estudios demuestran que los editores de citidina -no así los de adenina- crean cambios fuera de los deseados

Video: Laser-based technique blasts mineral to examine its uptake of metals

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Knowledge of how goethite interacts with its surroundings could be used to help remediate soil

Strong composites made by combining recycled PET with biobased monomers

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New plastics could boost the value of recycled PET as a feedstock

How young Earth stayed warm

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Weathering of sulfide minerals could have washed nickel into Earth's oceans to keep planet-warming bacteria fed

US government investigating food supply for PFAS contamination

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EPA examining use of polluted water in agriculture

Firms back chemical recycling of plastics

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Eastman Chemical is dusting off an old process to handle polyester waste

Recovering rare earths from fertilizer waste

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A biological acid extracts the valuable elements from phosphogypsum

Fujifilm will acquire a Biogen plant

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Danish site will add to the Japanese firm's growing stable of contract production facilities

Urgent action needed to curb global chemical pollution, UN says

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Countries must work together to manage chemicals and waste globally, report adds

Fujifilm will acquire a Biogen plant

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Danish site will add to the Japanese firm's growing stable of contract production facilities

2019 Great Lakes Regional Meeting

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May 1–4 conference in Lisle, Illinois, will center on careers, education, and sustainability

Crop residue burning pollutes Delhi's urban air, studies say

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Rural biomass burning contributes nearly half of winter air quality woes in megacity

Past tectonic activity soaked up carbon and cooled the planet

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Over the past 540 million years, tectonic collisions in the tropics created geological CO2 sinks that could inspire climate-change mitigation strategies

Chemical blast kills dozens in China

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This time, tragedy occurred in Jiangsu, one of the country's most developed provinces

Chemical blast kills dozens in China

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This time, tragedy occurred in Jiangsu, one of the country's most developed provinces

One dead, two seriously injured in fire at KMCO specialty chemical plant in Houston area

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Environmental groups sue EPA to push for worst-case planning for spills

Caution ahead in petrochemicals

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In coming years, petrochemical makers will need to navigate through economic uncertainty, a cyclical downturn, and a plastic waste crisis

Planned cyanide plant sparks legal battle in Louisiana

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Company sues after local authorities rescind a permit to build it

Hurricane Harvey flushed toxic metals into Houston's water

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A sweeping study of water quality in the storm's aftermath concludes that the storm flushed metals and acidic water into Galveston Bay