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How to Survive an Ice Age

Researchers have uncovered how animals in Antarctica managed to survive glacial periods thousands of years ago when sea-ice encroached on their habitats. DNA evidence indicates that sea creatures used a variety of techniques, from surviving in the deep sea, to

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EU Guidelines to Limit Soil Sealing

Soil sealing – the covering of the ground by an impermeable material – is one of the main causes of soil degradation in the EU. Soil sealing often affects fertile agricultural land, puts biodiversity at risk, increases the risk of

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Global Warming Over Last Decade Hidden Below the Ocean

New research, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, has detected a sustained energy surplus in Earth’s climate and warming below the sea surface since 2000 that is consistent with the continued build up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Despite

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Global Warming Has Potentially Serious Implications For Fish Populations

Parasitic worms that infect fish, and have a devastating effect on fish reproduction, grow four times faster at higher temperatures – providing some of the first evidence that global warming affects the interactions between parasites and their hosts. The study

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