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Mongolian Steppe becoming a desert thanks to overgrazing

Overgrazing by millions of sheep and goats is the primary cause of degraded land in the Mongolian Steppe, one of the largest remaining grassland...

China’s clean-water program benefits people and the environment

The brown, smog-filled skies that engulf Beijing have earned China a poor reputation for environmental stewardship. But despite China's dirty skies, a study led...

Relating animals to humans could help conservation projects

New research by conservationists at the universities of Kent, Oxford, Columbia (USA) and Monash (Australia) suggests that people’s tendency to relate more to animals...

New trap and lure captures bed bugs more effectively

A new pitfall trap designed to capture bed bugs is more effective than those currently on the market, according to the authors of an...

Climate change and depression: Come on get happy!

I have a problem. Well, several problems. According to the Internet, anyway. Whenever I log on to Facebook, turn on Pandora or try to read...

Treating oil spills with chemical dispersants: Is the cure worse than...

Treating oil spills at sea with chemical dispersants is detrimental to European sea bass. A new study, to be presented at the Society for...

Traffic congestion charges: Prices are more effective than restrictions

The citizens of Gothenburg, Sweden will vote soon on whether to continue the already up-and-running congestion charge. New research from the University of Gothenburg,...

Green Spaces May Boost Well-Being for City Slickers

People who live in urban areas with more green space tend to report greater well-being than city dwellers who don’t have parks, gardens, or...

Ice Age climate change made oceans giant ‘dead zones’

The first comprehensive study of changes in the oxygenation of oceans at the end of the last Ice Age (between about 10 to 20,000...

Method removes heavy metals from water

An unfortunate consequence of many industrial and manufacturing practices, from textile factories to metalworking operations, is the release of heavy metals in waterways. Those...

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