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A new analysis suggests the planet can produce much more land-plant biomass – the total material in leaves, stems, roots, fruits, grains and other terrestrial plant parts – than previously thought.   The study, reported in Environmental Science and Technology, recalculates thetheoretical...
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An increase in marijuana growing on the West Coast is straining water supplies in drought-stricken California and imperiling the region’s salmon populations, environmental groups claim. Prodigious Water NeedsMarijuana plants require up to six gallons of water per day, putting tremendous strain on w...
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A new system for cleaning soils contaminated with industrial toxins harnesses the power of White rot - a common fungus that decays fallen wood in forests. Research in Finland shows it can also destroy dioxins and poly-aromatic hydrocarbons. 'White rot' fungi that decay dead wood in forests can be h...
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A rare look at a golden frog - last seen in 1996 A public consultation held simultaneously in 25 countries — 19 of them in the developing world — showed 84 per cent of participants believing that most people in the world were seriously affected by biodiversity loss. The results of the consultation ...
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