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2013-12-30 23:00:54

Cold-sensitive mangrove forests have expanded dramatically along Florida’s Atlantic Coast as the frequency of killing frosts has declined, according to a new study based on 28 years of satellite

2013-09-13 10:17:37

Microbes that live in rice paddies, northern peat bogs and other previously unexpected environments are among the bacteria that can generate highly toxic methylmercury.

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2010-02-02 07:06:13

A new study has found evidence that forests in the Eastern United States are growing faster than they have in the past 225 years.

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2009-05-27 08:32:14

Overfishing and disease have decimated shellfish populations in many of the world's temperate estuarine and coastal ecosystems.


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