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Historic Michigan tribal burial ground threatened by coastal erosion

Historic Michigan tribal burial ground threatened by coastal erosion

In June of 1662, hundreds of Native Americans from the Iroquois nation were killed on the shore of Lake Superior by local Chippewa defending their land. Now, 357 years later, the burial site of local natives killed in that battle is being threatened by an eroding shoreline fueled by the rising water levels of Lake Superior.

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Major 7.4 Quake Hits Southern Mexico, Triggers Local Pacific Tsunami

Major 7.4 Quake Hits Southern Mexico, Triggers Local Pacific Tsunami

A powerful 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico on Tuesday, triggering a tsunami warning along Central America’s Pacific coast and as far south as Ecuador.

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Research in land plants shows nanoplastics accumulating in tissues

Research in land plants shows nanoplastics accumulating in tissues

The latest findings provide direct evidence that nanoplastics can accumulate in plants. Plant accumulation of nanoplastics can have both direct ecological effects and implications for agricultural sustainability and food safety.

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Why the Mediterranean is a climate change hotspot

Why the Mediterranean is a climate change hotspot

Although global climate models vary in many ways, they agree on this: The Mediterranean region will be significantly drier in coming decades, potentially seeing 40 percent less precipitation during the winter rainy season.

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Overconsumption and growth economy key drivers of environmental crises

Overconsumption and growth economy key drivers of environmental crises

Researchers, led by a UNSW sustainability scientist, have reviewed existing academic discussions on the link between wealth, economy and associated impacts, reaching a clear conclusion: technology will only get us so far when working towards sustainability—we need far-reaching lifestyle changes and different economic paradigms.

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Smooth handfish extinction marks a sad milestone

Smooth handfish extinction marks a sad milestone

For the first time the IUCN Red List has officially declared a marine fish alive in modern times to be extinct.

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Scientists discover unusual underwater rivers along Australia’s coastline

Scientists discover unusual underwater rivers along Australia’s coastline

Scientists from The University of Western Australia have discovered underwater rivers along most of Australia’s continental shelf that are unique and do not occur at this scale anywhere else in the world.

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The many lifetimes of plastics

The many lifetimes of plastics

Infographics strive to give us a sense of how long plastic goods will last in the environment. But is this information reliable?

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Coal-burning in Siberia led to climate change 250 million years ago

Coal-burning in Siberia led to climate change 250 million years ago

A team of researchers has provided the first ever direct evidence that extensive coal burning in Siberia is a cause of the Permo-Triassic Extinction, the Earth’s most severe extinction event.

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