Factory agriculture turns this beautiful British river into an open sewer George Monbiot

Tthe longer it goes on, the deeper the secret will be. It is as if the public authorities have decided to destroy the economy of the whole region. Last year, a group of us tried to draw attention to an overwhelming scandal: the impending collapse of one of the most valuable and “protected” rivers in …

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The rapid spread of the deadly disease has killed up to 94 percent of Caribbean coral species

The rapid spread of the deadly disease has killed up to 94 percent of Caribbean coral species

According to a study published Thursday in the journal Communications Biology, a new coral disease is spreading rapidly in the Caribbean, killing up to 94 percent of certain coral species in the region. The researchers found that an outbreak of stony coral tissue disease (SCTLD), first reported in Florida in 2014, is likely to be …

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A new comprehensive map connects every human gene with its function

Data for the new gene function map are available to other scientists. “It’s a great resource in the way the human genome is a great resource, in that you can go inside and do research based on discoveries,” says Professor Jonathan Weissman. The researchers used their single-cell sequencing tool Perturb-seq on each expressed gene in …

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“We handle your most difficult cases.” I drank about three drinks when I came across the premise and a few more before I came up with the slogan. Complex? Understand it? Well, don’t drink and deduce, as they say. My math had a few twists and turns, but I got where I needed to go. …

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A rare wetland plant found in Arizona is now listed as endangered

A rare wetland plant found in Arizona is now listed as endangered

PHOENIX – A rare plant whose survival depends on wetlands is now on the federal list of endangered species, a designation that ecologists say will increase efforts to protect the last free-flowing river in the southwest desert. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a decision in the federal registry on Friday to classify Arizona …

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BC's electrified trucks are the first in Canada to achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions

BC’s electrified trucks are the first in Canada to achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions

The British Columbia mine has reached a first milestone in Canada’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to a net zero. In April, Copper Mountain Mine, located near Princeton, BC, commissioned a new electric trolleybus assistance system for trucks exporting material from surface mines. “It’s all still pretty new.” But it works pretty well and …

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Australian researchers are conducting stem cell research and uncovering a detailed genetic plan for glaucoma

Australian researchers are conducting stem cell research and uncovering a detailed genetic plan for glaucoma

Stem cell research, which has revealed a detailed genetic plan for glaucoma – the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world – will help scientists develop new drugs to combat the disease by identifying potential target areas where vision loss will stop or reverse. The research, one of the largest and most detailed stem …

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