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Climate change threatens precious UK ecosystem

- An entire ecosystem is at risk from the effects of climate change on the UK’s blanket bogs, scientists at the University of Leeds have warned.

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Age doesn’t dull damselflies' love lives

- Aging damselflies never lose their libidos and are just as likely as younger competitors to mate.

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Severe ozone depletion avoided

- We are already reaping the rewards of the Montreal Protocol, with the ozone layer in much better shape than it would have been without the UN treaty, according to a new study in Nature Communications.

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New project to develop ‘smart’ pesticides

- University of Leeds researchers are playing a key role in a €7 million international collaboration, granted by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 fund, to develop new, eco-friendly pesticides.

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Government needs own Plan A to make sustainable clothing more fashionable

- Growing alarm at environmentally unsustainable clothing consumption can only be addressed by more government support for retailers and their customers, a University of Leeds academic has argued.

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Getting into hot water: Preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species

- Hot water could be the answer to stopping aquatic invasive species from “hitchhiking” around Britain on anglers’ and canoeists’ kit, according to a new study.

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