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Scientists warn of the risk from air pollution over the megacities of West Africa

- A new study warns of the risks posed by the increasing air pollution over the cities of West Africa - amid fears it could have an impact on human health, meteorology and regional climate.

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Mass extinction survival is more than just a numbers game

- Widespread species are at just as high risk of being wiped out as rare ones after global mass extinction events, says new research by University of Leeds scientists.

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Molecular trick alters rules of attraction for non-magnetic metals

- Scientists have demonstrated for the first time how to generate magnetism in metals that are not naturally magnetic, which could end our reliance on some rare and toxic elements currently used.

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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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