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New funding to transform food security research

- The University of Leeds will be driving innovation in food security after a new multi-million pound research grant was awarded by government.

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Amazon’s carbon uptake declines as trees die faster

- The most extensive land-based study of the Amazon to date reveals it is losing its capacity to absorb carbon from the atmosphere.

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Epoch-defining study pinpoints when humans came to dominate planet Earth

- The human-dominated geological epoch known as the Anthropocene probably began around the year 1610, according to new research published today in Nature.

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New ozone-destroying gases on the rise

- Scientists report that chemicals that are not controlled by a United Nations treaty designed to protect the Ozone Layer are contributing to ozone depletion.

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Arctic ice cap slides into the Ocean

- Satellite images have revealed that a remote Arctic ice cap has thinned by more than 50 metres since 2012 – about one sixth of its original thickness – and that it is now flowing 25 times faster.

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Pouring good water after bad: China’s water stress set to worsen with transfer initiatives

- New research paints a grim picture for the future of China’s water supply, as its booming economy continues to heap pressure on its natural resources, according to new research.

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