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Forests play important part in cooling down local climate

A new study shows how important forests are in keeping much of the planet’s surface cool.

Traffic noise and pollution increase risk of pre-eclampsia during pregnancy

Pregnant women living near noisy streets with heavy traffic have a higher risk of experiencing pre-eclampsia.

Greenlandic fjords get their organic matter from Russia

GREENLAND: A simple chemical technique sheds new light on ocean circulation in the Arctic and could help improve computer models of ocean circulation.

Take a tour of an Arctic monitoring site

GREENLAND: Explore how scientists in Greenland are monitoring environmental change in the Arctic with our interactive map of the GEM-monitoring site.

Pumping CO2 into volcanic rock transforms it into limestone in record time

The greenhouse gas was pumped into basalt rock and turned into limestone in just two years.

Pollution can increase the risk of stillbirths

Living in a heavily polluted area can increase the risk of stillbirths, shows new study.

Chemists take top prize in Danish Research of the Year Award

The award went to researchers who turned conventional wisdom on its head and discovered how a single species of bacteria was behind the entire nitrification process.

Charcoal makes African soil more fertile and productive

West African farmers are transforming nutrient-poor rainforest land in to fertile soil and their crops are thriving. It might be the solution to food shortages in the African tropics, say scientists.

Manure can spread antibiotic resistance

Manure from farm stables can promote genes in bacteria that help make them resistant to antibiotics, shows new study.

Algae: the future sustainable super crop

Research into algae makes it increasingly clear that these plants have huge potential for the sustainable production of everything from food to medicine.