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Microplastics make marine worms sick

Tiny bits of plastic rubbish could spell big trouble for marine life, starting with the worms, say a team of researchers from the University of Exeter and Plymouth University who report their evidence in a pair of studies in the Cell Press journal Current Biology.



Spread of crop pests threatens global food security as Earth warms

A new study has revealed that global warming is resulting in the spread of crop pests towards the North and South Poles at a rate of nearly 3 km a year.



Sea habits of migratory birds highlight conservation need in the Canary Current

The Canary Current is known to be a globally important biodiversity region, and also one of the most intensively fished areas on earth



Study reveals significant leakage of carbon stored on land to rivers, lakes, estuaries and coastal regions

New research suggests that human activity could be increasing the movement of carbon from land to rivers, estuaries and the coastal zone



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