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Plants teach their offspring how to adapt to climate change, scientists find

Can a plant remember? This may sound more like a line from a poem than a scientific enquiry. But new analysis suggests that plants can pass on climate adaptation tips to their offspring. From devastating floods to rising temperatures, the climate crisis is changing natural habitats all over the world. To survive, many plants have been forced to quickly adapt, […]

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How metal-munching microbes help the rare, toxic element tellurium circulate in the environment

New technologies often mean elements start moving through the environment in new ways. Take lead plumbing: it helped provide access to fresh water for the masses, but left a toxic legacy that remains to this day. As we transition away from fossil fuels, we are turning to technologies reliant on rare elements that had few uses […]

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How anti-fatness crept into the environmental sustainability movement

As more literature and scientific studies link obesity to environmental harms, it becomes yet another way people are stigmatized due to body size During a university lecture several years ago, we were shown a painting of a 36-year-old man living at the dawn of the 19th century who weighed more than 700lb. His body, a […]

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