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Cattle grazinf by a riverWorking with China to find a solution to pollution

Scientists are delving underground to study the agricultural impacts to soil and water, and are one step closer to finding a solution to land degradation and pollution.

7 February 2019

Plastics are being glued together in the ocean Plastics in the ocean

Glue-like substances secreted by bacteria are sticking tiny particles of plastic together in the ocean to form larger masses.

5 Feb 2019

Loch Ness trees to help Scotland's carbon store Biochar on the forest floor.

Thousands of trees planted near Loch Ness could help grow a new income stream for Scotland's forestry industry while removing thousands of tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere.

15 Jan 2019

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