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Eat Healthy and Sustainable Diets to Save the Earth

A shift from the consumption of unhealthy food to more intakes of healthy diets could increase life-expectancy and mitigate negative climate impact. The importance

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The Role of Chemistry in the Economic Development of African Countries

Chemistry as a natural science has helped in discovering and understanding the properties of different elements found on earth. The knowledge of the properties has led to the creation of several compounds which form the basics of thousands of chemicals that lay

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Retreating Glaciers Spur Alaskan Earthquakes by Gretchen Cook-Anderson and Krishna Ramanujan

In a new study, NASA and United States Geological Survey (USGS) scientists found that retreating glaciers in southern Alaska may be opening the way for future earthquakes. The study examined the likelihood of increased earthquake activity in southern Alaska as a result of rapidly melting glaciers. As glaciers melt they lighten the load on the Earth’s crust. Tectonic plates, that are mobile pieces of the Earth’s crust, can then move more freely. The study appears in the July issue of the Journal of Global and Planetary Change.

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On the turtle’s trail by Roger Hamilton

Endangered species generate public support for measures to protect fragile ecosystems. “It must have been a hawksbill,” said Alejandro Gallo, explaining that the other principal sea turtle species in the Bay Islands, the loggerhead, generally lays its eggs on the beach itself.

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