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Global CO2 Levels Approach Worrisome Milestone

Concentrations of greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere will surpass 400 parts per million in the next month. Nations could have a hard time keeping global warming in check at that level...

May 1, 2013 — Richard Monastersky and Nature magazine

Transgenics: A New Breed of Crops

The next wave of genetically modified crops is making its way to market—and might just ease concerns over "Frankenfoods"

May 1, 2013 — Daniel Cressey and Nature magazine

Why Was the Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion So Deadly?

The substance that killed up to 15 people, injured 180 and wrecked the buildings in a five-block radius is the same stuff that makes the beans and barley grow. But not all fertilizers are equally dangerous...

April 26, 2013 — Jillian Scharr and TechNewsDaily
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