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The drought of 2018 stopped Europe’s natural CO2 uptake
In 2018, Europe experienced one of the worst droughts of the 21st century. An exceptionally long period of high temperatures and little precipitation resulted in…

A toxic cocktail in seawater – chemicals from car tire rubber
Crumb rubber granulate (CRG) produced from used car tires, also called end of life tires (ELTs), is commonly applied to artificial turf pitches, including football…

Microplastic particles from road traffic rides the wind
A new study, recently published in Nature Communications, describes how microplastics from road traffic are transported to the oceans – and to remote regions such…


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