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Rising CO2 won’t make trees grow more, study suggests

Everyone knows plants need CO2 to grow. So it seems logical that the extra carbon we’re spewing into the atmosphere will make plants grow more, capturing more carbon and mitigating climate change, right? That’s something argued by climate change skeptics and assumed by some scientific models used to predict future …

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Monarch butterfly numbers up 144% at Mexico wintering grounds

The population of monarch butterflies wintering in central Mexico is up 144 per cent over last year, experts said Wednesday. The data presented by Andrew Rhodes, Mexico’s national commissioner for protected natural areas, was cheered but scientists quickly warned that it does not mean the butterflies that migrate from Canada …

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King Tut tomb unveiled after restoration

The tomb of Egypt’s famed boy pharaoh Tutankhamun has undergone restoration to help minimize damage by tourists. The work, done by the Los Angeles-based Getty Conservation Institute after years of research and officially presented Thursday, aims to minimize scratches, dust damage and microbiological growth from breath and humidity brought in …

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