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    Lanthanide munchers found in volcanoes

    6 November 2013

    Bacteria in mudpots survives on rare earths

  • High on a glacier in north-east Norway...
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    Adventurous science

    1 March 2013

    Experimentation and exploration go hand in hand as Zoƫ Fleming takes to the field in the Arctic

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    Iron ocean seeding

    1 September 2010

    Carbon sequestration - the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere - is an active area of research

  • Part of a coral reef

    Ocean Acidification

    1 November 2009

    Recent evidence suggests that ocean removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is having serious consequences for marine life

  • Kew's greenhouse
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    Kew the celebrations

    1 May 2009

    The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, celebrates 250 years of horticulture and science.

  • An image of the world made from plant debris

    The carbon dioxide problem

    1 March 2006

    Measuring carbon dioxide from plant debris provides an opportunity for an inquiry-based experiment aimed at 14-15 year olds. Similar experiments are done by soil scientists and ecologists in their efforts to understand the global carbon cycle

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    GM foods - addressing public concerns

    1 January 2006

    Genetically modified (GM) foods continue to generate media attention and concern among the public. How can analytical chemists help consumers make informed choices