A new approach for understanding the evolution of microbes on early Earth?

Ferruginous nanocrystals have been detected for the first time in very ancient microbial fossils. Could these fossilised bacteria be indicative of oxygenic photosynthesis?

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Dolphins, whales and human pollution

Two articles published at the beginning of this year in Environmental Pollution, one devoted to the Florida dolphins, the other to the humpback whales of Reunion Island, remind us of the impact of our pollution on marine mammals.

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Vers moins d’inondations en Ardenne ?

Les inondations en Ardenne vont diminuer dans un premier temps à cause d’un enneigement moindre qu’aujourd’hui. Mais à la fin du siècle, l’accroissement des précipitations pluvieuses pourrait renverser la tendance.

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P. oceanica litter: a dynamic food reserve

The litter composed of dead leaves left by P. oceanica is home to some 115 invertebrate species. It is therefore both a habitat and a major food source for all ecosystems on the Mediterranean coast.

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Seals are swallowing a mouthful

Many pollutants present in our oceans are permanently contaminating marine mammals. In order to establish the extent of this exposure and the challenges it represents, a group of researchers have adopted complex and varied approaches to the problem.  

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