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International Environmental News

Warming oceans produce less phytoplankton. New Scientist. December 6, 2006.
"The tiny plants underpin the ocean food chain and also help bury carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in the deep ocean. As the Earth’s oceans warm, the masses of tiny plants growing at their surface is declining, say US researchers. Their results show that the productivity of global oceans is tightly linked to climate change and has been steadily decreased between 1999 and 2004."

The bat with the incredibly long tongue. New Scientist. December 6, 2006.
"A rare nectar bat is discovered with a spectacularly long tongue – at about 150% the length of its body, it is proportionally the longest of any mammal"
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