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Faster tree growth won’t help us hit climate targets

A new study shows that trees that grow faster when they are young ultimately don’t live as long as slower-growing trees. That suggests future forests will turn over too fast to lock up carbon for an appreciable length of time.

New plastic closes the recycling loop

A new plastic can be broken down into its basic chemical building blocks and recycled again and again without loss in quality. Such a circular plastic could mean less new material needs to be made, and less would end up in landfills.

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Anthropocene magazine wins global award from The Council for Advancement and Support of Education

Anthropocene won the 2018 bronze medal for specialty magazines alongside gold and silver winners, University of Toronto School of Medicine and University of California, San Francisco Medical campus. More here.

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