UN Report Offers Bleak Look at Human Toll on Oceans

Efforts to protect imperiled marine ecosystems – and the island nations and coastal communities that depend on them – must intensify to reverse a global decline in ocean health and biodiversity, the United Nations said in a report released Tuesday.

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Scientists Discover New Antibiotic in Tropical Forest

Resistance to antibiotics has become an increasingly worrisome problem in both medicine and agriculture, where livestock and plants have lost the ability to resist diseases that strive to stay one step ahead. But scientists have discovered a “plant probiotic” in the soil of a remote Mexican jungle that helps plants grow more efficiently and defend against harmful bacteria. 

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