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The sand trap: Demand outpaces caution--and knowledge


September 7, 2017

Sand, spanning miles of beaches, carpeting vast oceans and deserts, is a visual metaphor for limitless resources. Yet researchers in this week's journal Science seize another metaphor--sand in an hourglass, marking time running out. Full Story

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