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Extreme melt on Antarctica’s George VI ice shelf

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Chimpanzees and humans share overlapping territories

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Human-caused North Atlantic right whale deaths are being undercounted

Scientists have found that known deaths of critically endangered North Atlantic right whales represent a fraction of the true death toll. This comes as...

Record-high Arctic freshwater will flow to Labrador Sea, affecting local and global oceans

The Arctic Ocean's Beaufort Sea has increased its freshwater content by 40% over the past two decades. When conditions change this freshwater will travel...

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