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The cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa is able to counteract negative effects of ocean acidification under controlled laboratory conditions when water temperature rises by a...

Staying clean keeps seafish smart

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Biodiversity highest on Indigenous-managed lands

More than one million plant and animal species worldwide are facing extinction, according to a recent United Nations report. Now, a new study suggests...

Les glaces de l'Arctique pourraient disparaître l'été malgré l'accord de Paris

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Community action and climate change

So why did rural Nebraska become the centre of the KXL debate? The original KXL route traversed through the ecologically sensitive Nebraskan Sandhills, which...

Oil-sands operators bet on local advantage as U.S. partners flee.

Now that multinational energy producers have sold their stakes in Canada’s oil sands, local companies are hatching plans to make some real changes. Cenovus Energy...

Slight climate shifts can affect optimum water use in plant communities

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A record number of Americans watched the 2017 solar eclipse — and sought science...

The 2017 total solar eclipse spurred a flurry of interest about solar eclipses, according to the final report of a survey led by the...

Increasing hurricane intensity around Bermuda linked to rising ocean temperatures

New research shows that hurricane maximum wind speeds in the subtropical Atlantic around Bermuda have more than doubled on average over the last 60...

Pruitt's political friends come to lobby.

Glenn Coffee and Crystal Coon, both associates from U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's political days in Oklahoma, have registered to lobby in Washington. Photo...

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