Pattern of mammal dwarfing during global warming

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How to conserve polar bears — and maintain subsistence harvest — under climate change

A properly-managed subsistence harvest of polar bears can continue under climate change, according to analysis that combines sea-ice forecasts with a polar bear population...

Flower-rich habitats increase survival of bumblebee families

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Scientists mobilize as bleaching resumes on Great Barrier Reef

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China’s severe winter haze tied to effects of global climate change

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Marine recovery after mass extinction was likely delayed by further biotic crises

Biotic crises during the Triassic period may have delayed marine recovery after a mass extinction during the late Permian, according to a new study.

Coral reef survival hinges on ‘urgent and rapid’ emissions cuts

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Native communities look toward the next battleground after the Dakota Access pipeline.

The last hundred people camped out for several months in protest of the Dakota Access pipeline’s construction marched out of the campground last month....

Dissection of the 2015 Bonin deep earthquake

Researchers have been studying the deep earthquake which occurred on May 30, 2015, to the west of Japan's Bonin Islands.

With climate change, shrubs and trees expand northwards in the Subarctic

Shrubs expand in the tundra in northern Scandinavia. And it is known that fixation of nitrogen from the air is in the tundra to...

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