An ancient relative of Velociraptor is unearthed in Great Britain

A new bird-like dinosaur that used brute strength to overcome its prey has been found by palaeontologists combing through fossils found on the Isle...

Looking at factors that accelerate mass extinction in the fossil record as climate changes

The Late Devonian mass extinction (roughly 372 million years ago) was one of five mass extinctions in Earth's history, with roughly 75% of all...

Global food supply-chain issues call for solutions

A new study sheds light on how trade, and centrality in the global wheat trade network, affect food security. The study shows that many...

Top predators could ‘trap’ themselves trying to adapt to climate change

Over a 30-year period, African wild dogs shifted their average birthing dates later by 22 days, an adaptation that allowed them to match the...

Amazon landscape change study highlights ecological harms and opportunities for action

A major study into landscape changes in the Brazilian Amazon sheds new light on the many environmental threats the biome faces -- but also...

Southern resident killer whales not getting enough to eat since 2018

The endangered southern resident killer whale population isn't getting enough to eat, and hasn't been since 2018, a new study has determined. The animals...

Natural gas used in homes contains hazardous air pollutants

Every day, millions of Americans rely on natural gas to power appliances such as kitchen stoves, furnaces, and water heaters, but until now very...

How climate change is affecting extreme weather events around the world

For a long time, climate scientists have struggled to link extreme weather events to climate change. This has changed. The science of weather event...

Increasing heat waves affect up to half a billion people

Extremely high temperatures have been reported by India and Pakistan in the spring. In a new scientific journal article, researchers paint a gloomy picture...

Chemicals in Fairbanks winter air

A chemical compound discovered in 2019 in Fairbanks' wintertime air accounts for a significant portion of the community's fine particulate pollution, according to new research that...

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