‘Robomussels’ used to monitor climate change

Tiny robots have been helping researchers study how cli­mate change affects bio­di­ver­sity. These “robo­mus­sels” have the shape, size, and color of actual mus­sels, with...

Sea urchin’s secret to surviving marine heatwaves

Researchers assessed whether adult sea urchins that are exposed to marine heatwaves could pass beneficial protective mechanisms onto their offspring, thus ensuring the survival...

Yes, normal weather iS a crisis

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Historical wildlife trends reliable for predicting species at risk

Scientists have shown that using historical wildlife data provides a more accurate measure of how vulnerable certain species might be to extinction from climate...

Future climate changes in nature reserves

The Earth's nature reserves are set to be affected by future climate change in very different ways. Detailed local knowledge of climate change impacts...

Climate change threatens commercial fishers from Maine to North Carolina

Most fishing communities from North Carolina to Maine are projected to face declining fishing options unless they adapt to climate change by catching different...

Estuaries are warming at twice the rate of oceans and atmosphere

A 12-year study of 166 estuaries in south-east Australia shows that the waters of lakes, creeks, rivers and lagoons increased 2.16 degrees in temperature...

Some open ocean waters teeming with an abundance of life

Since Charles Darwin's day, the abundance of life on coral reefs has been puzzling, given that most oceanic surface waters in the tropics are...

Climate models fail to simulate recent air-pressure changes over Greenland

Climatologists may be unable to accurately predict regional climate change over the North Atlantic because computer simulations have failed to include real data from...

Coldwater streams may provide refuge against changing climate

Coldwater stream habitats are vulnerable to effects of climate change, particularly to changes in precipitation and air temperatures that alter their hydrology. Some streams...

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