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Europe needs coastal adaptation measures to avoid catastrophic flooding by the end of the...

Coastal floods could impact up to 3.65 million people every year in Europe by 2100, according to a new study.

Faint foreshocks foretell California quakes

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Hyena scavenging provides public health and economic benefits to African cities

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Forest soundscapes monitor conservation efforts inexpensively, effectively

Recordings of the sounds in tropical forests could unlock secrets about biodiversity and aid conservation efforts around the world, according to a new article.

Wolves prefer to feed on the wild side

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These fish work together by the hundreds of thousands to make waves

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Sinking land will exacerbate flooding from sea level rise in Bay Area

Hazard maps use estimated sea level rise due to climate change to determine flooding risk for today's shoreline, but don't take into account that...

Climate change alters tree demography in northern forests

The rise in temperature and precipitation levels in summer in northern Japan has negatively affected the growth of conifers and resulted in their gradual...

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