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April 7, 2017

 

An image of an edicaran fossil. The fossil is illuminated in a single beam of light (weirdly reminiscent of a Caravagggio painting). The background is black. The fossil is in the near left of the image and is light brown.

Ecosystem Engineering And Extinction

The first mass extinction happened approximately 540 million years ago.

March 1, 2017

 

Four statues of mastodons, pygmy mammoths, and modern elephants lined up to show size differences.

Death By Thirst: Last Of The Woolly Mammoths

The Wooly mammoth population on St. Paul Island became extinct approximately 5,000 years later than the Wooly mammoths of mainland Alaska.

September 7, 2016

 

A sunset over Lake Suwa in the winter

Believe The Lake And River

What can ancient observations of Lake Suwa and the Torne River tell us about climate change?

January 20, 2016

 

solar panels

Getting the Carbon Out

Scientists have a developed a solar-energy-based technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But is it a feasible solution to global warming?

November 10, 2015

 

leafhopper

Leafhoppers Like Global Warming

As temperatures rise due to global warming, leafhoppers are spreading their campaign of terror on plants.

August 4, 2015

 

Alaska landscape

Alaska’s Flood of Freshwater 

Alaska's sprung a freshwater leak, and California is mighty thirsty.

July 9, 2015

 

drummond's rockcress

Adapting to Climate Change

Drummond's rockcress can alter its physical traits between generations, making it very adaptable to sudden environmental changes.

May 18, 2015

 

biodiversity exhibit

Declining Biodiversity—Is Earth Dying?

Human behavior is placing at least a third of Earth's species at risk of extinction.

April 9, 2015

 

two painted turtles sun themselves on a log

The Heat is On for Painted Turtles

Temperature determines the sex of painted turtle hatchlings, and climate change is tipping the balance to an all-female future.

February 19, 2015

 

cardinal on tree twig

Winter Birds & Climate Change

Birds' flight patterns are expanding due to climate change, which could upset fragile ecosystems.

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