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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.

February 5, 2015

 

3 women in life vests sit at dinner table on the shore

Adapting to Climate Change

Can we just roll with the punches? Adapting to climate change isn't that simple.

January 31, 2015

 

A ligerâthe hybrid offspring of a lion and tigerâfrom a zoo.

Hybrids in Nature: Grolar Bear Edition

Hybrid animals can be created in zoos and laboratories. But mixed-up animal mating is also occurring in nature.

November 15, 2014

 

climate change on/off switch

The Science Behind the China–U.S. Climate Pact

How will China and the U.S. reach their new goals for emissions reductions?

November 10, 2014

 

saber-toothed cat fossils

Quaternary extinctions: A prehistoric murder mystery?

About 178 species including the woolly mammoth and the saber-toothed cat disappeared tens of thousand of years ago. What brought about their demise?

September 11, 2014

 

Phytoplankton and zooplankton from a drop of sea water viewed under a microscope

Climate Change and Ocean Life

Climate change isn't just about rising tides overtaking land; climate change may destroy vast oceanic ecosystems.

August 8, 2014

 

crops in a severe drought

More CO2, Less Protein

Climate change may not only devastate food crops, but also diminish plants' nutritional value.

June 19, 2014

 

A school of fish

Climate Change Also Threatens Fish

Climate change isn't just bad for us land animals. It's bad for sea creatures as well.

April 14, 2014

 

A reddish horse with a flowing blonde mane stands in the snow

Warming And Mammalian Dwarfism

55 million years ago, as the Earth heated up, many mammal species got smaller. Could the same thing happen again with human-induced global climate change?

April 9, 2014

 

Mt. Erebus steams against a blue sky

Antarctic Volcano?

According to geologists, there's something very hot going on under all that ice.

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