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Climate Change May Speed Up Forests’ Life Cycles

Many climate studies have predicted that tree species will respond to global warming by migrating via seed dispersal to cooler climates. But a new...

Mongolian Steppe becoming a desert thanks to overgrazing

Overgrazing by millions of sheep and goats is the primary cause of degraded land in the Mongolian Steppe, one of the largest remaining grassland...

Study questions nature’s ability to ‘self-correct’ climate change

Forests have a limited capacity to soak up atmospheric carbon dioxide, according to a new study from Northern Arizona University. The study, available online in...

Looking to the past to predict the future of climate change

Climate changes how species interact with one another—and not just today. Scientists are studying trends from fossil records to understand how climate change impacted...

Climate change, violence escalation a match made in hell

Should climate change trigger the upsurge in heat and rainfall that scientists predict, people may face a threat just as perilous and volatile as...

Climate change occurring 10 times faster than at any time in...

The planet is undergoing one of the largest changes in climate since the dinosaurs went extinct. But what might be even more troubling for...

Extreme wildfires likely fueled by climate change

Climate change is likely fueling the larger and more destructive wildfires that are scorching vast areas of the American West, according to new research...

Amateur photogs may help science

Modern digital macro photographic equipment allows everybody to shoot marvellous pictures of very small-sized living organisms, including insects. Easy access to the internet facilitates allows...

Climate change and depression: Come on get happy!

I have a problem. Well, several problems. According to the Internet, anyway. Whenever I log on to Facebook, turn on Pandora or try to read...

Extinct in 50 years? Iberian lynx threatened by climate change

Climate change could drive the Iberian lynx ‒ the world's most threatened cat – to extinction within 50 years, despite substantial ongoing conservation efforts,...

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