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Rebecca has authored 4 articles

Coffee's robust back-up bean isn't as resistant to climate change as once thought

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Farming of both Robusta and Arabica beans will have to adjust to a new climate

Rebecca Dzombak

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Climate change in the Arctic has ripple effects for all life on Earth

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The poles are warming faster than the rest of the planet, causing extreme weather events in the Northern hemisphere

Rebecca Dzombak

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Should the age of humans have a geologic name?

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And how will Earth's history remember us?

Rebecca Dzombak

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There's no corner of the globe safe from microplastic pollution

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These tiny plastic pieces have now been detected on top of mountains, in the soil, and even in your honey

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Deep-sea currents are spreading microplastics around the globe

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Microorganisms on the sea floor ingest these plastics and can disrupt entire food webs

Your local lake stores a surprising amount of carbon in its depths

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Lakes are shouldering our carbon-excess burden, but that comes at a cost

The iconic Colorado River carries less water, as the climate warms and winter snow disappears

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New research quantifies water scarcity in the southwestern USA: expect more drought, with serious socioeconomic consequences

Heat waves may drive bees to extinction

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Climate change isn't all bad news for our striped friends, but the negative effects of heatwaves will outweigh the possible positive effects of warming in cooler regions

Algae are eating microplastics. From there, they can climb up the food chain to us

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Freshwater microbes can absorb components of microplastics before getting eaten by other creatures

Lake Victoria, world's largest tropical lake, may be drying up faster than we thought

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The shrinking of Lake Victoria could have devastating consequences for the 40 million people in the region

By tracking star "pollution," scientists have found exoplanets similar to Earth's structure

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Using oxygen pressure as a measure, scientists examined the structural properties of white dwarfs

Human disturbance is drying out forests

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Thinning out the canopy impacts the water cycle within a forest, causing more moisture to be lost to the atmosphere

Meet Eunice Foote, early climate scientist and women's rights leader

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Her experiments uncovered the greenhouse effect three years before the man who was widely credited with this discovery

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Fungi learn how to cope with drought, but at a cost

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Understanding what climate change will do to belowground ecosystems helps us predict what will happen aboveground, too

Matthew Vandermeulen

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Scientists recreated ancient Earth's ocean hell to figure out how life began

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The experiment also suggests that extraterrestrial life could also emerge on Mars, Europa, and Enceladus

Shi En Kim

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Sometimes they make food ferment, but used in the right way, these bacteria can also be a preservative

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Lactic acid bacteria produce antibiotic-like compounds that kill off potentially harmful contaminants

Lauren Gandy

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Netflix's Our Planet showed walruses in distress. We need to find what humanity's role is

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Understanding walrus-human interactions in the past might shed some light on the "walrus scene"

Darcy Shapiro

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