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Surviving the Anthropocene

For centuries, human civilization has impacted the world without any understanding of the consequences. If anything is going to survive what's coming next, it'll have to adapt. How did we get here? What could happen? What needs to change?

'Hyper urban' coyote genomes are growing apart their from city and rural cousins

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Humans’ built environment has consequences even for creatures that seem to thrive in cities

Jaime Chambers, Washington State University

Albatrosses can spy on illegal fishing in international waters

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Ashley Marranzino, University of Rhode Island

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All conferences should be virtual in a post-coronavirus world

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Adam Fortais, McMaster University

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The EPA is unleashing the pollution that makes people vulnerable to COVID-19

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Breathing in pollution directly worsens coronavirus outcomes. Regulations keep getting loosened

Sharon Zhang

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

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Rebecca Dzombak, University of Michigan

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Bats' unique immune systems make them stealthy viral reservoirs

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Marnie Willman, University of Manitoba Bannatyne

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Sorry, your houseplants aren't actually purifying your apartment's air

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New research finds that you would need between 10 and 1000 plants per meter squared to gain any real air quality benefits

Luyi Cheng, Northwestern University

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Should the age of humans have a geologic name?

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Rebecca Dzombak, University of Michigan

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Ending coal mining is essential to solving the climate crisis

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Speaking with Mary Anne Hitt and the Beyond Coal campaign

Greta Moran

Wildfires in Canada are burning down forests of mushrooms

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Olivia Box, University of Vermont

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The US-Mexico border is making life complicated for green sea turtles

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Tim Briggs, Northeastern University

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You're eating, drinking, and breathing microplastics. Now what?

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What are the health implications of eating 250 pieces of microplastic per day?

Anna Robuck, University of Rhode Island

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

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Rebecca Dzombak, University of Michigan

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Climate change is causing floods all over the world. Here's what you can do to help

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People are dying in Mozambique and Zimbabwe, in Nebraska and the Dakotas. And millions more are at risk.

Gabriela Serrato Marks, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Warming oceans cast a chill over New England's sea turtles

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Anna Robuck, University of Rhode Island

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How shadowy tax havens skirt conservation efforts

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Cassie Freund, Wake Forest University

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