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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?

Invasive species are pushing close to the boundaries of protected areas

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Protected areas are successful at maintaining ecosystems, but for how long?

Fanni Daniella Szakal, Marine Biology

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Albatrosses can spy on illegal fishing in international waters

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Ashley Marranzino, University of Rhode Island

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Did a mass extinction help dinosaurs dominate the Earth?

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These fossil hunters want to solve the mystery

Lauren J. Young

All conferences should be virtual in a post-coronavirus world

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Adam Fortais, McMaster University

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The bee microbiome can fight back against fungi that cause Colony Collapse Disorder

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Biocontrol may help bees where other interventions, like chemical pesticides, have failed

Lauren Sara McKee, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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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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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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How should we live in the era of climate change?

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Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson speaks about social tipping points, women in climate research, and how to prepare cities for the coming climate crisis

Nadja Oertelt

Wildfires in Canada are burning down forests of mushrooms

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Olivia Box, University of Vermont

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We need genetic engineering to stave off climate change-induced global hunger

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Despite what many say, organic farming will not save us from the worst impacts of climate change

Devang Mehta, University of Alberta

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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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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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With inspiration from shark skin, redesigned oil tanker hulls could keep the oceans clean

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Safer oil transport through stronger hulls and bio-inspired designs

Patricia Fernandez

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