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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?

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

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How do you protect animals that move seamlessly between jurisdictions?

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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While Congress does nothing, New York City passed its own climate legislation

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With the Green New Deal stalled, cities are stepping up with their own

Greta Moran

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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Ancient plankton have climate data hidden in their shells

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Elisa Bonnin, University of Washington

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These corals love the warming oceans

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Gina Mantica, Tufts University

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Climate change is rotting away Greenland's cultural heritage

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Archaeologists are moving as fast as they can, but the past is slipping away

Julie Hollis, Government of Greenland

Climate is getting more extreme in every possible way

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Coleman Harris, Vanderbilt University

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After Hurricane Florence, North Carolina's water quality will go down the toilet

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Anna Robuck, University of Rhode Island

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How to be a better tourist? Look to the Galápagos

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Tourism accounts for 8 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. We can do more to limit our footprint, carbon and cultural

Jenny Howard, Wake Forest University

It looks like microbes can help clean up mining pollution

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Rose Jones, Bigelow Laboratory of Ocean Science

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Coal ash contains lead, arsenic, and mercury – and it's mostly unregulated

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Laura Mast, Georgia Institute of Technology

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Tree-murdering fungi and insects increasingly contribute to climate change

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Ellen, Virginia Commonwealth University

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'Being Ecological' is a book with admirable aims and a tangled execution

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Prioritizing data over action can be counterproductive – but so is a muddled message

Cassie Freund, Wake Forest University

How farmers on the Great Plains are changing the local climate

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Ellen, Virginia Commonwealth University

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Tropical rainforests may be near a tipping point beyond our control

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Michael Graw, Oregon State University

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Why don't Americans care about chemicals?

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Anna Robuck, University of Rhode Island

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Can corals be saved? The key may be in their microbes

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Maite Ghazaleh Bucher, University of Georgia

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Low doses of contaminants, long ignored, can have vast consequences

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Scientists found cocaine – and a lot of other chemicals – in Minnesota snow

Anna Robuck, University of Rhode Island

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What does California's future look like? Scientists asked trees

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Daniel Ackerman, University of Minnesota

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It's time to stop excluding people with disabilities from science

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You can be a great scientist without being able to carry a 50-pound backpack out of a cave

Gabriela Serrato Marks, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Pollution and climate change hurt children most of all

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Renee Salas, Massachusetts General Hospital

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How Saharan dust can influence health all the way in Florida

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Maite Ghazaleh Bucher, University of Georgia

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What ancient corn farmers can teach us about engineering crops for climate change

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Gabriela Serrato Marks, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Life is evolving through a hurricane of human pollution

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Animals are adapting to pollutants in surprising and often costly ways

Brittney Borowiec, McMaster University

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We know how to fight wildfires effectively. Why don't we do it?

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Michael Graw, Oregon State University

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We've poured thousands of manmade chemicals into the ocean. Now they're mixing in unpredictable ways.

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We're just starting to learn about the effects of POP soup and what we can do about it.

Anna Robuck, University of Rhode Island