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Climactic Change

Climate change is no longer an open question—for researchers today, it's a baseline assumption. How these changes will impact ecosystems, public health, and our future are now the questions we need to ask.

Climate change is destroying ancient murals in Texas

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This group is racing to preserve what's left

Alan Thompson

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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Dark money foreign investments may bankroll deforestation and overfishing

Cassie Freund, Wake Forest University

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These corals love the warming oceans

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Gina Mantica, Tufts University

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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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Rising seas are threatening historical sites around the world

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As climate change encroaches, our heritage is drowning

Patty Hamrick, New York University

How farmers on the Great Plains are changing the local climate

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Ellen Stuart-Haëntjens, 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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We need chemicals for daily life, but seem to feel 'apocalypse fatigue' around their dangers

Anna Robuck, University of Rhode Island

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

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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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Is light pollution changing how plants do – and don't – grow?

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Plants depend on cycles of light. Now, they're always on

Kylla Benes, Ecology

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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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Can Hawaii's waterfall-climbing fish survive when mountain rains change?

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O'opu make extreme treks to breed that depend on stable climate conditions

Alison Nugent, University of Hawaii

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Life is evolving through a hurricane of human pollution

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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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Want to know where hard-to-find squid live? Ask their predators

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Look, sometimes you need to "offload water" from a giant albatross...for science

Rebecca Flynn, University of Rhode Island