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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.

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, University at Buffalo

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Reducing agricultural carbon emissions will be good for the planet and our stomachs

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From soil microbes to factory farming, the Green New Deal could radically improve our food system

Lauren Sara McKee, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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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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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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From precipitation to the carbon cycle to natural disasters, the outliers are now the norm.

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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'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 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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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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To predict the future of Southern California's seas, scientists are looking to the past

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The west's dramatic coastlines have masked rising tides, but that doesn’t mean the future is dry

Elisa Bonnin, University of Washington

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

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Daniel Ackerman, University of Minnesota

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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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Alaska's oilfield has been subtly changing the state's environment for decades. Will Congress notice?

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A new study reveals decades of cumulative change at an oilfield where caribou raise their young

Julia York, University of Texas at Austin

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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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