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Clouds rolling into a Himalayan Valley in the afternoon, a view from Yala Glacier basecamp, Nepal.

Limiting global warming to 1.5C could save two-thirds of Asia’s glacier ice

Keeping global temperature rise to no more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels could ensure that two-thirds of the ice stored in Asia's... Read More

Glaciers | Sep 13. 2017.
Latte coffee art. Vintage color effect, top view. Selective focus

Coffee faces dual threat of farmland loss and bee decline in a warmer climate

Trouble could be brewing for the Latin American coffee industry, new research warns, as it faces losses in suitable farmland and declines in important... Read More

Food and farming | Sep 11. 2017.
An assortment of specimens from the Smithsonian's National Parasite Collection at the National Museum of Natural History. The National Parasite Collection holds millions of parasite specimens in connection with information about their geographic distribution. The research team drew on this collection to analyze the impact of climate change on parasites.

Climate change could drive a third of parasites to extinction by 2070

As many as one in three parasites could become extinct as a result of climate change by 2070, new research suggests. ... Read More

Wildlife | Sep 6. 2017.

Climate change is shifting Kodiak bear feeding habits, study says

The classic image of brown bears catching salmon in freshwater streams may become less common because of climate change, a new study suggests. ... Read More

Wildlife | Aug 21. 2017.
Everglades National Park dead trees and grasses.

Ecosystems facing 'double whammy' due to increasing impacts of drought

Trees and plants across the world are increasingly in “recovery mode” after a drought, a new study says, and they’re taking longer to bounce... Read More

Drought | Aug 9. 2017.
J3YNRW Male Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) perched on a branch feeding on a caterpillar in the Brecon Beacons, Wales, UK

Migrating birds can’t keep up with an earlier spring in a changing climate

Migrating birds might not be able to fly home fast enough to meet shifts in springtime in Europe driven by climate change, new research suggests. ... Read More

Wildlife | Aug 7. 2017.
Fiji Banded Iguana (Brachylophus fasciatus)

Rising seas threaten scores of species on Pacific islands with extinction

The Chuuk flying fox. The Black-spotted Cuscus. The Fijian crested iguana. The Mariana skink. The greater monkey-faced bat. Poncelet’s giant rat. ... Read More

Wildlife | Jul 13. 2017.
Minke whale

Factcheck: Whale strandings and offshore windfarms

Last Saturday, two dead whales washed up on the coast of Suffolk, in eastern England, and a third was spotted floating at sea. ... Read More

Factchecks | May 26. 2017.
African penguins on the sandy beach. African penguin ( Spheniscus demersus) also known as the jackass penguin and black-footed penguin. Boulders colony. Cape Town. South Africa

Climate change and fishing lay ‘ecological trap’ for African penguins

Climate change and commercial fishing are luring endangered African penguins into an “ecological trap” that threatens their survival, a new study... Read More

Marine life | Feb 9. 2017.
Willow warbler

Double threat to UK's birds and butterflies from climate change and land use

In the UK, rising temperatures are making life increasingly uncomfortable for species of wildlife better adapted to cooler climes. A new study offers... Read More

Wildlife | Jan 11. 2017.
A scientist studies the mosquitos that transmit the Zika virus.

Zika outbreak ‘fuelled by’ El Niño and climate change

The combination of a strong El Niño event and human-caused climate change created optimal conditions for the recent outbreak of the Zika virus in... Read More

Public health | Dec 19. 2016.
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