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coral reef at the Palmerston Atoll

Rapid CO2 cuts could allow some cool-water corals to adapt to global warming

Some of the world’s most diverse coral reefs are found in cooler parts of the tropics. These corals may be able to adapt to rising temperatures if... Read More

Marine life | Nov 1. 2017.
Greater bamboo lemur, here resting on a giant bamboo, CREDIT Jukka Jernvall

Climate change threatens the survival of Madagascar’s bamboo lemurs

Climate change could threaten the food supply of bamboo lemurs, new research finds, leaving the animals vulnerable to starvation. ... Read More

Wildlife | Oct 26. 2017.
Loggerhead turtles in the Mediterranean

In-depth: How will climate change affect animal sex ratios?

From habitat loss to extreme weather events, the world’s wildlife faces a list of challenges as a result of climate change. ... Read More

Wildlife | Oct 23. 2017.
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.
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