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By David Salt, Brian Walker / On July 27th, 2016

A few weeks ago the world learnt of the disappearance of the Bramble Cay melomys, a small Australian rodent only known to occur on a tiny coral cay off the northern tip of Australia. The finding is noted in a...

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By Praveen Buddiga, Katrina Peters / On May 3rd, 2016

Climate change is hurting our health — right here and right now. As practicing physicians, we see the impacts on our patients.

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By Rebecca Wodder / On March 30th, 2016

We live in challenging times. The shocks and stresses of global warming affect every community in one form or another. Rising seas and storm surges swamp coastal communities. Floods and droughts of biblical proportions are visited on city dwellers and...

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By Edward Struzik / On November 24th, 2015

Ted Schuur has spent the better part of his career making the connection between climate change and wildfires that are burning an increasing amount of land in Alaska and in sub-Arctic and Arctic forests around the world. So the Northern Arizona...

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By Laurie Mazur / On November 12th, 2015

Last month, in a case that sent shivers through corporate America, a former peanut-company executive was sentenced to 28 years in prison for his role in a deadly salmonella outbreak. The executive, Stewart Parnell, knowingly shipped contaminated peanut...

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By Laurie Mazur / On September 22nd, 2015

This week, Pope Francis is making his first visit ever to the U.S., and there is plenty of speculation about what he will say.

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By Jason Leppig / On May 11th, 2015

A new report that highlights specific examples of climate adaptation in the Midwest published this [last?] week in partnership with National Wildlife Federation. Informed by the data of Climate...

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By Worldwatch Institute / On April 15th, 2015

Reposted from the Worldwatch Institute's blog with permission. What questions are being overlooked or underappreciated...

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By Meghan Bartels / On April 3rd, 2015

A drought- and disease-resistant wheat variety growing in Pakistan.

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By Biohabitats / On January 28th, 2015

By 2080, the burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) could lose 77% of its breeding range.

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