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More than half of the world’s land may have passed the threshold that threatens long-term sustainable development, researchers report.

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Cetacean Cacophony

By | September 1, 2013

Seafloor seismometers record hundreds of thousands of fin whale calls, allowing marine geophysicists to track the elusive marine mammals.

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Hearing Whales

By | September 1, 2013

A geophysicist stumbled on a way to track elusive fin whales with seismometers.

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Ants Climb as Weather Warms

By | March 26, 2013

Rising temperatures allow one mountain ant to climb higher, displacing a related species and possibly upsetting plant ecology.

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Opinion: Biodiversity Impacts Humanity

By | February 20, 2013

Increasing evidence suggests that loss of Earth’s biological diversity will compromise our planet’s ability to provide the goods and services societies need to prosper.

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Online Map of Life

By | May 11, 2012

An interactive web tool that allows users to visualize world-wide species distributions is now available on the Web.

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