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Following the ultimate goal of the Paris Agreement would benefit plants and animals around the world, according to a new study.

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A study of 686 fish and invertebrates predicts that some animals will have to shift more than 1,000 kilometers to stay within tolerable temperatures.

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The 20-year project calls into question the conventional wisdom about the role plants will play in mitigating future climate change.

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Image of the Day: Sad Clownfish?

By The Scientist Staff | April 19, 2018

Climate change is bleaching sea anemones, and it’s stressing out the clownfish that live in them.

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Ocean Heat Wave Wreaked Havoc on Great Barrier Reef

By Ashley Yeager | April 18, 2018

Not only did many corals die in recent years, but some were actually killed by the hotter temperatures themselves, rather than bleaching.

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The alterations have been greater under rapidly-climbing global temperatures, suggesting key ecological relationships could be disrupted in the future.

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Image of the Day: Coral on Acid

By The Scientist Staff | March 16, 2018

Researchers exposed a coral reef to carbonated water to study the effects of ocean acidification.

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A new study counters the popular theory that after Mount Toba blew its top 74,000 years ago, humans almost went extinct.

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EPA’s Scott Pruitt Doesn’t Buy Evolution

By Kerry Grens | March 5, 2018

In audio files from 2005, the future Administrator of the EPA said there’s a lack of “sufficient scientific facts” to back the theory.

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Ten-Minute Sabbatical

By The Scientist Staff | February 1, 2018

Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.

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