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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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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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Global Forest Estimate Rises 9 Percent

By Aggie Mika | May 15, 2017

Dryland biomes are covered in at least 40 percent more forest than previously estimated.

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Plant Biologist Killed in Ethiopian Protest

By Kerry Grens | October 6, 2016

Stone throwers hit the car Sharon Gray was riding in while visiting the country for a meeting.

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Adapting to Elevated CO2

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | September 1, 2015

High carbon dioxide levels can irreversibly rev up a cyanobacterium’s ability to fix nitrogen over the long term, a study finds.

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Behavior Brief

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | April 28, 2014

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Northern Exposure

By Jef Akst | March 1, 2014

Researchers are using snowdrifts to artificially warm Arctic tundra during winter and finding that more carbon is released from the soil than plants can soak up from the atmosphere.

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Can CO2 Help Grow Rainforests?

By Edyta Zielinska | April 24, 2013

Researchers in the Amazon are measuring how much carbon dioxide fertilizes the rainforest.

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Opinion: Evolving CO2-Hungry Crops

By Lewis H. Ziska and Mark Howden | December 4, 2012

Breeding plants that can convert more carbon dioxide to food could help feed a growing population.

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Record High for Greenhouse Gases

By Beth Marie Mole | November 21, 2012

The World Meteorological Organization finds that the atmospheric gases behind climate change reached a new record high in 2011.

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