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Genetic Shift in Salmon

By Cristina Luiggi | July 12, 2012

A new study finds that an Alaskan population of the fish has quickly evolved in response to warming temperatures.

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War-born Climate Change

By Edyta Zielinska | July 3, 2012

A nuclear war could have profound effects on crops yields around the world, according to a new study.

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Sweet Smell of Success

By Karen Hopkin | July 1, 2012

With persistence and pluck, Leslie Vosshall managed to snatch insect odorant receptors from the jaws of experimental defeat.

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EPA to Regulate Greenhouse Emissions

By Edyta Zielinska | June 28, 2012

A federal appeals court upholds the Environmental Protection Agency’s right to regulate air pollution under the Clean Air Act.

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Mixed Report for Oiled Salt Marshes

By Ed Yong | June 25, 2012

Louisiana’s salt marshes are recovering from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but some areas have been irreversibly lost.

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The Gigapixel Camera

By Cristina Luiggi | June 22, 2012

A single camera unit can capture a moment in time at a mind-boggling resolution.

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“Extinct” Toad Rediscovered

By Edyta Zielinska | June 21, 2012

A yellow-bellied dwarf toad, last sighted in 1876, is rediscovered in Sri Lanka.

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West Coast Marine Threat

By Cristina Luiggi | June 18, 2012

Rising ocean acidity along the California coast may wreak havoc in the region’s oyster populations.

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The Ecology of Fear

By Edyta Zielinska | June 15, 2012

Grasshoppers in fear of predation die with less nitrogen in their bodies than unstressed grasshoppers, which can affect soil ecology.

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A Greener Arctic

By Edyta Zielinska | June 11, 2012

Algal blooms are appearing under the ice in the Arctic Ocean in areas thought to receive too little light to support photosynthetic life.

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