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Infographic: How to Predict If a Species Is At Risk
Infographic: How to Predict If a Species Is At Risk
To calculate the likelihood that organisms will be harmed by climate change, researchers estimate their exposure, sensitivity, and ability to adapt to new conditions.
Infographic: How to Predict If a Species Is At Risk
Infographic: How to Predict If a Species Is At Risk

To calculate the likelihood that organisms will be harmed by climate change, researchers estimate their exposure, sensitivity, and ability to adapt to new conditions.

To calculate the likelihood that organisms will be harmed by climate change, researchers estimate their exposure, sensitivity, and ability to adapt to new conditions.

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Climate Change Research Gets Closer to Nature
Climate Change Research Gets Closer to Nature
Ruth Williams | Jul 1, 2018
Researchers devise more-realistic means of forecasting the effects of climate change on complex marine ecosystems.
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2018
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Infographic: Ocean Mesocosms
Infographic: Ocean Mesocosms
Ruth Williams | Jul 1, 2018
How one research team studies the effects of ocean conditions on marine life
Rivers and Streams Compose Much More of Earth's Surface Than Thought
Rivers and Streams Compose Much More of Earth's Surface Than Thought
Shawna Williams | Jun 28, 2018
A new estimate bumps up the area previously estimated to be covered by running water by more than 40 percent.
Africa’s Oldest Baobab Trees Are Dying Suddenly
Africa’s Oldest Baobab Trees Are Dying Suddenly
Catherine Offord | Jun 12, 2018
Although more evidence is needed to pin down a cause, researchers suspect that climate change is to blame.
Image of the Day: Water Flea
Image of the Day: Water Flea
Sukanya Charuchandra | May 29, 2018
A species of water flea in northern Belgium that helps keep algae in check is growing smaller and less abundant in urbanized areas. 
Great Barrier Reef Experienced Five Massive Die-Offs in 30,000 Years
Great Barrier Reef Experienced Five Massive Die-Offs in 30,000 Years
Catherine Offord | May 28, 2018
The reef has bounced back from “death events” in the past, but that doesn’t mean it will be resilient over the next few decades.
Image of the Day: White Weasel
Image of the Day: White Weasel
Sukanya Charuchandra | May 28, 2018
In Poland, researchers are observing fewer white-coated weasels as the snow melts a little earlier every year, leaving the animals exposed to predators.    
Conservation Biologist Ben Collen Dies of Bone Cancer
Conservation Biologist Ben Collen Dies of Bone Cancer
Shawna Williams | May 22, 2018
The University College London researcher investigated how environmental pressures affect animals.