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Severe Drought, Heat Upended Research This Summer
Researchers scramble to adapt as bouts of severe heat and aridity increasingly become the norm.
Severe Drought, Heat Upended Research This Summer
Severe Drought, Heat Upended Research This Summer

Researchers scramble to adapt as bouts of severe heat and aridity increasingly become the norm.

Researchers scramble to adapt as bouts of severe heat and aridity increasingly become the norm.

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Climate Change Prematurely Ages Lizards Before They’re Born
Amanda Heidt | Aug 9, 2022 | 2 min read
Lizards born to parents that experienced persistent heat had shortened telomeres, a genetic weathering that typically happens with age but can also be exacerbated by stress.
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Warm-Water Species Remain 5 Years Post-Heatwave
Erica Nielsen and Sam Walkes | Oct 7, 2021 | 4 min read
Five years after largest marine heatwave on record hit northern California coast, many warm-water species have stuck around.
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Arctic Swelters Under 38 °C Heat Wave
Amanda Heidt | Jun 24, 2020 | 2 min read
The possibly record-breaking temps follow the warmest winter on record in the region.
Thousands of Australian Animals Die in Unprecedented Heatwave
Jef Akst | Jan 17, 2019 | 2 min read
Freshwater fish suffer from low levels of oxygen in the country’s rivers, while bats are unable to survive the extreme air temperatures.
Ocean Heat Wave Wreaked Havoc on Great Barrier Reef
Ashley Yeager | Apr 18, 2018 | 2 min read
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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