Chimpanzees in volatile habitats evolved to behave more flexibly – it could help them weather climate change
As in humans, environmental changes provoked chimpanzees to develop a diverse range of behaviours.
Sept. 15, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: evolution climate-change human-evolution forests grasslands savanna behaviour
Restoring former prairies that have been plowed under for farming delivers land, wildlife and climate benefits. But a new study finds that the weather plays a surprising role.
June 5, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: climate-change ecology rainfall prairies grasslands ecosystem-recovery weather us-midwest weeds precipitation native-plants restoration-ecology
Animals large and small once covered North America's prairies – and in some places, they could again
North America's prairies once were home to millions of wild animals. Today, most of that land is farmed or developed, but some grasslands have never been plowed and could be rewilded.
Tags: birds nebraska wildlife wildlife-conservation kansas prairies bison prairie-dogs grasslands antelope montana wildlife-migration ecosystem-recovery
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