"The birds that people find charismatic and lovable are the ones living in the areas being deforested and dried out as the planet warms."
Oct. 8, 2020 • ~7 min
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New findings suggest that "entering into a hibernation-like state is not a relatively new type of adaptation. It is an ancient one."
Sept. 9, 2020 • ~8 min
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New research looking at fossil pollen samples serves "as a dire warning about the vulnerability of natural systems to extinction."
Aug. 27, 2020 • ~8 min
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"What we do to deal with the current extinction crisis in the next two decades will define the fate of millions of species."
June 4, 2020 • ~9 min
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Long-used approaches for reconstructing evolutionary paths, or "trees of life," are deeply flawed, say researchers in a new paper.
April 17, 2020 • ~6 min
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201 million year ago, climate change wiped out nearly half of the species on Earth. New research shows volcanic CO2 emissions played a direct role.
April 14, 2020 • ~4 min
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The decline of quokkas in Australia has been somewhat of a mystery, but resarcehers have a suspect. Invasive species, and foxes in particular.
April 7, 2020 • ~4 min
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