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Could Condors Return to Northern California?
September 20, 2017 03:21 PM - American Ornithological Society Publications Office

A study of lead exposure indicates condors could one day return to Northern California.

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New Model of Climate-Change Effects on Coffee Availability and Bee Pollinators
September 12, 2017 10:21 AM - Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Areas in Latin America suitable for growing coffee face predicted declines of 73-88 percent by 2050. However, diversity in bee species may save the day, even if many species in cool highland regions are lost as the climate warms. The research, co-authored by David Roubik, senior scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, will be published in an early online Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences edition between Sept. 11-15.

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Lizard blizzard survivors tell story of natural selection

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

An unusually cold winter in the U.S. in 2014 took a toll on the green anole lizard, a tree-dwelling creature common to the southeastern United States. A new study offers a rare view of natural selection in this species, showing how the lizard survivors at the southernmost part of their range in Texas came to be more like their cold-adapted counterparts further north.

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