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Weddell Seal Moms Sacrifice Their Diving Capacity to Provide Iron to Their Pups

Weddell seals, which are excellent divers, during lactation provide so much iron to their pups that the mothers then dramatically limit their own diving and underwater foraging capabilities.

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Experts Warn That Climate Change and Increasing Populations are Threatening the Resilience of UK Wastewater Infrastructure

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth have examined the dynamic changes in the resilience of UK wastewater treatment works, now known as Water Resource Recovery Facilities (WRRFs), and discovered that environmental stressors are increasing the potential for pollution events.

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New Study Calculates Retreat of Glacier Edges in Alaska’s Kenai Fjords National Park

As glaciers worldwide retreat due to climate change, managers of national parks need to know what’s on the horizon to prepare for the future.

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Tepary Beans Offer Producers A Low-Input, Climate-Resilient Legume Alternative

The ancient crop provides flavor for humans and forage for livestock.

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Common Weed May Be ‘Super Plant’ That Holds Key to Drought-Resistant Crops

A common weed harbors important clues about how to create drought resistant crops in a world beset by climate change.

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Monarch Butterflies Facing Battle For Survival, Experts Say

Texas A&M AgriLife entomologists explain the factors behind the endangered pollinators' population decline.

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The Global Map of Aridity

Precipitation alone does not properly characterize vegetation water stresses.

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HKU Marine Scientists Unveil Sea Urchin’s Secret to Surviving Marine Heatwaves

Global ocean temperatures are increasing due to climate change, exposing ecosystems to extreme temperatures called marine heatwaves (MHWs), which can increase the temperature of marine waters by 5°C higher than normal in summer. 

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Less Rain in the Forest: Amazon Even More Vulnerable Than Previously Thought

For every three trees dying from drought in the Amazon rainforest, a fourth tree – even though not directly affected – will die, too. 

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NASA Data on Plant ‘Sweating’ Could Help Predict Wildfire Severity

A new study uses data from the ECOSTRESS instrument aboard the space station to better understand why some parts of a wildfire burn more intensely than others.

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