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    Which Mammals Can Best Survive Climate Change?

    Which Mammals Can Best Survive Climate Change?

    With the world experiencing more extreme weather due to climate change, landscapes are being altered and ecosystems are having to respond quickly. So which species are going to struggle and which are going to fare relatively well as extended droughts, heavy rains and floods reshape the world’s terrain? In a new study, biologists Christie Le […]

    How to Destroy a ‘Forever Chemical’ – Scientists Are Discovering (Slowly) Ways to Eliminate PFAS

    How to Destroy a ‘Forever Chemical’ – Scientists Are Discovering (Slowly) Ways to Eliminate PFAS

    By A. Daniel Jones and Hui Li PFAS chemicals seemed like a good idea at first. As Teflon, they made pots easier to clean starting in the 1940s. They made jackets waterproof and carpets stain-resistant. Food wrappers, firefighting foam, even makeup seemed better with perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Then tests started detecting PFAS in people’s […]

    Bumblebees Increasingly Stressed by Climate Change Over Past 100 Years, Study Finds

    Bumblebees Increasingly Stressed by Climate Change Over Past 100 Years, Study Finds

    Bumblebees are larger than honeybees and, while they collect and store nectar from flowers to consume themselves, they do not convert nectar into honey like honeybees. Bumblebees are essential pollinators for many wildflowers and agricultural crops like sunflowers, cranberries, blueberries and tomatoes. Two contemporaneous papers examining bumblebee populations in the UK were recently published by […]

    Emerald Green Hummingbird Deemed ‘Lost to Science’ Reemerges in Colombia

    Emerald Green Hummingbird Deemed ‘Lost to Science’ Reemerges in Colombia

    By Liz Kimbrough In the mountains of Colombia, an experienced bird-watcher saw an iridescent flash of blue and green. “A hummingbird caught my attention. I got out my binoculars and was shocked to see that it was a Santa Marta sabrewing,” Yurgen Vega said. “This sighting was a complete surprise, but a very welcome one.” […]

    Atlantic Hurricane Season (Unofficially) Starting Earlier, Study Finds

    Atlantic Hurricane Season (Unofficially) Starting Earlier, Study Finds

    Tropical storms are increasingly forming and making landfall before the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season as ocean temperatures warm, a new study published in Nature Communications finds. The study’s publication comes as NOAA considers moving the official June 1 start date up to May 15. As reported by The Washington Post: The start date is […]