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Biodiversity Risks to Linger at Least a Half Century After Global Temperature Peaks, Study Says

Biodiversity Risks to Linger at Least a Half Century After Global Temperature Peaks, Study Says

Even if global temperatures start to decrease, after peaking this century due to climate change, biodiversity risks are likely to persist for decades, a new study by London’s Global University (UCL) and University of Cape Town researchers finds. The potential impacts on biodiversity were modeled against pre-industrial levels if temperatures increased by more than 2°C […]

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    Dolphins Use New York Harbor as a Feeding Ground, Study Finds

    Dolphins Use New York Harbor as a Feeding Ground, Study Finds

    When you think of the New York Harbor, you might imagine boats, skyscrapers, a noisy traffic on the nearby streets of NYC. What you may not expect to find are dolphins. But according to a newly released study from Wildlife Conservation Society, the New York Harbor is a popular feeding ground for bottlenose dolphins from […]

    Hudson Canyon Proposed as Next National Marine Sanctuary

    Hudson Canyon Proposed as Next National Marine Sanctuary

    President Biden has announced interest in designating the Hudson Canyon, located from the New York/New Jersey Harbor and stretching 400 nautical miles out to the ocean, as the next national marine sanctuary. The Hudson Canyon is the largest underwater canyon in the U.S. side of the Atlantic Ocean, reaching about 2 miles deep and over […]

    World’s Oldest Tree May Be Growing in Chile

    World’s Oldest Tree May Be Growing in Chile

    What is the oldest tree in the world? Up until recently, the record-holder was the “Methuselah” bristlecone pine in California’s White Mountains, which has been dated as 4,852 years old, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. However, a contender from another hemisphere is coming for its crown: an alerce (Fitzroya cupressoides) in Chile known […]

    Could Humans Become Smaller in Response to Climate Change?

    Could Humans Become Smaller in Response to Climate Change?

    Throughout history, species have evolved to adapt to their changing surroundings. Now, with skyrocketing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere and intensifying climate change, some experts believe humans will evolve to better withstand the warming world. Steve Brusatte, a professor of paleontology at the University of Edinburgh, expects humans to shrink for a better chance […]

    After Protests, Paris Says It Won’t Fell Trees Near Eiffel Tower

    After Protests, Paris Says It Won’t Fell Trees Near Eiffel Tower

    The city of Paris will not move forward with a plan to clear more than 40 trees near the Eiffel Tower.  The plan to redevelop the tower area in time for the 2024 Olympics would have created tourist facilities near the famous landmark but also reduced traffic and increased green space. However, Parisians were concerned […]