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A bdelloid rotifer feeding on algae and other microorganisms, seen under a microscope. Eduardo Baena / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Scientists in Russia have revived a bdelloid rotifer — a type of multicellular microorganism that's accustomed to wet environments — after the invertebrate spent 24,000 years frozen 11 feet beneath the Siberian permafrost.

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Linda Lucas and her granddaughter Lilly Malinowski plant tomatoes in the shadow of GenOns Cheswick Power Station, which still burns coal to produce 637 megawatts of electricity, on June 7, 2021 in Cheswick, Pennsylvania. Scientists reported that despite a year-long pause in much of the economy due to the COVID-19 pandemic, levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide reached the highest levels since accurate measurements began 63 years ago. Jeff Swensen / Getty Images

Last month, EcoWatch reported that atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels this year were expected to climb to beyond 2019 levels, despite falling during the pandemic. Now we know just how much.

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You can't discount the importance of your gut health. Research shows that the microbiome within your digestive system has a disproportionate impact on how well your whole body functions.

Unfortunately, bad diets, the overuse of antibiotics, and other stressors mean many of our digestive systems are in trouble. Probiotic supplements claim to solve this problem by replenishing your gut with the healthy bacteria it needs for optimal functioning. Here, we'll analyze the popular probiotic brand Seed to determine whether its supplements are worth taking.

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A caribou in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on July 3, 2019. Danielle Brigida / CC BY 2.0

The Department of the Interior on Tuesday suspended oil and gas leases in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge until a comprehensive analysis can determine the environmental impact of drilling in the area.

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A Royal Bengal tiger swims in an enclosure at the Bangladesh National Zoo on Sept. 22, 2020. Zabed Hasnain Chowdhury / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images

Police arrested Habib Talukder — nicknamed Tiger Habib — on Saturday morning after searching for the tiger poaching suspect for nearly two decades, the Dhaka Tribune reports.

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Endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi National Park, Uganda. Paul Souders / DigitalVision / Getty Images
Mountain gorillas are still listed as an endangered species, but conservation efforts in Central Africa have been hugely successful in helping dwindling populations bounce back.
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The rate of change ecosystems are experiencing today is at least equal to what it was at its peak, just after the last ice age, a new study finds. Ricardo Beliel / Brazil Photos / LightRocket via Getty Images

New research published May 20, 2021 in Science found that humans have stressed plant ecosystems more severely, and for longer, than previously thought.

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Ekom Waterfall in a rainforest in Cameroon, Africa. antoineede / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Aptly called, "Earth's lungs," the planet's two largest swaths of rainforest, in Amazonia and Africa, suck up 15 percent of all carbon dioxide emissions produced by humans. These ecosystems are essential for carbon sequestration and therefore curbing climate change, and while the Amazon rainforest has been the subject of mountains of research, scientists are just now beginning to understand how rainforests in Central and Western Africa respond to small changes in climate — and it's good news.

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