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Image Gallery: Amazing Photos by Ecologists
bmc photos, stingless bee
August 3rd, 2015
A recent photo contest highlights images captured by ecologists in the field.
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Dire Climate Warning by NASA Scientist Raises Questions
a glacier in southern Greenland.
July 21st, 2015
NASA's former climate chief finds the world's current climate goal may not prevent catastrophic losses from rising seas, ocean temperatures and changes in weather. But the extreme nature of his projections has some scientists questioning the study.
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Wild Beauty: Winning Ecology Photos Feature Sunbirds and Zebras
bmc photos, waterlilies in madagascar
August 3rd, 2015
The winning photos from a recent ecology photo contest prove that Mother Nature is always ready for her close-up.
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Record Hot First Half May Herald Warmest Year Yet
Global surface temperature differences map
July 20th, 2015
June 2015 was the warmest June on record, and there's a good chance 2015 will be the warmest year.
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Climate Change Sparks Turbulence in Aviation Industry (Op-Ed)
Rows of chairs at an airport gate
July 2nd, 2015
As temperatures warm, so do runways, with troubling results.
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Crops and Climate: Plants Will Suffer as Earth Warms (Op-Ed)
Wagga Wagga drought, la nina, el niño, weather
June 10th, 2015
Global warming isn't going to help crops — in fact, in most countries it will destroy them.
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Polar Bear Awes with Record-Breaking Dive
The male polar bear.
July 28th, 2015
Polar bears are known to be excellent swimmers, but new research suggests that they are also superb divers.
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Complex Cirrus Clouds Seen in 3D from Space
Terra satellite cirrus clouds
July 16th, 2015
Surprisingly complicated cirrus clouds are seen by a satellite and by a scientific instrument aboard the ISS, matching data to a high-flying view.
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Real Climate Change as World Does More Than 'Show Up' (Op-Ed)
view of Earth and cloud cover
June 23rd, 2015
The climate may change for the better if nations continue to ramp up efforts.
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