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Apr 19, 2023

Calling in the Seabirds

Polihale, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons A tiny Hawaiian island is finally free of invasive rats. Now scientists are trying to coax back lost seabird colonies. Scientists are rebuilding a seabird paradise on Lehua Island, a small, crescent-shaped volcanic cone 35 kilometers west of Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i. Before the arrival of European

Apr 18, 2023

Cities Are Rethinking What Kinds of Trees They’re Planting

U.S. cities are losing some 36 million trees every year, but hardier species can restore their canopies. Kate Wheeling X April 11, 2023 Published in: Next City After a series of winter storms pummeled California this winter, thousands of trees across the state lost their grip on the earth and crashed down into

Apr 6, 2023

As oceans warm, temperate reef species edge closer to extinction, study shows

New research found that most Australian shallow reef species, including fish, corals, seaweeds and invertebrates, experienced population declines over a decade, mainly in response to warming events driven by human-induced climate change. While scientists recorded species decline across Australian waters, some of the most pronounced changes occurred on the temperate reefs of southern

Apr 5, 2023

Protect This Place: Fracking Threatens the Allegheny Plateau and Its Biodiversity

A region historically plagued by industrial pollution is overwhelmed with unconventional oil and gas development. The Place: The Allegheny Plateau is a lower-lying portion of the Appalachian Mountain Range that extends from southern and central New York to northern and western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, northern and western West Virginia, and eastern Kentucky. Why

Apr 4, 2023

Supercharged El Niño Could Speed Up Southern Ocean Warming

Projected changes to El Niño will likely accelerate warming of the deep oceans around the Antarctic, supplying heat that could drive ice loss and sea level rise. When easterly winds weaken over the tropical Pacific Ocean, a string of weather extremes unfolds all over the globe, with impacts ranging from flooding in South