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The human imperative of stabilizing global climate change at 1.5°C – Science Magazine

The need to stabilize global climate Climate change will be the greatest threat to humanity and global ecosystems in the coming years, and there is a pressing need to understand and communicate the impacts of warming, across the perspectives of…

Why Russia is ambivalent about global warming – The Economist

FIRST CAME fires that turned the Siberian skies into a wall of solid smoke stretching for thousands of kilometres. Then came a drought that sucked the Lena river nearly dry, leaving boats marooned in the mud. It has been an…

Fruit flies’ microbiomes shape their evolution

(University of Pennsylvania) In just five generations, an altered microbiome can lead to genome-wide evolution in fruit flies, according to new research led researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. ‘The fact that we can see this effect in experiments done over such a short time scale suggests that the magnitude of the fitness effects the microbes have is incredible,’ says Schmidt.

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Q&A: Pulitzer winner on the ‘disconnect’ in coastal adaptation

The journalist Gilbert Gaul has two attributes that make him uniquely qualified to write about the threat of climate change to the U.S. coast. He’s won two Pulitzer Prizes, and he’s spent most of his life living in New Jersey.

Hiding in plain sight

(Washington University in St. Louis) Early rice growers unwittingly gave barnyard grass a big hand, helping to give root to a rice imitator that is now considered one of the world’s worst agricultural weeds. The new research from biologist Kenneth Olsen in Arts & Sciences is published this week in Nature Ecology & Evolution.

Why Russia is ambivalent about climate change – The Economist

The first in a series of articles on the impact of global warming on the world FIRST CAME fires that turned the Siberian skies into a wall of solid smoke stretching for thousands of kilometres. Then came a drought that…