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We modelled the effects of climate change on Kenya’s Tana River Basin – The Conversation Africa

Kenya’s Tana River – the longest in the country – snakes through a river basin which encompasses a huge range of ecosystems, from lush forests along the upper reaches of the river on the slopes of Mount Kenya to dry…

New exhibit seeks to explain climate change, how to arrest it – The Times of Israel

Confused about climate change? Befuddled by terms such as greenhouse gas, biodiversity and ecosystems? Want to be part of saving the planet? Then head to Tel Aviv University’s Steinhardt Museum of Natural History to see “It’s Warming Up: The Climate,…

Southeastern US herbaria digitize three million specimens, now freely available online

(Botanical Society of America) The National Science Foundation recently provided funding to over 100 herbaria across the Southeast U.S. to digitize more than three million plant specimens collected by botanists and naturalists across the country. Researchers tracked the speed and productivity of staff and students who handled the specimens, from the collection drawers to online repositories, to provide institutions with a framework to better determine the time and money needed to digitize remaining collections.

DNA duplication linked to the origin and evolution of pine trees and their relatives

(Florida Museum of Natural History) A new study shows that DNA duplication has been vitally important throughout the evolutionary history of gymnosperms, a diverse group of seed plants that includes pines, cypresses, sequoias, ginkgos and cycads.

Forum: We must heed wake-up calls on climate change – Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Larry L. White Record breaking temperatures in Oregon and New England, excessive drought in California, and huge wildfires in the West are all being blamed on climate change. I’ve also talked to people in Finland and Russia who told me that…

Greenpeace Has Become Another Branch Of The UK Government

Have a look at this video footage of enviro loon activists blockading a McDonald’s meat plant in the UK. Do you smell a rat? I do. Around 100 protesters have set up a blockade at what they say is the…

How Is Climate Change Impacting Coffee? sprudge.com – Sprudge

There is perhaps no greater existential threat to coffee—and the world at large—than climate change. Though its mere existence has become inexplicable political fodder, the fact remains that climate change is real and humans have played a significant role in…

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