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After One of the Country’s Worst Wildfires WWF Australia is Preparing for a Year of Renewal

2020 was a sad summer to look back on for conservationists in Australia—it was one of the worst seasons for bushfires in history destroyed millions of acres of the country. But already there are reasons to hope, as WWF, the world’s largest independent conservation organization, looks to build on the remarkable response they received to help […]

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Ancient blanket made with 11,500 turkey feathers

New research sheds light on the production of an 800-year-old turkey feather blanket and explores the economic and cultural aspects of raising turkeys to supply feathers in the ancient Southwest.

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SEA-LEVEL RISE: Miami Beach plans an underwater park

For those with vivid imagination, climate change in South Florida could follow a B-grade film script, the kind of pulse-pounding, get-out-of-the-water screamer found on Netflix after Thanksgiving dinner.

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SEA-LEVEL RISE: Miami Beach plans an underwater park

For those with vivid imagination, climate change in South Florida could follow a B-grade film script, the kind of pulse-pounding, get-out-of-the-water screamer found on Netflix after Thanksgiving dinner.

Offshore submarine freshwater discovery raises hopes for islands worldwide

(University of Hawaii at Manoa) Twice as much freshwater is stored offshore of Hawai’i Island than previously thought, revealed a University of Hawai’i study with important implications for volcanic islands around the world. An extensive reservoir of freshwater within the submarine southern flank of the Hualālai aquifer was mapped by researchers with Hawai’i EPSCoR ‘Ike Wai project, showing a way in which substantial volumes of freshwater are transported from onshore to offshore submarine aquifers along the coast of Hawai’i Island.

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Trump’s Legacy Will Live On In The Great American Outdoors Act

To the surprise of most Americans and the consternation of many in the “mainstream” media, Vice President Mike Pence highlighted the Trump Administration’s environmental record during the recent VP debate. Citing the president’s signing of the historic bill, Mr. Pence…

Elephant genetics guide conservation

A large-scale study of African elephant genetics in Tanzania reveals the history of elephant populations, how they interact, and what areas may be critical to conserve in order to preserve genetic diversity of the species.

‘Oasis effect’ in urban parks could contribute to greenhouse gas emissions

Following a year of on-site analyses at a Phoenix-area park, hydrologists identified that the park showed what meteorologists call the ‘oasis effect,’ a microclimate that is cooler than a surrounding dry area due to the evaporation of a water source.

Health trade-offs for wildlife as urbanization expands

City living appears to improve reproductive success for migratory tree swallows compared to breeding in more environmentally protected areas, a new five-year study suggests. But urban life comes with a big trade-off – health hazards linked to poorer water quality.