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For early amphibians, a new lifestyle meant a new spine

(University of Pennsylvania) A new study led by Penn paleontologist Aja Carter documents distinct patterns in how early amphibians’ spines evolved. Certain modifications, the research team found, correlated with the animals’ habitat: terrestrial or aquatic.

Human behavior must be factored into climate change analyses

(Cornell University) A new Cornell University-led study examines how temperature affects fishing behavior and catches among inland fisher households in Cambodia, with important implications for understanding climate change.

Warming Trends: Climate Refugees, Ocean Benefits and Tropical Species Moving North – InsideClimate News

Natural and Climate-Related Disasters Create The Most Refugees  Over 12 million people around the world have been pushed out of their homes in the last six months, a new report says, 80 percent of whom were displaced due to natural…

New and recent books about women, climate change, and the environment » Yale Climate Connections – Yale Climate Connections

To honor Women’s History Month, Yale Climate Connections’s March bookshelf presents a selection of new and recent titles on how women are changing the politics and prospects for action on climate change. Three books focus on the efforts of young…

Soldiers, snakes and marathon runners in the hidden world of fungi

Researchers have discovered the individual traits of fungi, and how their hyphae – that is, the fungal threads that grow in soil – behave very differently as they navigate through the earth’s microscopic labyrinths.

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Physics of snakeskin sheds light on sidewinding

(Emory Health Sciences) Sidewinders’ bellies are studded with tiny pits and have few, if any, of the tiny spikes found on the bellies of other snakes. The discovery includes a mathematical model linking these distinct structures to function.