A brutal war and rivers poisoned with every rainfall: How one mine destroyed an island

Locals living downstream of the abandoned mine pan for gold in mine waste. Credit: Matthew Allen, Author provided This week, 156 people from the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, in Papua New Guinea, petitioned the Australian ....

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Scientists repeat century-old study to reveal evidence of evolutionary rescue in the wild

A microscope image of the intertidal flatworm Procerodes littoralis. Credit: Katharine Clayton, University of Plymouth A tiny flatworm found commonly on the coasts of western Europe and North America is living proof that species may ....

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The world’s southernmost tree grows in one of the windiest places on Earth, but climate change is shifting those winds

On Isla Hornos, Magellan’s beech trees grow in wind-protected nooks and crannies. Credit: Andres Holz, CC BY-ND In 2019, my research team and I found the world's southernmost tree on an island at the edge ....

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Pattern in whale songs predicts migration

First author William Oestreich observing whales aboard the off the coast of Monterey Bay, California. Credit: Dr. Jeremy Goldbogen Through the use of two advanced audio recording technologies, a collaboration of Monterey Bay researchers has ....

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Mud-slurping chinless ancestors had all the moves

Life restoration of Cephalaspis, a typical osteostracan, swimming over the substrate. Credit: Hugo Salais (Metazoa Studio) A team of researchers, led by the University of Bristol, has revealed our most ancient ancestors were ecologically diverse, ....

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Climate: Iodic acid influences cloud formation at the North Pole

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The Arctic is warming two or three times faster than the rest of the planet. This amplified warming is due to several factors, but the relative importance of each one remains ....

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Record-breaking, floating laser resonator

Credit: Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Physical Review X recently reported on a new optical resonator from the Technion—Israel Institute of Technology that is unprecedented in resonance enhancement. Developed by graduate student Jacob Kher-Alden ....

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