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‘Wild Oysters’ restoration project aims to turn tide on UK decline

Small oyster, big environmental impact. That’s the goal of the “Wild Oysters” project in the United Kingdom, which aims to…

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The Hidden Chaos That Lurks in Ecosystems

By the early ’90s, ecologists had amassed enough time-series data sets on species populations and enough computing power to test…

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James Lovelock, creator of Gaia ecology theory, dies at 103

James Lovelock, the British environmental scientist whose influential Gaia theory sees the Earth as a living organism gravely imperiled by human…

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Ground-Level Ozone Is a Creeping Threat to Biodiversity

It’s well established that chronic exposure to high ozone levels is a serious threat to human health, exacerbating heart and…

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The (Very Slow) Race to Move Forests in Time to Save Them

Wright countered that it’s not until about 10 years into a study that the data starts to be meaningful. “That’s…

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Feeling Climate Dread? You’re Not Alone

WIRED: Another complicating factor is the worsening of climate change. Looking forward, in both the near future and the far…

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In New Zealand, People (and Moths) Rediscover Dark Skies

This story originally appeared on Atlas Obscura and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Mike Bacchus remembers the man…

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Pandemic Bird-Watching Created a Data Boom—and a Conundrum

On a morning in late September, Kestin Thomas stood next to the towering glass facade of the Time Warner building…

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Oregon Is Burning Trees in Order to Save Them

With a fast response, they were able to keep it restricted to the “generally infested area,” an 89-square-mile tract of…

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Valley Fever Is Spreading Through a Hotter, Drier Western US

Over the following decades, researchers would discover some important truths about valley fever. They found that it is endemic to…

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