Tropical flies may evolve to survive climate change

Tropical rainforest flies may be able to evolve and adapt to the effects of climate change.

Researchers from Monash University conducted experiments on the flies that mimicked climate change, namely by decreasing humidity in line with predictions of how dry the environment will become in the next 30 to 50 years.

The longest-living flies were rescued and allowed to breed. The fifth generation flies were found to have a 23% longer life span in the humidity than first generation flies.

Read more at Monash University