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Moonlight basking and queer courting: new research reveals the secret lives of Australian freshwater turtles

Australian freshwater turtles are a vital part of healthy waterways, but we don’t know enough about them. A new roundup of turtle research aims to buck the trend.
A residential area destroyed by wildfires is shown in Enterprise, N.W.T. on Oct. 11, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Could the good news story about the ecological crisis be the collective grief we are feeling?

News about the growing ecological crisis may cause people to feel grief and fear. It is understandable to seek relief from these feelings and look for good news. But what if grief is the good news?
Rocky Mountain fires leave telltale ash layers in nearby lakes like this one. Philip Higuera

What 2,500 years of wildfire evidence and the extreme fire seasons of 1910 and 2020 tell us about the future of fire in the West

As the climate warms, devastating fires are increasingly likely. The 2020 fires pushed the Southern Rockies beyond the historical average. Is there hope for the Northern Rockies?

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