A wildfire during hot, dry conditions in August 2023 destroyed Lahaina, Hawaii, and devastated Maui’s tourism industry – the heart of its economy.
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Fed Chair Jerome Powell bristles at talk of managing climate change, but the damage it is doing the US economy is hard to ignore, as the latest National Climate Assessment shows.
Nintendo doesn’t have the best track record of turning their games into successful screen iterations.
Temperature sensitivity makes western fence lizards vulnerable to climate change.
From dark dragonflies becoming paler to plants flowering earlier, some species are slowly evolving with the climate. Evolutionary biologists explain why few will evolve fast enough.
Climate denial is passe. But why do so many of us know the climate crisis is upon us – and live like it isn’t?
Animal nervous systems may lose their adaptive edge with climate change.
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Rapidly changing temperatures and sensory environments are challenging the nervous systems of many species. Animals will be forced to evolve to survive.
A container ships docked in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island in 2019.
As global warming accelerates, a new study indicates that new trading patterns could develop as an adaptation strategy.
In every Australian city, you’re likely to come across a warbling magpie. How do they cope with the onslaught of noise? It turns out, the smarter ones cope better.
Esh Alladi as Pipli in Great Expectations.
This adaptation is set in Bengal in 1899, where rumours that the British Empire’s plans for partition have spread.
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A new report explores options for managing the period after global warming exceeds 1.5°C. This is called ‘climate overshoot’, because we’re pushing past the safe zone into dangerous climate change.
Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece, the enormously successful Japanese manga and anime franchise, brings the series to a truly global audience.
Jann Mardenborough as played by Archie Madekwe.
Audiences are essentially paying Sony for the privilege of watching an extended advert.
A world without pastoralists would not only be a poorer place, but we would lose an important lifeline to our collective future.
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As the world gets hotter, fish are getting smaller. The future of aquatic ecosystems – and fisheries – could depend on understanding how and why it’s happening.
Lake surrounding a mining site in Northern Québec.
Human activities can affect plants and have consequences for the human populations that consume them.
The book is a hard read and some say the play is an even harder watch - is it just trauma porn?
Street flooding has become more common in parts of Honolulu.
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Honolulu, Baltimore, Charleston, S.C. and several other cities harmed by rising seas and extreme weather are suing the oil industry. At stake is who pays for the staggering costs of climate change.
The lush Canton of Valais has long been known as Switzerland’s most prolific wine-making region.
In the face of climate change, research shows it might be best not to put all one’s grapes in one basket.
Trees are rooted to the ground — but they move into new areas as the wind carries their seeds or seedlings are planted.
The rapidly changing climate presents many challenges for the sustainability of forest ecosystems. Assisting the migration of trees is a tool to address these challenges.
The hardest-hit homes in Florida’s mid-April flooding were in modest neighborhoods in low-lying areas.
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Nationally, 57% of the population says they’re not prepared for a flood disaster. Surveys and disasters show that those most at risk are least prepared.
A class of inhibitory neurons can make long-distance connections across both hemispheres of the brain.
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Learning new rules requires the suppression of old ones. A better understanding of the brain circuits involved in behavioral adaptation could lead to new ways to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.