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Old species have climate survival skills

13 May, 2016 – Study of more than 600 vertebrate species shows those that have faced extreme environmental pressures in the past are now best equipped to survive climate change.

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Brazil prepares to roll back green laws

12 May, 2016 – Amidst the turmoil of the presidential impeachment process, members of Brazil’s Congress are set to dismantle environmental protection laws.

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Climate doubles danger for antelopes

3 May, 2016 – Researchers warn that many of Africa’s antelope species are at greater risk of extinction as climate change adds to the survival challenges they already face.

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Trees share their survival skills

21 April, 2016 – Swiss experiment on the interdependence of trees gets to the roots of the role forests play in managing atmospheric carbon for the rest of the living world.

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Rethink needed on farming’s impacts

8 February, 2016 − Scientists say nature conservation and protecting the planet from global warming can both be achieved if land is used sustainably, not just for immediate profit.

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Warming dulls US rats’ taste for toxins

20 January, 2016 – Herbivores such as desert woodrats are being forced to change eating habits as rising temperatures are making their usual diet of toxic plants unpalatable.

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Warming lakes speed up methane emissions

21 December, 2015 – The world’s lakes are heating up fast, threatening the fish on which millions depend and rapidly increasing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Euphoria as Paris finally seals the deal

12 December, 2015 – COP21: “It is rare in any lifetime to have a chance to change the world”, declared France’s President François Hollande as the UN climate talks finally closed.

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