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Marshes beat droughts with mussel power

23 August, 2016 – Co-operation between species can make ecosystems more resilient, so that marshes beat droughts far faster than they could otherwise, US scientists find.

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Rethink needed on Paris emissions targets

16 August, 2016 − Warning that humans may already have emitted enough carbon dioxide to undermine the 1.5°C temperature rise threshold agreed by 195 nations last December.

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Warming worries for south polar penguins

6 July, 2016 – Scientists say that temperature rises in the Antarctic region could lead to serious decline in two-thirds of Adélie penguin colonies by the end of the century.

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Climate’s coral killers move in swiftly

23 June, 2016 – Worst-ever coral reef bleaching event affects 93 percent of the Great Barrier Reef as rising temperatures and sea levels bring swift death to swathes of colourful corals.

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Ducks give lowdown on Pacific changes

18 June, 2016 – Tracking eider ducks with satellite transmitters as they seek to stock up on food before the Arctic winter gives scientists a deeper insight into shifts in ocean ecosystems.

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Arctic ice dwindles to record low

9 June, 2016 − Twelve months of record high temperatures globally have led to this month’s extent of Arctic ice falling to a million square kilometres less than four years ago.

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Puzzle of Antarctica’s long-term ice loss

8 June, 2016 − Analysis of satellite data records reveals that the worrying loss of hundreds of square kilometres of ice along West Antarctica’s coastline has been occurring for decades.

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Changing seas become octopus’s garden

28 May, 2016 – Unique biological traits are helping octopus, squid and cuttlefish to survive and thrive despite climate-related rises in ocean temperatures and acidity levels.

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