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How Warming Threatens the Genetic Diversity of Species, and Why It Matters

by JIM ROBBINS
Research on stoneflies in Glacier National Park indicates that global warming is reducing the genetic diversity of some species, compromising their ability to evolve as conditions change. These findings have major implications for how biodiversity will be affected by climate change. READ MORE

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Full Speed Ahead: Shipping Plans Grow as Arctic Ice Fades

by ED STRUZIK
Russia, China, and other nations are stepping up preparations for the day when large numbers of cargo ships will be traversing a once-icebound Arctic Ocean. But with vessels already plying these waters, experts say the time is now to prepare for the inevitable environmental fallout. READ MORE

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How Forensics Are Boosting Battle Against Wildlife Trade

by HEATHER MILLAR
From rapid genetic analysis to spectrography, high-tech tools are being used to track down and prosecute perpetrators of the illegal wildlife trade. The new advances in forensics offer promise in stopping the trafficking in endangered species. READ MORE

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African Wetlands Project: A Win For the Climate and the People?

by WINIFRED BIRD
In Senegal and other developing countries, multinational companies are investing in programs to restore mangrove forests and other wetlands that sequester carbon. But critics say these initiatives should not focus on global climate goals at the expense of the local people’s livelihoods. READ MORE

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Ghost Forests: How Rising Seas Are Killing Southern Woodlands

by ROGER REAL DROUIN
A steady increase in sea levels is pushing saltwater into U.S. wetlands, killing trees from Florida as far north as New Jersey. But with sea level projected to rise by as much as six feet this century, the destruction of coastal forests is expected to become a worsening problem worldwide. READ MORE

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