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What’s Killing Native Birds in The Mountain Forests of Kauai?

by DIANE TOOMEY
Biologist Eben Paxton is sounding the alarm about the catastrophic collapse of native bird populations on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. His group's research has uncovered the culprit: disease-carrying mosquitoes that have invaded the birds' mountain habitat. READ MORE

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Exploring How and Why Trees ‘Talk’ to Each Other

by DIANE TOOMEY
Ecologist Suzanne Simard has shown how trees use a network of soil fungi to communicate their needs and aid neighboring plants. Now she’s warning that threats like clear-cutting and climate change could disrupt these critical networks. READ MORE

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At Ground Zero for Rising Seas, TV Weatherman Talks Climate

by DIANE TOOMEY
John Morales is part of a new breed of television weather forecasters seeking to educate viewers on climate change and the threat it poses. In South Florida, where sea level rise is already causing periodic flooding, he has a receptive audience. READ MORE

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Unable to Endure Rising Seas, Alaskan Villages Stuck in Limbo

by DIANE TOOMEY
As an advocate for Alaska’s Native communities, Robin Bronen points to a bureaucratic Catch-22 — villages cannot get government support to relocate in the face of climate-induced threats, but they are no longer receiving funds to repair their crumbling infrastructure. READ MORE

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Why CO2 'Air Capture' Could Be Key to Slowing Global Warming

by RICHARD SCHIFFMAN
Physicist Klaus Lackner has long advocated deploying devices that extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to combat climate change. Now, as emissions keep soaring, Lackner says in a Yale Environment 360 interview that such “air capture” approaches may be our last best hope. READ MORE

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