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Archive: Biodiversity

27 Apr 2016

From Mass Coral Bleaching, A Scientist Looks for Lessons

by KATHERINE BAGLEY
For climate scientist Kim Cobb, this year’s massive bleaching of coral reefs is providing sobering insights into the impacts of global warming. Yale Environment 360 talked with Cobb about the bleaching events and the push to make reefs more resilient to rising temperatures. READ MORE

25 Apr 2016

Trouble in Paradise: A Blight Threatens Key Hawaiian Tree

by RICHARD SCHIFFMAN
The ʻohiʻa is Hawaii’s iconic tree, a keystone species that maintains healthy watersheds and provides habitat for numerous endangered birds. But a virulent fungal disease, possibly related to a warmer, drier climate, is now felling the island’s cherished 'ohi'a forests. READ MORE

21 Apr 2016

Climate Change Adds Urgency To Push to Save World’s Seeds

by VIRGINIA GEWIN
In the face of rising temperatures and worsening drought, the world’s repositories of agricultural seeds may hold the key to growing food under increasingly harsh conditions. But keeping these gene banks safe and viable is a complicated and expensive challenge. READ MORE

19 Apr 2016

As World Warms, How Do We Decide When a Plant is Native?

by JANET MARINELLI
The fate of a tree planted at poet Emily Dickinson's home raises questions about whether gardeners can — or should — play a role in helping plant species migrate in the face of rising temperatures and swiftly changing botanical zones. READ MORE

31 Mar 2016

How Ocean Noise Pollution Wreaks Havoc on Marine Life

by RICHARD SCHIFFMAN
Marine scientist Christopher Clark has spent his career listening in on what he calls “the song of life” in the world’s oceans. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, he explains how these marine habitats are under assault from extreme—but preventable—noise pollution. READ MORE

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29 Apr 2016: Kenya to Burn Ivory to Raise Awareness of Growing Poaching Problem

28 Apr 2016: Half of All Farmed Fish Have Deformed Ear Bones That Cause Hearing Loss

27 Apr 2016: From Mass Coral Bleaching, A Scientist Looks for Lessons

25 Apr 2016: Scientists Discover Antarctic Lake That Could Contain Unique Life Forms

20 Apr 2016: Entries Invited for Third Annual Yale Environment 360 Video Contest

19 Apr 2016: Thirty Years After Chernobyl, Wildlife Thrives in the Contaminated Zone

14 Apr 2016: Drought, Climate Change Cause Rapid Plant Evolution in California

12 Apr 2016: Scientists Reimagine The Tree of Life With New Microbe Knowledge

11 Apr 2016: More Than 50 Percent of Great Barrier Reef Affected By Bleaching

07 Apr 2016: How Ancient Algae Could Help Cure Brain and Breast Cancer


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