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Polar bear looking out from inside a snowy den

Study suggests that if climate change continues unabated, there soon won’t be enough snow in northern Alaska for polar bears to dig birthing dens.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Wood from the foundation of a 2,000-year-old building in Rome traced to a mountain forest in what is now France.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Photo shows a stream in the foreground as a forest fire burns on a mountainside.

A new study links increased temperatures caused by climate change to California's worsening wildfire problem.

Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Contributor

Test of mining prowess of microbes lifted off yesterday. 

Brian Owens, Contributor

Two chimpanzees stand side-by-side, holding food.

Chimps that experience the most dramatic human impacts have less behavioral diversity.

Joshua Learn, Contributor

While leadership upheaval grabs headlines, the NEON project's network of observatories is quietly starting to yield results.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Populations with a variety of genes can help a species adapt to threats like diseases and climate change.

Brian Owens, Contributor

Low oxygen areas are disappearing almost a month earlier than they did 30 years ago.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Canadian company shows that hydrocarbon fuel made from captured CO2 could compete with fossil fuels.

Tracy Staedter, Contributor

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