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'Lifemapper' predicts where climate could send creatures - Futurity

An online tool called Lifemapper combines data from specimen collections around the world to predict where species could end up due to climate change.

Former NASA Chief Scientist: “We’re Effectively Taking a Sledgehammer to the Climate System”

Dr. Waleed Abdalati. (Photo: CU Boulder)“You really have to work to not believe it,” Dr. Waleed Abdalati says of anthropomorphic climate disruption …

An Ominous Warning on the Effects of Ocean Acidification

The <i>JOIDES Resolution</i> looks like a bizarre hybrid of an oil rig and a cargo ship. It is, in fact, a research vessel that ocean scientists use to dig …

The Giant Methane Monster That Can Wipe Out the Human Race

Photo Credit: Cardaf/Shutterstock<p><i>July 4, 2014</i> |<p>There’s something lurking deep under the frozen Arctic Ocean, and if it gets released, it could spell …