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Amazon resilience buoyed by diversity

Read the original post at Eyes on Environment on Nature’s Scitable Network! — It’s easy to imagine the Amazon Basin as a monotonous valley of deep green forests and bustling wildlife. The reality is a bit different. The Amazon largely … Continue reading

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Nature’s Eyes on Environment Blog: the story of a cave and climate change

The following was originally published on Nature’s Eyes on Environment blog! ————– Among the foothills of a vast mountain range, a mayor guides his nervous citizens into the dank darkness of a nearby cave. The two hundred people huddle together, … Continue reading

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Of tree rings and rain: droughts predicted to worsen in southwestern United States

Droughts have intensified in already dry regions around the world, including in the Southwest United States and in Australia throughout the first decade of this century.  The severity of these droughts has been attributed to global warming and climate change, which … Continue reading

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