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Climate change 'forcing species to move'

Warming temperatures are causing about half of the world's plants and animals to move location, an international conference in Australia heard Wednesday, with every major type of species affected.

date4 hours ago in Ecology
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Using math to improve disaster recovery

The text message Heidi Hurst received from her father contained only four words: "headed for higher ground." Sitting in a Harvard classroom, she felt helpless as her father frantically packed the car to escape floodwaters ...

dateNov 17, 2015 in Engineering
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Taking action for social change

What it means to be poor or vulnerable in today's society is not as obvious as it was a decade ago. The vocabulary of poverty in low income countries, traditionally expressed in 'one dollar a day' terms, no longer conveys ...

dateSep 23, 2015 in Social Sciences
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