Wildfires upend Indigenous Canadians' balance with nature

Adrienne Jerome is heartbroken. Her house survived Canada's record wildfires this year, but everything that made her and many other Indigenous people in the area feel at home—the spruce forests that enveloped her town, ...

Timing plant evolution with a fast-ticking epigenetic clock

Recent discoveries in the field of epigenetics, the study of inheritance of traits that occur without changing the DNA sequence, have shown that chronological age in mammals correlates with epigenetic changes that accumulate ...

Accounting for oxygen in modeling coastal ecosystems

Driven by climate change and pollution, the decline of oxygen levels in oceans is altering biogeochemical cycles, threatening marine plants, animals and ecosystems. But how accurately are we projecting the fate of marine ...

Aquatic animals can help purify our wastewater, says researcher

Aquatic creatures may help purify our wastewater. A team of researchers has investigated how invertebrates, such as worms, non-biting midge larvae and mussels that live on the bottom of streams and ditches, may benefit wastewater ...

As temperatures rise, Sicily turns to exotic fruits

Avocados, mangos, bananas and passion fruit—a wealth of exotic produce is growing under the shadow of Sicily's Mount Etna, as the Italian island's farmers adapt to global warming.

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