CSIRO maps Darwin's hot spots and heat-health vulnerability

On the back of Darwin's record-breaking November heat, scientists from Australia's national science agency CSIRO have released two reports, one mapping the city's surface temperatures and one providing strategies to deal ...

Amazonian rainfall increases in wet season

Covering more than 2 million square miles in South America, the Amazonian rainforest plays an important role in regulating the level of carbon dioxide, and thus affects global climate. In the Amazon, strong transpiration ...

Bold lizards of all sizes have higher mating success

Boldness correlates with the mating success, but not body size or sex, of yellow-spotted monitor lizards roaming the remote Oombulgurri floodplains of tropical Western Australia, ecologists report in the Ecological Society ...

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