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Atop a volcano, a rare plant meets its match

Atop a volcano, a rare plant meets its match

The National Park Service shows growing concern for climate impacts on Hawaii’s silverswords

HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK, HAWAII — Atop Hawaii’s Mount Haleakalā I stand looking down at the clouds, white and rolling softly around the volcano’s edges. It’s just before noon and the air is already ablaze. More…

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A sword-billed hummingbird.

Which came first: the long-billed bird or the long-tubed flower?

Some plants with niche features can quickly get rid of them if that’s what it takes for survival

Tropical lizard might outrace climate change

Tropical lizard might outrace climate change

A new study looks at survival of the fittest in an increasingly warm world

Whale of a toxic tale

Whale of a toxic tale

The blue whale’s testimony to past pesticide use

Big consequences from tiny life

Big consequences from tiny life

Research digs deeper into the effects of soil microbes on a warming environment

Which came first: the long-billed bird or the long-tubed flower?

A sword-billed hummingbird.

Some plants with niche features can quickly get rid of them if that’s what it takes for survival

Asian Carp: They just keep swimming

Asian Carp: They just keep swimming

Two species of Asian carp are pushing toward the Great Lakes, leaving researchers scrambling to hold the invasive species back

Whale of a toxic tale

Whale of a toxic tale

The blue whale’s testimony to past pesticide use