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Does coconut oil really threaten more species than palm oil? No, it doesn’t. (commentary)

… the journal Current Biology examines the environmental impact of different oil crops like oil palm and coconut by quantifying the number of species that have been threatened by each. The …

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Ocean ‘breathability’ key to past, future habitat of West Coast marine species

Marine life off the West Coast, from Mexico up through Canada, inhabit the California Current. The cool, nutrient-rich water supports life from invisible phytoplankton to the economically important …

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New Worm Species With Glamorous Iridescent Scales Discovered in the Ocean Abyss

The bizarre creatures are colloquially known as “Elvis worms” due to their shiny scales being reminiscent of the King of Rock’s famous sequinned suits.

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Antarctica is not invulnerable to an influx of new species – Physics Today


Physics Today

Antarctica is not invulnerable to an influx of new species
Physics Today
Life in Antarctica is vastly different from anywhere else on Earth. The species that inhabit the southernmost continent and its surrounding waters have evolved in apparent isolation, with almost no ecological interaction with non-Antarctic species for

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Potential for Antarctica to become plastics dumping ground and home for new species – Science Daily


Science Daily

Potential for Antarctica to become plastics dumping ground and home for new species
Science Daily
"Parts of Antarctica are among the fastest warming places on Earth. If plants and animals get to Antarctica fairly frequently by floating across the ocean, they will be able to establish themselves as soon as the local environment becomes hospitable
Humble Seaweed Floats Thousands Of Miles To Reach Antarctica's Icy ShoresTech Times
Research: Potential for Antarctica to become plastics dumping ground and home for new species —Tdnews
Algae Found On A Beach In Antarctica Are The Best Example Of Biological Dispersal In The RegionHealth Thoroughfare

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High Risk That Temperatures Could Exceed Thermal Survival Limits For Many Fish Species By 2070, Study Finds

Anthropogenic climate warming could lead to water temperatures in some parts of the world exceeding the thermal survival limits of the fish species living there now, according to new research from the University of Washington.

High Risk That Temperatures Could Exceed Thermal Survival Limits For Many Fish Species By 2070, Study Finds was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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Researchers find secret, warm oasis beneath Antarctica’s ice that could be home to undiscovered species – National Post


National Post

Researchers find secret, warm oasis beneath Antarctica's ice that could be home to undiscovered species
National Post
Deep within Antarctica's ice caves, a group of scientists may have discovered a secret ecosystem of plants and animals being supported by the warmth of an active volcano. Although average year-long temperatures on Ross Island hover around -17C, …
Scientists are closing in on warm caves under Antarctica which could support secret lifeBusiness Insider
Newly Discovered Caves in Antarctica Could House Unknown LifeU.S. News & World Report
"Lost World!" —Antarctica's Unexplored Volcano Caves Harbor Unknown SpeciesThe Daily Galaxy (blog)
Laboratory Equipment –International Business Times –Popular Mechanics
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Warm Antarctica Caves Show Signs of New Species, Study Says – Daily Beast


Daily Beast

Warm Antarctica Caves Show Signs of New Species, Study Says
Daily Beast
Warm caves under Antarctica's glaciers may be hiding previously undiscovered plant and animal species, scientists say. A new study led by Australian National University revealed an extensive network of warm caves around Mount Erebus, an active volcano …
Antarctica's ice caves could be hiding undiscovered species of plants and animalsABC Online
Warm caves under Antarctica's glaciers may harbour secret life, say scientistsHindustan Times
Scientists are closing in on warm caves under Antarctica which could support secret lifeBusiness Insider Australia
The Mercury –9news.com.au –Xinhua
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How Fracking Violates Human Rights and the Inherent Rights of Natural Systems and Species

So is the upward buckling of Earth’s surface caused by high-pressure injection of fracking wastewater into disposal wells. Earth’s rights must be fundamental to any new solutions we propose, or we will fail again to create a healthy energy future.
fracking wastewater – BingNews