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The Great Barrier Reef is being devastated by warming waters, researchers say

Dreaming of someday scuba diving one of the world’s natural wonders? Better move fast.

Atlantic Ocean circulation hasn’t been this sluggish in 1,000 years. What that means for New England

The circulation is critical for fisheries off the U.S. Atlantic coast, a key part of New England’s economy that have seen changes in recent years.

Research suggests lonely plants on mountaintops are getting company, thanks to climate change

As the world warms, plants from lower elevations are moving up toward mountain summits, possibly threatening the hardy survivors at the top, a new study found.

book review

A striking, visionary novel about the environment

“The Overstory” is a big, ambitious epic, spanning the last half of the 20th century and asking what we’re doing to our planet.


Families of those at risk for overdoses should carry reversal drug, surgeon general says

He likened the treatment to other livesaving interventions, such as knowing how to perform CPR or use an EpiPen.

The center of the Milky Way is teeming with black holes

The center of our galaxy is packed with black holes, sort of like a Times Square for strange super gravity objects, astronomers discovered.


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