Fish Give Up the Fight After Coral Bleaching

UVM scientist helps uncover climate change signal in oceans
butterflyfish on reef

A research team, including University of Vermont scientist Nate Sanders, found that when water temperatures heat up for corals, fish "tempers" cool down, providing the first clear evidence of coral bleaching serving as a trigger for rapid change in the behavior of reef fish.

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An image of wheat and wheat aphids.

Global Warming: More Insects, Hungrier For Crops

Crop losses for critical food grains will increase substantially with global warming, as rising temperatures boost the metabolism and population growth of insect pests, new research says.

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Carol Adair in forest

For carbon storage, biodiversity can help – or hurt

Biodiversity plays a significant role in forest carbon storage, but surprisingly less than previously thought, new research in Ecology Letters suggests. 

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