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Surviving the Anthropocene

For centuries, human civilization has impacted the world without any understanding of the consequences. If anything is going to survive what's coming next, it'll have to adapt. How did we get here? What could happen? What needs to change?

You should be excited that scientists are releasing 750 million genetically modified mosquitoes this year

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Texas and the Florida Keys will see the release of GM insects in a plan to reduce disease transmission

Lila Westreich, University of Washington

Albatrosses can spy on illegal fishing in international waters

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Ashley Marranzino, University of Rhode Island

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Coffee's robust back-up bean isn't as resistant to climate change as once thought

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Farming of both Robusta and Arabica beans will have to adjust to a new climate

Rebecca Dzombak, University of Michigan

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All conferences should be virtual in a post-coronavirus world

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Adam Fortais, McMaster University

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Climate change in the Arctic has ripple effects for all life on Earth

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Rebecca Dzombak, University of Michigan

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Bats' unique immune systems make them stealthy viral reservoirs

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Marnie Willman, University of Manitoba Bannatyne

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Sorry, your houseplants aren't actually purifying your apartment's air

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Luyi Cheng, Northwestern University

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Should the age of humans have a geologic name?

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And how will Earth's history remember us?

Rebecca Dzombak, University of Michigan

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Wildfires in Canada are burning down forests of mushrooms

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Olivia Box, University of Vermont

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Inside the political deadlock of establishing Marine Protected Areas in the Southern Ocean

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Politics and culture collide as signatories argue over preserving fisheries and meeting conservation objectives

Seth Sykora-Bodie, Duke University

The US-Mexico border is making life complicated for green sea turtles

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Tim Briggs, Northeastern University

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You're eating, drinking, and breathing microplastics. Now what?

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Anna Robuck, University of Rhode Island

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There's no corner of the globe safe from microplastic pollution

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Rebecca Dzombak, University of Michigan

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Biodiversity loss is the very real end of the world and no one is acting like it

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Radical, wholesale change is needed right this second and cannot be delayed

Cassie Freund, Wake Forest University

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