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Russian scientists assume forests responsible for maing both rain and wind

Every summer, as the days get long, Anastassia Makarieva leaves her lab in St. Petersburg for a vacation in the vast forests of northern Russia….

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Warming Ocean Currents Affect Weather and Environment

If one can imagine looking at our globe from the South Pole end, one can observe the ocean currents circulating water across the oceans. First…

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Arctic temperatures 2.5 degrees higher than normal in 2018, fall and winter warmest since 1938

Air temperatures were 2.5 degrees Celsius higher than normal in the Russian Arctic in 2018, especially in the Eastern Arctic, where temperatures exceeded the norm…

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Russian foxes bred for tameness may not be a validity of ‘domestication syndrome’

For the last 60 years, scientists in Siberia have bred silver foxes to be increasingly tame, with the goal of revealing the evolutionary and genetic…

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Protected Areas: the Past, Present, and Future of Conservation

The greatest conservation success story in the 21st century is the exponential growth of protected areas–a primary defense mechanism against Earth’s bioersity loss. In 1992,…

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Сoral Reefs Shifting Away from Equator

Coral reefs are retreating from equatorial waters and establishing new reefs in more temperate regions, according to new research. The researchers found that the number…

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A Massive Plan To Expand Forests And Save The World

Forests are some of the most incredible places on Earth – teeming with life, filtering our drinking water, and providing us myriad outdoor recreation opportunities….

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Wildlife is Thriving in World’s Most Radioactive Region of Chernobyl

The Chernobyl reactor explosion was the world’s worst nuclear disaster and the current topic of a critically-acclaimed HBO show. However wildlife is surprisingly thriving in…

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