Did climate change worsen the Southern California fires?
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Did climate change worsen the Southern California fires?

Seven of the state’s 10 largest modern wildfires have occurred in the last 14 years.
Indigenous Brazilians fight via ballot
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With rights at risk, Indigenous Brazilians get on the ballot to fight back

A record 186 Indigenous candidates are running in Brazil’s general elections in October, up 40% from the 2018 elections.

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What is a wetland worth?

As the Supreme Court considers the fate of American wetlands, Annie Proulx’s Fen, Bog, and Swamp offers an elegiac love letter to overlooked ecosystems.
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A moonshot for coral breeding was successful

But the coral are trapped in tanks, still waiting to be released on the reefs.

How about them apples? Research orchards chart a fruit’s future

Scientists there are working on understanding the genetics that result in this bonanza of apple diversity, with the ultimate goal of improving the fruit in different ways — tastier, heartier, more disease-resistant and with longer shelf-life in the face of changing climates.

Victoria promises Australia’s biggest renewable energy storage targets

The Victorian government has promised to set the most ambitious renewable energy-storage targets in Australia, saying it would be capable of powering about half of the state’s current homes at their peak energy use.

Edible landscapes could be key to changing St. Louis weather

Foodscaper Matt Lebon runs an edible landscaping business where he introduces the community to the many benefits of growing native plants in your backyard. In the face of climate change, he believes that understanding biodiversity is the key to resilience.

Slug numbers appear to shrivel after UK heatwave

As dewy dawns break across the UK’s pumpkin patches and allotments, gardeners across the land are waking up to the absence of at least one slippery pest. Slug numbers appear to have shrivelled as a result of the ongoing drought.

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