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Wildlife struggles to survive amid rising global temperatures

As global heatwaves intensify, animals are increasingly unable to cope, leading to widespread deaths and altered behaviors.

Beatrice Christofaro reports for DW.

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Bird populations in the Amazon are declining without clear cause

Bird populations in the Amazon's Yasuní Biosphere Reserve have mysteriously dropped by half over 23 years, with climate change being a potential culprit.

Bernardo Araujo reports for Mongabay.

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Reevaluating the role of parasites in ecosystems

Research shows that parasites can indicate overall ecosystem health and biodiversity.

Jesse Nichols reports for Grist.

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Air pollution's destructive impact on moth pollination

Car exhaust byproducts are disrupting moth pollination by degrading the floral scents essential for attracting these nocturnal pollinators, according to a new study published in the journal Science.

Lauren Leffer reports for Popular Science.

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Ocean heating breaks record, again, with disastrous outcomes for the planet

High ocean temperatures are placing a strain on marine life and biological processes while also increasing extreme weather events on land.

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Optimism dries up in Amazon as Lula drifts from climate priorities

Brazil’s president inspired hope a year ago but approval of a new highway shows he remains a concrete-and-oil state builder.

Mexico's Yucatán mega train
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Tren Maya: Mexico's Yucatán mega train - world beating or environmental disaster?

Mexico's president says the Tren Maya will bring tourism and development to the jungle. But at what cost?
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