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Wildfires and the invasive species fueling them across the US

Wildfires and the invasive species fueling them across the US

In an increasingly warmer world, wildfires are not just a western issue but a nationwide concern, exacerbated by nonnative plants.

Kylie Mohr reports for Vox.

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Extreme weather helping invasive species replace native species, study finds

A new analysis published this weeksuggests that extreme weather linked to climate change might be much harder on native species than on nonnative ones.

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Can dangerous environmental tipping points be averted?

Solutions need to be implemented before climate, food and water systems are tipped beyond the point of recovery, says a United Nations University report.
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‘Crabs everywhere’: Off Canada’s Pacific coast, Indigenous Haida fight a host of invasive species

The unique wildlife of Haida Gwaii’s 150 islands is under attack by invasive crabs, rats and deer – echoing how local people also became vulnerable to outside forces.

Chum salmon Arctic spawning

Chum salmon are spawning in the Arctic. It’s an ominous sign

The fish may be a harbinger of dramatic warming in the north—and rapidly transforming ecosystems.
redonda's biodiversity transformation

Redonda: Tiny Caribbean island’s transformation to wildlife haven

Once a desolate rock, the island of Redonda is now a protected area bursting with biodiversity.
goats & wildfire mitigation resilience

The goats fighting fires in Los Angeles

Grazing goats are becoming a common sight in Los Angeles – can they really prevent ever bigger, fiercer wildfires?
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