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Climate change could put tropical plant germination at risk: Study

By 2070, rising soil temperatures could cause germination failure in 20% of tropical plants, and reduced rates in more than 50%, with the potential to disrupt and alter tropical ecosystems.
’Livestock revolution’ triggered decline in global pasture: Report
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’Livestock revolution’ triggered decline in global pasture: Report

The report's authors also say that technological solutions could help meet rising demand for meat and milk in developing countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, without reversing the downward trend.

Out on a limb: Unlikely collaboration boosts orangutans in Borneo
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Out on a limb: Unlikely collaboration boosts orangutans in Borneo

In the heart of Indonesian Borneo, a dwindling population of orangutans is getting a new lease on life thanks to a group of wildlife rescuers and medical professionals who have joined forces.

Ancient human sites may have distorted our understanding of the Amazon’s natural ecology
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Ancient human sites may have distorted our understanding of the Amazon’s natural ecology

Pristine areas of Amazon rainforest are usually considered to be ancient, untamed jungles overflowing with old trees and biodiversity that have grown for centuries untouched by human hands. But archaeological and agricultural evidence indicates this romantic idea may be a myth.

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