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Duke University's decision to close major plant collection sparks outrage

Duke University has announced the closure of its herbarium, a significant blow to biodiversity research.

Carl Zimmer reports for The New York Times.

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What do middle schools teach about climate change? Not much

What do middle schools teach about climate change? Not much

Around the United States, middle school science standards have minimal references to climate change and teachers on average spend just a few hours a year teaching it.
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Many voters are worried about climate change, but it's not top of mind in Wisconsin's US Senate race

Wisconsin voters say they’re concerned about climate change — but the issue is far from the forefront of issues in Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate race.
Climate change linked to Pakistan's floods, study finds

Climate change linked to Pakistan's floods, study finds

A growing field called attribution science is helping researchers rapidly assess the links between global warming and weather disasters.
James Lovelock, whose Gaia theory saw the Earth as alive, dies at 103

James Lovelock, whose Gaia theory saw the Earth as alive, dies at 103

A British ecologist, he captured imaginations with his hypothesis and was essential to today’s understanding of man-made pollutants and their effect on the climate.
Patrick J. Michaels, Vocal Outlier on Climate Change, Dies at 72
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Patrick J. Michaels, Vocal Outlier on Climate Change, Dies at 72

He thought the conversation around global warming was alarmist, and his scientific credentials made him a go-to expert for those who played down the threat.
Patrick J. Michaels, vocal outlier on climate change, dies at 72
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Patrick J. Michaels, vocal outlier on climate change, dies at 72

He thought the conversation around global warming was alarmist, and his scientific credentials made him a go-to expert for those who played down the threat.
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