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As tree species face decline, ‘assisted migration’ gains popularity in Pacific Northwest

As native trees in the Pacific Northwest die off due to climate changes, the U.S. Forest Service and others are turning to a strategy called “assisted migration.”
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.
potato seed guardians of Peru

The seed guardians of Peru trying to save the potato

From potatoes to quinoa, many of our favourite foods are at risk from threats like climate change and disease. The "seed guardians" of Peru's Potato Park are hoping to change that.
Climate change brings cloudberry to Svalbard
Photo by Till Daling on Unsplash

Climate change brings cloudberry to Svalbard

After an exceptionally warm summer, ripe cloudberries are for the first time documented at 78° North. 
Pacific blob marine heatwave

Years after the blob, the Pacific still doesn’t look the same

The 2014–2016 marine heatwave transformed the ecosystem of the northeast Pacific. Some of those changes seem here to stay.
earthworms migrate to the Far North

Some squirmy stowaways got to the Arctic. And they like it there

The unexpected presence of earthworms in the Far North could cause rapid changes in some of the planet’s most fragile ecosystems.
Tuna & deep-sea mining

As an obscure United Nations gathering deliberates the fate of deep-sea mining, the tuna industry calls for a halt

New research finds deep-sea mining operations could conflict with the tuna fishery and cause populations to crash as the species moves to escape ocean warming.