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Global warming may change the sex of animal populations

May 19th, 2021

Climate change is already devastating certain animal populations, both on the land and in the oceans, and it’s only going to get worse as time goes on if we can’t get our thirst for fossil fuels and other pollutants under control. It’s easy to measure the effects on some types of life, like coral reefs …

polar drift

Earth is wobbling, and it’s probably our fault

April 27th, 2021

When you picture the Earth spinning in space you imagine it rotating just like a globe does, with two static poles and a line running from north to south. Unfortunately, things aren’t nearly that simple, and as conditions on Earth change so do the locations of the North and South poles. Scientists have known this …

Scientists made a startling discovery deep in the ocean off Tahiti

February 11th, 2022

In a somewhat shocking turn of events, scientists have discovered a rare, untouched coral reef. They found the reef off the coast of Tahiti. It’s deep enough down that it’s considered part of the ocean’s “twilight zone”. The “twilight zone” is essentially the depth in the ocean where there is just enough light to sustain …

arctic wildfires

Wildfires are raging in the Arctic after an unprecedented heatwave

July 19th, 2019

The Arctic is a chilly place, or at least it’s supposed to be, but a recent combination of record-breaking heat and intense wildfires have turned areas of Greenland, Siberia, and Alaska into smoke-covered infernos. Scientists have been keeping a close eye on how things are developing, and as Earther reports, we’ve got some really stunning …