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Arctic sea ice decline driving ocean phytoplankton farther north

Phytoplankton blooms that form the base of the marine food web are expanding northward into ice-free waters where they have never been seen before,...

Global warming pushing alpine species higher and higher

For every one-degree-Celsius increase in temperature, mountaintop species shift upslope 100 metres, shrinking their inhabited area and resulting in dramatic population declines, new research...

Birds retreating from climate change, deforestation in Honduras cloud forests

The cloud forests of Honduras can seem like an otherworldly place, where the trees are thick with life that takes in water straight from...

Mangrove expansion may help ecosystems keep pace with sea level rise

Sea level rise and extreme weather events have become harsh realities for those living along the world's coasts. The record-breaking hurricanes of the past...

Kelp forests function differently in warming ocean

Kelp forests in the UK and the wider North-East Atlantic will experience a marked change in ecosystem functioning in response to continued ocean warming...

Climate-threatened animals unable to relocate

Many of the European mammals whose habitat is being destroyed by climate change are not able to find new places to live elsewhere. 30 of...

Many marine species’ habitats may shift in response to warming seas

New predictions reveal how global warming may shift the geographic distribution of 686 marine species that inhabit North America's Atlantic and Pacific continental shelves,...

Norfolk’s iconic swallowtail butterfly at risk from climate change

Norfolk's butterflies, bees, bugs, birds, trees and mammals are at major risk from climate change as temperatures rise -- according to new research from...

Palm trees are spreading northward. How far will they go?

What does it take for palm trees, the unofficial trademark of tropical landscapes, to expand into northern parts of the world that have long...

King penguins may be on the move very soon

"The main issue is that there is only a handful of islands in the Southern Ocean and not all of them are suitable to...