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Drought Is Threatening Hydropower in the Southwestern US

News that Lake Powell, a reservoir on the border of Arizona and Utah, is slowly but surely...

Global Ship Traffic Could Imperil the Antarctic's Biosecurity

Right now, the Antarctic and the waters around it are surprisingly free of invasive species. According to...

How the Demise of Dinosaurs Led to the Rise of Snakes

The Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction killed 75 percent of all species—and allowed primordial snakes to flourish.The doom of the...

The Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Birthed Today's Rainforests

Plant fossils from Columbia reveal the forests of the Cretaceous period were sparser and less humid than...