National service for the environment – what an army of young conservationists could achieve

The school climate strikes show that young people want to fight climate change, but their enthusiasm for collective action is largely untapped. A volunteer conservation army could mobilise their talent and passion by channelling it into work to restore ecosystems. The Green New Deal – endorsed by US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and numerous presidential candidates […]

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Widespread coral species shows unique adaptations against environmental changes

One coral species is evolving to cope with climate change, a new paper reveals. Researchers from the University of Miami (UM) found that the cauliflower coral (Pocillopora damicornis) evolved unique tricks against environmental change. Roughly one-third of its genome is unique among all reef-building corals — and many of these unique genes relate to immune functions, the […]

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