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Two Missoula researchers have punched a slight hole in the prevailing wisdom that wildlife in the world’s mountainous regions might more easily overcome climate change than their flatland counterparts because they won't have to go as far to get to a suitable environment.

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New research by University of Montana forest landscape ecology Professor Solomon Dobrowski shows that organisms will face more hardships as they relocate when climate change makes their current homes uninhabitable.

Dobrowski and co-author Sean Parks -- a scientist at...

Males move up the mountain as weather patterns warm.

These males can take the heat — an advantage when it comes to global warming. Called valerian plants, they sport small white flowers. One type of bloom grows on male plants, another type on female plants. And in...

New report urges structural reforms to end extreme poverty and tackle climate change and the loss of environmental assets during the next 15 years.

Lure of mining for precious metals in South America and Europe is creating new carbon emissions not controlled by international agreement.

  • By Paul Brown in Trun, Bulgaria

The collapse of the Soviet Union left Bulgaria achieving in...

Gravel-bed rivers and their floodplains are the lifeblood of ecosystems and need to be allowed to run and flood unimpeded if species are to be protected and communities are to cope with climate change, a ground-breaking scientific study has found.

The broad valleys formed by...

Climate change is a real threat to the lives in the world. The change is due to exponential growth of CO2 and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. It results in variations in solar energy, temperature and precipitation.

Climate change largely affects...

Ecologists studying the effects of climate change have completed a new study that details which US trees will have the toughest time adapting as our world heats up.

The findings suggest that while some species will thrive in a warmer environment, like red hickory and blackjack...

Unless countries in the Himalayan and downstream region strengthen collaboration to address food, water and energy issues, the region is likely to face an unprecedented food crisis. This was the underlining message of the two-day regional ‘...

Map shows the regions of the United States from which plants and animals will be able to escape predicted climate change. Blue areas are where they will be able to succeed given current conditions, orange areas are where they will be able to succeed only if they are able to cross...

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