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August 28, 2014
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New Plant Species from the Heart of Texas

Wrongly ID’d since ’74, Only Three Specimens Known Collectors found the first two specimens of the prickly plant in 1974 and 1990 in west Texas. Then, for two decades, the 14-inch-tall plant was identified wrongly as one species, then another … Continue reading

March 25, 2013
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Before Dinosaurs’ Era, Volcanic Eruptions Triggered Mass Extinction

Increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide, global warming, ocean acidification killed 76 percent of species on Earth More than 200 million years ago, a massive extinction decimated 76 percent of marine and terrestrial species, marking the end of the Triassic period … Continue reading

September 16, 2012
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CU-led Mountain Forest Study Shows Vulnerability to Climate Change

A new University of Colorado Boulder-led study that ties forest “greenness” in the western United States to fluctuating year-to-year snowpack indicates mid-elevation mountain ecosystems are most sensitive to rising temperatures and changes in precipitation and snowmelt. Led by CU-Boulder researcher … Continue reading

October 23, 2010
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Climate Change May Create Tipping Points for Populations, Not Just Species

*Researchers measure survival, reproduction of thousands of arctic and alpine plants over six years* As Earth’s climate warms, species are expected to shift their geographical ranges away from the equator or to higher elevations. While scientists have documented such shifts … Continue reading