What effects does climate change have on the genetic diversity of living organisms? In a new study, researchers studied the genome of the alpine marmot. Results were unexpected: the species was found to be the least genetically diverse of any wild mammal studied to date. The alpine marmot has lost its genetic diversity during ice-age related climate events and been unable to recover its diversity since.
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A new paper deciphers crucial information about how sea-dwelling creatures’ fins became the specialized limbs that made life on dry land feasible.
Rapid changes in terrain are taking place in Canada’s high Arctic polar deserts due to increases in summer air temperatures.
BULLETIN: Overwhelming majority of working group votes: A new epoch in Earth history began in the mid-20th century