From sheep and cattle to giraffes, genome study reveals evolution of ruminants

A detailed study of the genomes of 44 species of ruminants gives new insight into the evolution and success of these mammals.

Source: From sheep and cattle to giraffes, genome study reveals evolution of ruminants: New data opens new opportunities for research, conservation and animal breeding — ScienceDaily

Melting of Himalayan glaciers has doubled in recent years

A newly comprehensive study shows that melting of Himalayan glaciers caused by rising temperatures has accelerated dramatically since the start of the 21st century.

Source: Melting of Himalayan glaciers has doubled in recent years: Fast-paced warming is consistently affecting huge region, says new study — ScienceDaily

“Hardhats vs. Hippies”: How the Media Misrepresents the Debate Over the Green New Deal

Working In These Times is dedicated to providing independent and incisive coverage of the labor movement and struggles for workers’ rights.

Source: “Hardhats vs. Hippies”: How the Media Misrepresents the Debate Over the Green New Deal

Evolution Fast Track: Otter Genetic History Provides Clues for Future Recovery 

The study, which is among the first genomic studies on otters, found that both the sea otter and giant otter have lost a considerable number of genes related to the sense of smell — a faculty that is

Source: Evolution Fast Track: Otter Genetic History Provides Clues for Future Recovery | Smithsonian’s National Zoo

New research shows an iceless Greenland may be in our future — ScienceDaily

New research shows that Greenland may be ice-free by the year 3000. This research uses new data on the landscape under the ice to make breakthroughs in modeling the island’s future. The findings show if greenhouse gas concentrations remain on their current path, the melting ice from Greenland alone could contribute as much as 24 feet to global sea level rise by the time it disappears.

Source: New research shows an iceless Greenland may be in our future — ScienceDaily