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Climate refugia: Protecting biodiversity in the face of climate change

Areas with natural buffers from the effects of climate change could play a vital role in conservation efforts. New research helps to better understand them.
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Climate Refugia: Protecting biodiversity in the face of climate change

Areas with natural buffers from the effects of climate change could play a vital role in conservation efforts. New research helps to better understand them.
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In Madagascar’s capital, pollution threatens an oasis for birds

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Birds that eat fire, pet food and sugar packets to live another day

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