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How a landmark bill and a tiny patch of land could save Florida’s panthers

BBeyond the dirt roads and swamps of the Florida Everglades lies a narrow, unremarkable strip of land that has taken on outsized importance in the battle to save the state’s critically endangered panthers. Just 11 miles (18 km) long and a mile wide, Chaparral Slough occupies a forgotten corner of southwest Florida, where cattle roam, …

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Galapagos' secret weapon against climate change

Galapagos’ secret weapon against climate change

This article was originally published by The same review. Due to climate change, almost all parts of the ocean are warming up. But off the west coast of the Gal├ípagos Islands lies a cold, nutrient-rich body of water. This thriving patch feeds phytoplankton and breathes life into the archipelago. “Cool water supports populations of penguins, …

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