IN HOT WATER Staghorn coral (Acropora millepora) may be able to last 100 to 250 years thanks to its ability to adapt to warming waters. Here, a healthy staghorn grows off Magnetic Island in the central part of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
M. Matz et al/PLOS Genetics 2018
GREENHOUSE GASSED In a long-running field experiment in Minnesota, scientists are studying the effects of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels on plots of grassland.
Jacob Miller, Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve (CC BY-SA 4.0)
ALIEN INVASION The Suez Canal made it easier for ships and stowaway critters to travel from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea.