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This billion-year-old microscopic fossil fungus was unearthed in the North Territories of Canada.

Scientists found a billion-year-old fungus, and it could change our understanding of how life migrated to land

Scientists found billion-year-old fossil fungi in the Canadian arctic, the oldest on record. It could reveal clues about how life migrated to land.
An Amazon data center in Oregon.

Amazon employees were miffed at Jeff Bezos’ response to their climate-change proposal: ‘This is not the kind of leadership we need’

Despite the cold-shoulder from their boss, they aren't giving up. They want their company to be a climate change leader, not a contributor.
A New York City subway car turned into a coral reef.

10 other-worldly photos that capture the surprisingly complicated process of turning New York subway cars into coral reefs

Over the course of two years, photographer Stephen Mallon captured the complicated process of turning New York City subway cars into coral reefs.
Allergy sufferers sneeze in parks around Melbourne, Australia, August 26, 1998.

Your seasonal allergies are getting worse because of high levels of carbon dioxide — here’s why

As more carbon dioxide accumulates in the atmosphere, that leads pollen counts and distribution to increase as well, making allergies worse.
McDonald's commissioned the project to pay homage to its restaurants in Sweden that have beehives on their rooftops.

McDonald’s just opened a tiny restaurant for bees — here’s what it’s like inside

McDonald's commissioned the project to pay homage to its restaurants in Sweden with beehives on their rooftops.
A commuter train with passengers waiting to be rescued inside is stuck in flood waters during a heavy rainstorm in Toronto, Canada, July 8, 2013.

Ice sheets are melting far faster than we thought — in a worst-case climate breakdown, coastal cities like New York and Shanghai would be swampe...

Scientists have underestimated how much sea levels will rise by 2100. A new study shows that oceans could rise by 6.5 feet, swamping coastal cities.
No more than 80,000 koalas remain in the wild, according to the Australian Koala Foundation.

Only 80,000 koalas remain in the world, rendering them ‘functionally extinct’ — another victim of the 6th mass extinction

According to the Australian Koala Foundation, there are only 80,000 koalas left on the continent. The marsupials may now be "functionally extinct."
To prepare for its nationwide launch next week, Impossible Foods had to change the recipe for its "bleeding" veggie burgers.

The inside story of how the Silicon Valley burger startup Impossible Foods is going global after its sizzling Burger King debut

To create the Impossible Burger 2.0, the company had to change the recipe. One tweak that could be controversial involves using genetically modified soy.
Beach debris along the north side of Direction Island in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

Scientists found 414 million pieces of trash on these tiny islands in the Indian Ocean — more proof that the plastic problem is out of control

Researchers have discovered that the beaches of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands are drowning in trash. They found 414 million pieces of plastic debris.
There are higher numbers of gray whales in the area than expected.

10 dead whales have washed up in California since March, and scientists are trying to figure out why

Out of the nine whales examined, one was too decomposed to determine the cause of death, four died from malnutrition, and the other four were fatally struck by ships.