By Asher Elbein as published on The National Park Service is trying to rid the park of burros. But new research suggests that they may actually benefit native species Death Valley National Park is stunningly barren. Silt hillsides crowned with rock and scree give way to dry streambeds and barren salt flats, the air […]

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This is a companion piece to the article describing the increasing risk to putting your toe in the water at the beach. At least humans can choose whether or not to subject themselves to these new risks of the climate crisis. Mussels that are essentially fixed in place can’t move and have no air conditioning. […]

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