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First Evidence of Surprising Ocean Warming Around Galápagos Corals

The ocean around the Galápagos Islands has been warming since the 1970s, according to a new analysis of the natural temperature archives stored in coral reefs. Paper co-authored by Julie Cole.

An Unfrozen North

The world’s permafrost holds vast stores of carbon. What happens when it thaws? Rose Cory's work featured in High Country News.

Ancient Mammoth Bones Marked by Human Butchering Found in Michigan

Daniel Fisher, professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and director of the Paleontology Museum, explains the importance of a second dig for mammoth bones on a farm near Chelsea.

A U-M news video of the skull and two attached tusks being hoisted from the muddy excavation pit with a backhoe on October 1, 2015, has been viewed more than 875,000 times on YouTube. 
The Original Excavation, Oct. 2015:
The Bristle Mammoth Exhibit: