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Protected areas worldwide at risk of invasive species

The research, led by the Chinese Academy of Science and published in Nature Communications, show that for most protected areas, there is an invasive...

Study Reveals Continuous Pathway to Building Blocks of Life

Researchers have long sought to understand the origins of life on Earth. A new study conducted by scientists at the Institute for Advanced Study,...

Small Arctic coastal waterbodies, with big carbon release

Arctic coastal watersheds are some of the most threatened regions on Earth, having undergone substantial climatic, physical and biological changes with the warming of...

“Dead Urchin Walking” on the ocean floor

enckenberg scientist Max Wisshak and his colleague Christian Neumann from the Museum of Natural History in Berlin documented the struggle for survival of a...

A new technique could aid in tracking the ocean’s health and...

On land, it’s fairly obvious where one ecological region ends and another begins, for instance at the boundary between a desert and savanna. In...

Climate Researchers Offer Global Perspective on Forest Tree Growth

When it comes to the fight against global warming, our forests offer a valuable service. Trees act as carbon sinks, capturing CO2 – the...

Human activity threatens billions of years of evolutionary history

A ZSL study published in Nature Communications (Tuesday 26 May) maps the evolutionary history of the world's terrestrial vertebrates - amphibians, birds, mammals and...

Green Snow are found around the Antarctica coastline due to climate...

Scientists have created the first ever large-scale map of microscopic algae as they bloomed across the surface of snow along the Antarctic Peninsula coast....

Towable sensor free-falls to help measure the ocean’s response to climate...

The motion of the ocean is often thought of in horizontal terms, for instance in the powerful currents that sweep around the planet, or...

Sea ice extent in the Southern Ocean may increase with glacial...

Tucked away at the very bottom of the globe surrounding Antarctica, the Southern Ocean has never been easy to study. Its challenging conditions have...

Study examines downstream effects of climate change on alpine butterfly populations

The long-term effects of climate change suggests that the butterfly effect is at work on butterflies in the alpine regions of North America, according...

Rising ocean temperatures threaten seagrass meadows and their ability to retain...

As carbon dioxide emissions continue to increase, scientists have recognized that seagrass meadows are important to mitigation because they have high rates of carbon...

The loss of natural enemies could make it difficult to adapt...

What effect does species extinction have on the evolution of the surviving species? Evolutionary biologists from the University of Zurich have investigated this question...

Researchers find highest levels of microplastic ever recorded on the seafloor

An international research project has revealed the highest levels of microplastic ever recorded on the seafloor, with up to 1.9 million pieces in a...

NASA scientists map detailed measurements of 16 Years of Ice Sheet...

Using the most advanced Earth-observing laser instrument NASA has ever flown in space, scientists have made precise, detailed measurements of how the elevation of...

Warming climate undoes decades of knowledge of marine protected areas

Climate change and warming seas are transforming tropical coral reefs and undoing decades of knowledge about how to protect these delicate and vital ecosystems. Many...

Hummingbirds show up when tropical trees fall down

When the tree fell that October in 2015, the tropical giant didn’t go down alone. Hundreds of neighboring trees went with it, opening a...

Maria Zuber on climate change: “Breakthroughs will happen”

Climate change is a very personal issue to Maria Zuber, MIT’s vice president for research. A native of eastern Pennsylvania, she watched her grandfathers,...

South Asia faces increased double-threat of extreme heat, extreme pollution

Scientists know that extreme heat has a negative impact on the human body — causing distress in the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. They also...

Continued CO2 Emissions Will Impair Cognition

As the 21st century progresses, rising atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations will cause urban and indoor levels of the gas to increase, and that...

Understanding the impact of climate change on demersal fish communities

Understanding the impact of climate change on demersal fish communities is an important element of navigation in the future, but it is difficult to balance...

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