Environment

Amazonia's best and worst areas for carbon recovery revealed

Amazonia’s best and worst areas for carbon recovery revealed

The first mapping of carbon recovery in Amazonian forests following emissions released by commercial logging activities has been published in the journal eLife. The findings suggest...
Ring-tailed lemurs

Ring-tailed lemurs: Going, going, gone?

The ring-tailed lemur, an iconic primate that is emblematic of the wild and wonderful creatures inhabiting the tropical island of Madagascar, is in big...
Ocean temperatures faithfully recorded in mother-of-pearl, nacre

Ocean temperatures faithfully recorded in mother-of-pearl, nacre

Mother-of-pearl or nacre (pronounced nay-ker), the lustrous, tough-as-nails biomineral that lines some seashells, has been shown to be a faithful record of ancient ocean...
Turning CO2 into rock

Turning CO2 into rock

An international team of scientists have found a potentially viable way to remove anthropogenic (caused or influenced by humans) carbon dioxide emissions from the...
Road planning 'trade off' could boost food production while helping protect tropical forests

Road planning ‘trade off’ could boost food production while helping protect tropical forests

Conservation scientists have used layers of data on biodiversity, climate, transport and crop yields to construct a colour-coded mapping system that shows where new...
Iceberg in the Weddell Sea

Antarctic Ice Sheet study reveals 8,000-year record of climate change

An international team of researchers has found that the Antarctic Ice Sheet plays a major role in regional and global climate variability - a...
Mountain glaciers are showing some of the strongest responses to climate change

Mountain glaciers are showing some of the strongest responses to climate change

Mountain glaciers have long been a favorite poster child of climate change. The near-global retreat of glaciers of the last century provides some of...
Climate change may be causing chronic kidney disease via dehydration and heat stress

Climate change may be causing chronic kidney disease via dehydration and heat stress

Climate change may be accelerating rates of chronic kidney disease caused by dehydration and heat stress, according to a paper appearing in a recent...
Polar Bear

What satellites can tell us about how animals will fare in a changing climate

From the Arctic to the Mojave Desert, terrestrial and marine habitats are rapidly changing. These changes impact animals that are adapted to specific ecological niches,...
When permafrost melts

When permafrost melts, what happens to all that stored carbon?

The Arctic's frozen ground contains large stores of organic carbon that have been locked in the permafrost for thousands of years. As global temperatures rise,...