Environment

major ocean current Agulhas Current

Research shows major ocean current is widening due to global warming

A new study by University of Miami (UM) researchers found that the Indian Ocean's Agulhas Current is getting wider rather than strengthening. The findings, which...
Why do seabirds eat plastic

Why do seabirds eat plastic? The answer stinks

If it smells like food, and looks like food, it must be food, right? Not in the case of ocean-faring birds that are sometimes found...
genetically modified crops

Elimination of genetically modified crops would cause hike in greenhouse gas emissions

A global ban on genetically modified crops would raise food prices and add the equivalent of a billion tons of CO2 to the atmosphere,...
rainforest vegetation atmospheric CO2

Carbon-hungry plants prevent growth rate of atmospheric CO2, says Berkeley research

New findings suggest the rate at which CO2 is accumulating in the atmosphere is stabled in recent years because Earth's vegetation is grabbing more...
Mislabeled seafood may be more sustainable

Mislabeled seafood may be more sustainable, new study finds

With seafood, what you see is not always what you get. It's no secret that mislabeling is rampant around the world. Recent studies estimate up to...
Arctic sea ice

For each tonne of CO2 emitted by a person, three square meters of Arctic...

For each tonne of carbon dioxide (CO2) that any person on our planet emits, three square meters of Arctic summer sea ice disappear. This is the...
soil

Soil could become another important source of CO2

If people continue using and changing the land over the next century in the same way they currently do, soils will have limited potential...
Diet choices wheat Field phosphorus fertilizers

How our diet choices can influence the environment

The impact of our diet choices on the global phosphorus footprint shouldn't be neglected, a recent study in Frontiers in Nutrition shows. A shift towards...
Biologist citizen scientist

Global biodiversity needs citizen scientists, says study

Citizen scientists are already providing large amounts of data for monitoring biodiversity, but they could do much more, according to a new study published...
forests are slowing climate change far more than we thought

Satellites show forests are slowing climate change far more than we thought

Scientists have found a way to use satellites to track photosynthesis in evergreens, a discovery that could improve our ability to assess the health...