Environment

Arctic sea ice loss impacts beluga whale migration

Arctic sea ice loss impacts beluga whale migration

The annual migration of some beluga whales in Alaska is altered by sea ice changes in the Arctic, while other belugas do not appear...
Mulled wine

Mulled wine: a recipe for sustainability?

Nothing quite says ‘Christmas party’ like the smell of mulled wine drifting around an office. It’s an easy drink to make – all of...
NASA’s space laser reveals boom-and-bust cycle of polar ocean plants

NASA’s space laser reveals boom-and-bust cycle of polar ocean plants

A new study using a NASA satellite instrument orbiting Earth has found that small, environmental changes in polar food webs significantly influence the boom-and-bust,...
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...