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The secret lives of roots: Tropical forest root systems are central to improving climate change predictions

Phys.org - Thu 29 Feb 24

International research co-authored by Joshua Fisher, associate professor in Chapman University's Schmid College of Science and Technology, suggests that studying root function in tropical forests ...

The secret lives of roots: Tropical forest root systems are central to improving climate change predictions, Scienmag - Thu 29 Feb 24
The secret lives of roots: Tropical forest root systems are central to improving climate change predictions, Eurekalert - Thu 29 Feb 24

Mercury rising: Study sheds new light on ancient volcanoes' environmental impact

Phys.org - Thu 29 Feb 24

Massive volcanic events in Earth's history that released large amounts of carbon into the atmosphere frequently correlate with periods of severe environmental change and mass extinctions. A ...

Ancient volcanoes’ environmental impact, Science Blog - Fri 1 Mar 24
Mercury rising: Study sheds new light on ancient volcanoes' environmental impact, Eurekalert - Thu 29 Feb 24

Side-effects of expanding forests could limit their potential to tackle climate change—new study

Phys.org - Sun 25 Feb 24

Tackling climate change by planting trees has an intuitive appeal. They absorb the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from the atmosphere without using expensive technology.

Climate benefits of planting forests might be overestimated

Newscientist - Thu 22 Feb 24

The warming avoided by planting CO2-absorbing forests could be around 15 to 30 per cent lower than previously estimated due to feedbacks such as dark trees reflecting less sunlight

Side effects of wide scale forestation could reduce carbon removal benefits by up to a third, study finds

Phys.org - Thu 22 Feb 24

Research, led by scientists at the University of Sheffield and published in the journal Science, provides a new insight into the broader impacts of forestation on the Earth's climate, indicating ...

New study is first step in predicting carbon emissions in agriculture

Phys.org - Thu 22 Feb 24

For the first time, researchers at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities (UMN) and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) have demonstrated that it is possible to provide accurate, ...

New study is first step in predicting carbon emissions in agriculture, ScienceDaily - Tue 27 Feb 24
New study is first step in predicting carbon emissions in agriculture, Scienmag - Thu 22 Feb 24
New study is first step in predicting carbon emissions in agriculture, Eurekalert - Thu 22 Feb 24
Mangrove Destruction May Spike Carbon Emissions by 50,000%, Mirage News - Thu 22 Feb 24

Recommendations address impact of climate change on child health

Medical Xpress - Tue 20 Feb 24

In a policy statement and accompanying technical report issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics and published online Feb. 20 in Pediatrics, recommendations are presented for addressing ...

Nature-based solutions play key role in mitigating climate change, suggest researchers

Phys.org - Mon 19 Feb 24

A new study shows that nature-based solutions are crucial to mitigate climate change, but only if they go hand in hand with a drastic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

Measurement uncertainty may stall global biodiversity targets

Phys.org - Mon 19 Feb 24

More than ever before, there is a growing interest in dedicating resources to stop the loss of biodiversity, as recently exemplified by the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) ...

Measurement Uncertainty May Stall Global Biodiversity Targets, Mirage News - Fri 16 Feb 24
Acting Asst. Secretary Littlejohn to Visit Oman, Ghana, Kenya, Mirage News - Fri 16 Feb 24

Eight ways that the stopping of overfishing will promote biodiversity and help address climate change

Phys.org - Sun 18 Feb 24

Amid the escalating threats of a warming world, and with the latest annual United Nations global climate conference (COP28) behind us, there is one critical message that's often left out of ...

Australia's most at-risk bird species share some common traits

Phys.org - Sun 18 Feb 24

Australian birds that live on islands are among the species most at risk of extinction, a first-of-its-kind study from The Australian National University (ANU) has shown. The study is published ...

A strategy for integrating online digital data for monitoring biodiversity

Phys.org - Fri 16 Feb 24

Scientists from the University of Helsinki together with colleagues from other universities and institutions around the world propose a strategy for integrating online digital data from media ...

Viewpoint: Migratory animals face mass extinction—but as a conservationist, I'm optimistic

Phys.org - Fri 16 Feb 24

The world is facing three planetary crises: biodiversity loss, climate change and environmental pollution. Recognized threats to biodiversity include habitat loss and overexploitation but new ...

A salamander hiding in Eastern Kentucky is rare, but is it on the verge of extinction?

Phys.org - Thu 15 Feb 24

If you've seen a strange light and a shadowy figure stalking the bluffs of Eastern Kentucky at night, it's likely not a cryptid but Kentucky Fish and Wildlife biologist John MacGregor.

Studying the otherworldly sounds in Antarctic waters

Phys.org - Wed 14 Feb 24

In freezing Antarctic waters, amid bobbing chunks of floating ice, the hums, pitches and echoes of life in the deep are helping scientists understand the behavior and movements of marine mammals.

Fish in the upper Danube could be just as endangered in the future as in the past, but for different reasons

Phys.org - Wed 14 Feb 24

Rivers belong to the most threatened ecosystems on Earth. While many studies have projected climate change effects on species, little is known about the severity of these changes compared to ...

Critical habitats at risk: Three-quarters of vegetation types in the Americas are under-protected

Phys.org - Wed 14 Feb 24

A study published in Global Ecology and Conservation has found that three-quarters of the distinct habitats in North, Central, and South America fall below the Global Biodiversity Convention's ...

Critical Habitats at Risk: Three-quarters of vegetation types in the Americas are under-protected, idw-online - Wed 14 Feb 24
Critical Habitats at Risk: Three-quarters of vegetation types in the Americas are under-protected, Eurekalert - Wed 14 Feb 24
75% of Americas' Vegetation Types Critically Under-Protected, Mirage News - Wed 14 Feb 24
Ease Wildlife Strain by Stabilising Human Population, Mirage News - Tue 13 Feb 24
Australians Prioritize Saving Human Life Over Species Extinction, Mirage News - Mon 12 Feb 24
UN Report Unveils New Threats to Migratory Species, Mirage News - Mon 12 Feb 24
Global Animal Migrations Diminish Amid Fishing, Development, Mirage News - Mon 12 Feb 24
UN Report: Migratory Species Decline Raises Global Extinction Risk, Mirage News - Mon 12 Feb 24
Report reveals shocking state of wildlife, Phys.org (news wire) - Mon 12 Feb 24
UN Report: Global Extinction Risk Rises as Wildlife Declines, Mirage News - Mon 12 Feb 24
Conservation Efforts Should Ignore Borders Like Migratory Species, Mirage News - Mon 12 Feb 24

Viewpoint: Wildlife selfies harm animals, even when scientists share images with warnings in the captions

Phys.org - Wed 14 Feb 24

One of the biggest privileges of being a primatologist is spending time in remote locations with monkeys and apes, living near these animals in their habitats and experiencing their daily lives. ...

Second critically endangered gorilla born at London Zoo in a month

Phys.org - Wed 14 Feb 24

A critically endangered western lowland gorilla has been born at London Zoo, the second of the apes to be born at the facility in a month, the zoo said on Tuesday.

The world's spectacular animal migrations are dwindling. Fishing, fences and development are fast-tracking extinctions

Phys.org - Tue 13 Feb 24

In 1875, trillions of Rocky Mountain locusts gathered and began migrating across the western United States in search of food. The enormous swarm covered an area larger than California. Three ...

Researchers: Australians would rather save a single human life than prevent an entire species from becoming extinct

Phys.org - Tue 13 Feb 24

Australia is in the grip of an escalating extinction crisis. Since colonization, 100 native plant and animal species have become formally listed as extinct due to human activities. The actual ...

The Megalodon's Forceful Bite Was 10 Times More Powerful Than a Great White Shark's

Discover Magazine - Tue 13 Feb 24

Fossil evidence suggests the megalodon had the strongest bite force of any living creature, even outstripping the bone-crushing power of a Tyrannosaurus rex.

18% of global migratory species under threat with extinction, finds UN

Interesting Engineering - Mon 12 Feb 24

Recently, ...

Report warns migratory fish, mammals and birds at risk of extinction

Phys.org - Mon 12 Feb 24

Risks to migrating mammals, birds and fishes are rising, a landmark report has warned.

Nearly Half of the World’s Migratory Species Are in Decline, U.N. Report Says

TIME - Mon 12 Feb 24

(WASHINGTON) — Nearly half of the world’s migratory species are in decline, according to a new United Nations report released Monday. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Many ...

Nearly half of the world's migratory species are in decline, UN report says, Phys.org - Mon 12 Feb 24

Study reveals winners and losers from climate and land-use change

Phys.org - Mon 12 Feb 24

New research from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Northumbria University has determined that as warm-loving species expand their ranges under climate change, Britain's landscapes ...

Most migratory fish on the brink says global analysis

Cosmos Magazine - Mon 12 Feb 24

At least 2 in 5 migratory animal species prioritised for conservation are in decline and almost all significant migratory fish are threatened with extinction, says a new report. The State ...

Half of migratory animal species are in decline – many face extinction

Newscientist - Mon 12 Feb 24

The first ever UN report into the state of migratory species suggests animals from sharks to sea birds face a bleak future

Migrating species crucial to planet under threat

BBC News - Mon 12 Feb 24

Human activity is leaving some migratory species like green turtles facing extinction, a UN report says.

Climate change to bring invasive weeds to mid-Atlantic and northeastern US states: Study

Phys.org - Fri 9 Feb 24

In an online article published In Invasive Plant Science and Management, Justin D. Salva and Bethany A. Bradley performed and reported impact assessments on 104 plants most likely to expand ...

Beam me up: Using lasers to detect moth migrations

Phys.org - Tue 6 Feb 24

The year is 1941. The British military is installing new-age radar systems to detect German aircraft bound for Great Britain, intent on destruction. Fast forward to 2024. Researchers at North ...

Japan should scrap research disclosure rule for telecom NTT, panel says

Nikkei Asia - Tue 6 Feb 24

Jurassic rocks reveal new details about Earth's climate system, Earth.com - Sat 2 Mar 24
Planting too many trees could spoil the planet, Earth.com - Fri 23 Feb 24
CO2 emissions from degraded mangrove forests set to increase by 50,000% , Earth.com - Thu 22 Feb 24
UN report: Disturbing details about the state of Earth’s wildlife, Earth.com - Mon 12 Feb 24
Mangroves and saltmarshes are much better at storing carbon than previously believed, Earth.com - Sun 11 Feb 24
The Carnian Pluvial Event: When It Rained For 2 Million Years On Earth, IFLScience - Sat 2 Mar 24
California's Phantom Lake Tulare Has Disappeared, Newsweek - Tue 27 Feb 24
Study: Carbon Emissions from Destroyed Mangrove Forests to Skyrocket 50,000% in the Next Decades, Techtimes - Thu 22 Feb 24
Invisible Danger: How Does Noise Pollution Threaten Wildlife?, The Science Times - Wed 14 Feb 24
Next Mass Extinction on the Verge of Happening? Unsustainable Human Activities a Threat to 20% of Migratory Animals, The Science Times - Tue 13 Feb 24
UN Report: Migratory Species Facing Extinction, Voice of America - Mon 12 Feb 24
UN Report: Migratory Species in Danger from Pollution, Invasive Species, Climate Crisis, Techtimes - Mon 12 Feb 24
Half of Species That Migrate Are in Decline, UN Says, Technology Networks - Mon 12 Feb 24
Berkeley Lab's New Method: Healthy Soils Lock Away Carbon, Mirage News - Mon 4 Mar 24
Tropical Forest Roots Key to Enhancing Climate Forecasts, Mirage News - Thu 29 Feb 24

Half of migratory species face extinction due to human activities

Ars Technica - Tue 13 Feb 24

Enlarge / In the case of Great Barrier Reef green turtles, rising temperatures have been linked to changing sex-determination, with an increasing number of new hatchlings born female. ...

One of The World's Most Mysterious Whales Shows Signs of Holding Traditions

ScienceAlert - Tue 13 Feb 24

They're like soggy people.

Earth’s Migratory Animals Are in Peril, According to U.N. Report

Smithsonian Magazine - Mon 12 Feb 24

The Convention on Migratory Species warns that many birds, mammals and fish face numerous threats, but they can be saved

Close to half of migratory species are in serious decline: UN report

Popular Science - Mon 12 Feb 24

Humpback whales have improved their conservation status over the past 30 years, but many other migratory species are at risk of extinction. Deposit Photos Almost half of ...

From turtles to fruit bats, migratory species increasingly under threat, says UN

The Guardian - Mon 12 Feb 24

Migrating animals are at risk from pollution, the spread of invasive species and the climate crisis, first report of its kind revealsMore than a fifth of migratory species under international ...

Is Earth on track for a mass extinction? More than 20% of migratory animals are now at risk of being wiped out, report warns

Daily Mail - Mon 12 Feb 24

Migratory species - which travel often thousands of miles to breed or find food - are threatened by human activity, a new UN-based report reveals.

Three things with kayaker Bonnie Hancock: ‘At sea for three weeks, that jacket was with me’

The Guardian - Sun 11 Feb 24

In our weekly interview about objects, the world record-breaking paddler tells us about a jacket lost at sea – and a shell that tells a storyRead more three things interviews hereGet our weekend ...

‘You lied to us’: did the real-life saga behind Free Willy change the story for orcas in captivity?

The Guardian - Sat 10 Feb 24

Thirty years after the film highlighted their plight, thousands of whales and dolphins remain performing in entertainment parksAnyone who grew up in the 1990s may well remember this movie scene: ...

Nail-biting moment camera team witness endangered spider monkey giving birth in the wild for first time ever... which almost ends in tragedy

Daily Mail - Fri 9 Feb 24

Conservationists report that endangered brown-headed spider monkeys are losing habitat to factory farming, but one newborn of the species, named 'Anku,' has shown he has the strength to hang ...

What principles should define natural climate solutions? A new study has some answers

Mongabay.com - Tue 20 Feb 24

Following a litany of conferences and calls that stress the urgency to address climate change, there’s growing interest and investments in nature to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Protecting ...

How to Convince those Dumb Deniers Part Eleventy Fifty-Seven

Watts Up With That? - Sun 18 Feb 24

Their conclusion seems to be that if you ask people to do things, they resist more conspicuously than if you tell people in passive voice that things must be done.

After 50 years of the U.S. Endangered Species Act, we need new biodiversity protection laws (commentary)

Mongabay.com - Fri 16 Feb 24

The 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) — the most consequential environmental legislation ever created — is ringing in a new year of hope. As we welcome 2024 and celebrate ...

Wind and Solar Slaughtering India’s Iconic Bird

Watts Up With That? - Wed 14 Feb 24

In this instance, the color of the climate alarmists’ favored machines is blood red, not green.

Land Degradation Or Desertification? Semantics May Be Crucial To Understanding Climate Impacts Of Human Activity

CleanTechnica - Tue 13 Feb 24

Land degradation is a better way of describing what is normally called desertification. Dealing with it now could pay enormous dividends. The post Land Degradation Or Desertification? Semantics ...

Wild Animals Should Be Paid for the Benefits They Provide Humanity

Wired Science Blogs - Tue 13 Feb 24

Healthy ecosystems in developing countries sequester carbon, regulate the weather, and help plants grow thousands of miles away. Wealthier countries benefit from these services—and so should ...

Landmark report on migratory species underlines threats to Asia’s wildlife

Mongabay.com - Mon 12 Feb 24

Populations of protected migratory species are plummeting worldwide and “levels of extinction risk are rising,” according to a landmark report that emphasized the devastating threats facing ...

Report: 20% of U.N.-protected migratory species facing extinction due to human activity

UPI - Mon 12 Feb 24

Nearly half of the more than 1,100 migratory species that signatories to a United Nations treaty are pledged to protect are in decline and one in five may become extinct, the U.N. Environment ...

Migratory species at risk worldwide, landmark U.N. report says

CBSNews - Mon 12 Feb 24

The first-ever such report finds that one in five is threatened with extinction and 44 percent are seeing their populations decline. Humans are to blame, the report says.

Concern for Mexico’s vaquita as totoaba swim bladder trafficking surges online

Mongabay.com - Fri 9 Feb 24

MEXICO CITY — The trafficking of valuable fish bladders found in Mexico appears to be on the rise online and on social media, and it’s having a ripple effect on other endangered species ...

Black carbon sensor could fill massive monitoring gaps

ScienceDaily - Wed 28 Feb 24

Black carbon is up to 25 times more hazardous to human health than other airborne particles of a similar size. Standard sensors are expensive and burdensome, resulting in sparse coverage in ...

Black carbon sensor could fill massive monitoring gaps, Scienmag - Mon 26 Feb 24
Black carbon sensor could fill massive monitoring gaps, Eurekalert - Mon 26 Feb 24
Forestation's Climate Benefits Offset by Chemistry, Albedo Feedbacks, Mirage News - Thu 22 Feb 24
Mass Forestation May Cut Carbon Removal Benefits by Third, Mirage News - Thu 22 Feb 24

Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats has long been in flux

ScienceDaily - Tue 27 Feb 24

It has been long assumed that Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats was formed as its ancient namesake lake dried up 13,000 years ago. But new research has gutted that narrative, determining these crusts ...

Side effects of wide scale forestation could reduce carbon removal benefits by up to a third

ScienceDaily - Sun 25 Feb 24

The side effects of large-scale forestation initiatives could reduce the CO2 removal benefits by up to a third, a pioneering study has found.

Side effects of wide scale forestation could reduce carbon removal benefits by 1/3, Science Blog - Thu 22 Feb 24
Side effects of wide scale forestation could reduce carbon removal benefits by up to a third, Scienmag - Thu 22 Feb 24
Side effects of wide scale forestation could reduce carbon removal benefits by up to a third, Eurekalert - Thu 22 Feb 24

Chemistry and albedo feedbacks offset forestation’s net climate benefits

Scienmag - Thu 22 Feb 24

Roughly a third of the climate cooling that forests achieve by removing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere is offset through changes to atmospheric composition and decreased surface reflectivity, ...

Chemistry and albedo feedbacks offset forestation’s net climate benefits, Eurekalert - Thu 22 Feb 24
Irrecoverable carbon in the mountains: Embracing the opportunity of agroforestry, Eurekalert - Thu 22 Feb 24
Research Paves Way for Predicting Agricultural Carbon Emissions, Mirage News - Thu 22 Feb 24

Online digital data and AI for monitoring biodiversity

Newswise - Fri 16 Feb 24

The random information posted online could be used to generate information about biodiversity and its conservation.

Online digital data and AI for monitoring biodiversity, Scienmag - Fri 16 Feb 24
Online digital data and AI for monitoring biodiversity, Eurekalert - Fri 16 Feb 24
UNECE Chief's EU Visit Highlights Cooperation Benefits, Norm Focus, Mirage News - Fri 16 Feb 24
Online digital data and AI for monitoring biodiversity, Mirage News - Fri 16 Feb 24
World's Progress on Landmark Nature Protection Pact Questioned, Mirage News - Wed 14 Feb 24

New Research Reveals: The New York Bight Is an Important Year-Round Habitat for Endangered Fin Whales

Newswise - Thu 15 Feb 24

Researchers aim to use their science to help inform best practices and strategies to better protect fin whales in waters off NY and NJ.

Horseshoe crabs, living fossils of the sea, draw endangered species petition

The Hindu - Tue 13 Feb 24

Horseshoe crab populations have crashed in recent decades, with spawning numbers down two-thirds from 1990 in the Delaware Bay estuary that was once their biggest stronghold

Climate change to bring invasive weeds to mid-Atlantic and northeastern US states

Scienmag - Mon 12 Feb 24

In an online article published In Invasive Plant Science and Management, vol. 16, issue 4, by Cambridge University Press, Justin D. Salva and Bethany A. Bradley performed and reported impact ...

Odisha declares Gupteswar in Koraput district as its fourth biodiversity heritage site

The Hindu - Mon 12 Feb 24

Odisha Biodiversity Board’s survey says the site has 608 faunal species and 182 species of trees

WCS Statement from CMS CoP14

Newswise - Mon 12 Feb 24

"If governments do everything they have committed to do, then the next 'State of the World's Migratory Species' will have some good news." WCS VP of International Policy Susan Lieberman

Wildlife Conservation Society Delegation Heading to Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) CoP14

Newswise - Fri 9 Feb 24

A Wildlife Conservation Society delegation is heading to the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals CoP14, Feb. 12-17, in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.