Mangroves, like these in Madagascar, provide a range of benefits, including protection from storms and the prevention of coastal erosion.
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Despite their enormous value, mangroves are being removed at an alarming rate. A new tool aims to help communities reverse mangrove loss and tap into conservation programs and funding.
Humanity is destroying Earth’s ability to support complex life. But coming to grips with the magnitude of the problem is hard, even for experts.
Grasslands can store carbon reliably under increasingly hot and dry climates.
Large areas targeted for forest restoration in Africa are covered by savanna and grassland, which provide important ecosystem services that would be lost should they be converted to forests.
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The Australian landscape’s need for fire isn't straightforward, and a fire of this magnitude will alter the island's ecological balance.
Storm petrels are one of the world’s most abundant seabirds, but their numbers have plummeted in some places.
Seabird colonies are thought to be in rapid decline. But knowing just how severe the loss is can be a challenge, so some scientists are turning to bird poop for the answer.
Hundreds of beetle species seem to be specialists that feed only from small white flowers on trees.
In the Amazon, beetles and flowering trees have developed a tight bond. Hundreds of beetle species thrive off of and pollinate blossoms, helping to maintain some of the highest biodiversity on Earth.
Indonesia can tap into its microorganism resources for potential renewable energy development.
Research by author and her students about palm oil waste water processing using Microbial Fuel Cells at the Faculty of Biotechnology, Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia
Flooding isn't always destructive – it can be part of our toolkit for restoring ecosystems.
The Leadbeater’s possum, one of thousands of species threatened by changing fire regimes.
A major new research paper reveals which species are most at risk from changing fire regimes around the world.
If all, or even most, offspring of the survivors are shy, we could be facing an introduced pest population that is incredibly difficult to remove.
Herders at the N'gonga cattle market, Niger: Changing rainfall patterns alter locations of pastures the migrating herders depend on.
Changing climatic conditions and ecological hazards are an important migration driver in sub-Saharan Africa.
Needed: less wild meat in cities, more wildlife experts in public health.
Insects are an inexpensive and effective way to teach children about science.
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Insects are plentiful and inexpensive. Even when children aren't attending school in person, they can learn from the encounters they have with insects outside.
Rising sea levels are threatening homes on Diamniadio Island, Saloum Delta in Senegal. A child stands outside a home’s former kitchen, surrounded by mangrove branches, in 2015.
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Among the human rights under threat are the rights to life, health, food, a healthy environment, water, an adequate standard of living and culture.
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Green diesel may be intended to reduce emissions but it is not necessarily environmentally and socially sound.
Illicit endangered wildlife trade in Möng La, Shan, Myanmar.
To better anticipate and manage the emergence of new pandemics, a paradigm shift is needed to take into account the complex interactions between human health, animal health, the environment and the economy.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern promising to accelerate Labour’s COVID-19 recovery plan after winning re-election in a landslide.
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In politics, what lifts you up can drag you down. To avoid that, Jacinda Ardern's Labour government will have to examine its political soul.
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We found that signal crayfish traps tend to catch larger males, letting the bulk of the population go free.
Fruit production of shea is limited by lack of pollination and this limitation is greater at sites with less tree and shrub diversity.
Fruit production of shea is often limited by a lack of pollination which is more pronounced in places with less tree and shrub diversity.
New research found nearly half of land-based ecosystems and threatened species in Australia have inadequate protections. Yet most of the budget for national parks will go to infrastructure upgrades.