Although it has been considerably less studied than other environmental problems, salinization presents major challenges for biodiversity in freshwater and coastal areas.
To give native species their best chance of survival, we have to embrace ecosystem-based conservation – rather than trying to rescue individual species in isolation.
Conservation practitioners and policymakers must organize and prioritize the management of habitats around whether species are more beneficial or harmful to biodiversity.
Nigeria’s incoming president must prioritise environmental protection to avert further loss of the country’s biodiversity.
Neuroactive compounds in antidepressants enter our wastewater and affect how fish function. Identifying the potential damage to fish is paramount for protecting our aquatic ecosystems.
Digital technologies have the potential to yield positive results, if co-developed and used ethically with Indigenous communities.
Polar bears and wolves may get the glory, but small predators like weasels, foxes and their cousins play outsized ecological roles. And many of these species are declining fast.
A new survey has revealed an alarming deterioration in the health of the River Thames ecosystem – but some of the recorded changes may be the result of a cleaner river.
Tiny plant and insect fossils provide unique insight into an ancient ecosystem that would, later, be altered by climatic shifts.
Atmospheric dust storms often follow wildfires and have serious impacts on human health and ecology.
The oceans bordering West African countries are in grave danger from pollution; checking further degradation is crucial for human survival.
People wouldn’t last long without the countless other species we depend on for survival.
Monitoring bird population trends in Nigeria is a valuable activity – but it requires trained people and commitment over the long term.
While official data is yet to be released, this year’s Mediterranean marine heatwave will likely have devastating ecological consequences.
Wetlands can help limit the spread of the voracious round goby, an invasive species that has infiltrated the Great Lakes and has become widespread in the St. Lawrence River.
A species that is an “apex” predator in one environment won’t necessarily remain so in another.
With decades of images and data from the same locations, these satellites can show changes over time, including deforestation, changes in waterways and how loss of trees corresponds to urban heat.
We can no longer pretend we’re separate to nature. If ecosystems collapse, our society will be threatened too.
Flame retardants are added to consumer products — and end up in the environment and harming aquatic wildlife.
From discovering hidden populations of vulnerable newts to dropping “seed bombs”, two new research papers show how genomics and drones help restore threatened ecosystems.