Peatlands worldwide are running short of water, and the amount of greenhouse gases this could set loose would be devastating for our efforts to curb climate change.
An oasis in the Sahara Desert, Libya.
Wetlands in drylands seem impossible, but their benefits to people and wildlife are very real.
The UK’s marshes, bogs and fens provided the bare necessities of daily life for many centuries.
Low lying regions could be devastated by sea level rise this century.
If nothing is done now, seas could rise a metre by 2100, and four metres by 2300.
Is sending “oldies” to Mars an acceptable sacrifice – or a case of “voluntary euthanasia”?
Tourist “astronaut” millionaire Dennis Tito wants to send an “older couple” to Mars. Would this be a stunt by an enthusiast or a meaningful breakthrough in space exploration? Being elderly myself, I have…
Plants in swamps and marshes have been observed actively altering their environment to increase their species’ chance of…