By mismanaging its forestry road system, Québec and the forestry companies operating in public forests have made significant savings, to the detriment of protecting aquatic environments.
New research investigating the yabby diets found just how crucial these crayfish are to aquatic ecosystems.
These wetland birds were eradicated in the 17th century, but breeding pairs returned in 1979.
Beavers in our landscapes have great potential to provide small-scale adaptations to climate change – if humans can figure out how to live with them.
A unique design-science collaboration turns ecological data into an immersive digital portrait of a precious wetland.
In spite of monsoon season and cyclone Nivar, the most recent floods are largely man-made disasters.
The presence of a vulnerable species in Ekor Waterfalls, Nigeria, is a signal that the area could support other rare or threatened species.
Mahmudia became a wasteland under dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu’s communist agricultural policy. But villagers fought to resurrect their home and reconnect with the wilderness.
Humanity’s biggest challenges are not technical, but social, economic, political and behavioural. Effective actions are still possible to stabilise the climate and the planet, but must be taken now.
More than 40 per cent of natural wetlands in the Canadian Prairies have been lost due to drainage, and the impacts associated with this are largely unmitigated.
Offshore oil drilling has a long history in California, but is highly unpopular today. The latest major spill is likely to fuel efforts to wind down oil and gas production statewide.
As the state copes with hurricanes and climate disasters, it is figuring out how to manage the slow-motion loss of its coastal land. But its plans could endanger the cultures that define the region.
Imagine flying for five days straight, arriving at your destination emaciated and exhausted, only to find your habitat has disappeared. Such is the plight of the Latham’s Snipe.
As weather becomes more extreme, the value of coastal wetlands is increasing.
The lead author of a new UN report on methane explains the findings and how oil and gas companies could be making money and saving the climate at the same time.
Farmers can help slow climate change by mixing native grasses into croplands, restoring wetlands and raising perennial crops. These strategies also conserve soil and water and build new markets.
Peatlands store more soil carbon than any other terrestrial ecosystem, including tropical forests. But they have been heavily exploited and damaged. Now, scientists are working to restore them.
As sea levels rise along the Atlantic coast, saltwater is intruding inland, killing trees and turning coastal forests into marshes. Should scientists try to slow the process, or work with it?
New research shows nature started its long road to recovery in 2020 – especially in NSW and Victoria. But overall conditions across large swathes of the country remain poor.
We used satellite images to study the life cycles of mangrove forests in the Northern Territory, Queensland, and New South Wales — and found a surprising degree of variation.