On the Antarctic peninsula, nitrogen-rich poop from seal and penguin colonies create biodiversity hotspots by enriching the soil, according to a new study published on 9 May in Cell Press
Freshwater rivers provide vital ecosystem services, enable fish migration, and move sediments — such as sand, clay, silt, and soil — from one place to another to alleviate pollution. However,
In a new commentary published on 8 May in Nature, three experts discuss the current priorities for food and land use, including sustainable agricultural systems, safeguarding biodiversity, and ensuring food
A new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) finds that the rate of species extinctions is accelerating and up to one million plant and
What geopolitical implications could arise from transitioning to a low-carbon world? A new commentary published on 1 May in Nature examines four possible scenarios, which they refer to as ‘Four
A new study led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington shows that in addition to reducing the severity and number of extreme weather events, effective climate
Biodegradable plastic carrier bags cannot be relied upon to degrade more quickly, according to a new study published on 28 April in Environmental Science & Technology (1). The findings suggest
Environmental pollutants have a large impact on children’s health in Europe, according to a new study published last month in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (1).
A new analysis published on April 23 in Nature Communications suggests that if nations fail to meet commitments set out in the Paris agreement, climate change related to the Arctic
Scientists have developed a new kind of plastic that can be re-manufactured back into the same type of plastic in a more sustainable way, without losing any quality or performance.