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18 06 2020 | 07:03

Half the planet is still free from a significant human influence – and it should remain like that.

Conservationists call to expand the amount of land formally protected. About half of the Earth’s ice-free land remains free of significant influence from humans, according to a new study, which…

08 06 2020 | 07:11

Scientists: We've Found the Cleanest Air on Earth.

Atmospheric researchers have pinpointed the spot on Earth with the cleanest air. It's not in the midst of a remote jungle, nor on a deserted tropical island. Instead, the cleanest air in the world is…

07 06 2020 | 11:32

The view from the bottleneck: Is nature poised for a big comeback?

A new theory, from bottleneck to breakthrough, posits that urbanization, falling fertility and the end of extreme poverty could result in a much greener world than the one we inherited. The…

07 06 2020 | 10:22

Why can't we leave them alone? The troubling truth about selfies with sloths.

How the trappings of fame are causing problems for the placid mammal that has become a star of internet memes and Instagram. Nobody seems to know quite how the sloth became the rock star of the…

07 06 2020 | 10:12

Artists explore new ways of knowing in a time of information overload.

From mapping coronavirus to recording extinctions, Heather Houser describes the intersection of art and data visualization. A deluge of contested data on crises is prompting writers and artists to…

31 05 2020 | 07:58

Another Hole in the Ozone Layer? Climate Change May Be to Blame.

You may have heard about the hole in the ozone layer, which hovers over Antarctica. It has shrunk over time thanks to policies that curbed the use of ozone-depleting chemicals. In the nearly 40 years…

31 05 2020 | 07:06

Ecotourism’s Collapse Puts Conservation Programs in Grave Danger.

Ecotourism’s collapse due to the coronavirus isn’t just bad for the humans who rely on it for revenue, but also the wildlife that it protects. - Rosie Spinks From the vast plains of the Masai Mara…

25 05 2020 | 10:12

Drilling on Public Lands: Native American Voices Frustrated by Virtual Public Hearings Over Zoom.

The Trump administration has attempted to plow forward with its plans to open up public lands to drilling for oil and gas exploration. To do so, it has continued to hold public meetings over Zoom.

25 05 2020 | 09:51

Monarch Butterflies Will Be Protected Under Historic Deal.

The side of the road isn't usually thought of as ideal habitat. But for insects, such as butterflies and their caterpillars, the long expanses of land along roads and utility corridors add up to a…

21 05 2020 | 11:59

RSPB flooded with reports of birds of prey being killed.

Charity says lockdown has been seen as green light to target birds in belief there is less chance of getting caught. The RSPB has been “overrun” with reports of birds of prey being illegally killed…

21 05 2020 | 11:23

Climate Explained: What Caused Major Climate Change in the Past?

Earth had several periods of high carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere and high temperatures over the last several million years. Can you explain what caused these periods, given that there was no…

19 05 2020 | 07:57

Halt destruction of nature or suffer even worse pandemics, say world’s top scientists.

Exclusive: only one species is responsible for coronavirus – humans – say world’s leading wildlife experts The coronavirus pandemic is likely to be followed by even more deadly and destructive…

19 05 2020 | 07:54

Greening the planet and slouching towards Paris?

A new paper finds higher than expected CO2 fertilization inferred from leaf to global observations.  The paper predicts that the Earth is going to gain nearly three times as much green matter as was…

19 05 2020 | 07:28

Unusual warmth pours over North Pole, potentially jump-starting melt season for Arctic ice.

Climate Signals Summary: The Arctic is warming two to three times faster than the rest of the world, which accelerates sea ice melt, and that melt actually further contributes to 

18 05 2020 | 12:50

'Ozone Friendly' Chemicals Are Polluting the Environment.

The Montreal Protocol of 1987 committed nations around the world to stop using the chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) that created a hole in the ozone layer.

15 05 2020 | 07:17

Shedding light on the ocean’s living carbon pump.

Phytoplankton play a crucial role in ocean biology and climate. Understanding the natural processes that influence phytoplankton primary production, and how they are changing as the planet warms, is…

15 05 2020 | 07:05

Bioluminescent waves dazzle surfers in California: 'Never seen anything like it".

Crowds are coming to see the light show as beaches begin to reopen after an almost month-long closure due to coronavirus Mother nature has provided a radical gift to nighttime beach-goers in…

07 05 2020 | 08:31

Earth Day 2020: Global Atmospheric Methane.

Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas that traps heat 28 times more effectively than carbon dioxide over a 100-year timescale. Concentrations of methane have increased by more than 150% since…

06 05 2020 | 08:12

'We did it to ourselves': scientist says intrusion into nature led to pandemic.

Leading US biologist Thomas Lovejoy says to stop future outbreaks we need more respect for natural world. The vast illegal wildlife trade and humanity’s excessive intrusion into nature is to blame…

02 05 2020 | 08:32

Europe had hottest year on record in 2019, report shows.

Findings confirm 11 of the 12 warmest years in Europe occurred in past two decades. Europe had its hottest year on record last year, new data has confirmed, with periods of exceptional heat last…