Scientists urge caution, further assessment of ecological impacts above deep sea mining

A new study argues that deep-sea mining poses significant risks, not only to the area immediately surrounding mining operations but also to the water...

Global wildlife surveillance could provide early warning for next pandemic

Researchers propose a decentralized, global wildlife biosurveillance system to identify -- before the next pandemic emerges -- animal viruses that have the potential to...

A ‘regime shift’ is happening in the Arctic Ocean

Scientists find the growth of phytoplankton in the Arctic Ocean has increased 57 percent over just two decades, enhancing its ability to soak up...

Socio-economic, environmental impacts of COVID-19 quantified

How is COVID-19 impacting people and the planet and what are the implications for a post-pandemic world? A new study quantifies the socio-economic losses...

Aquaculture’s role in nutrition in the COVID-19 era

A new paper examines the economics of an aquaculture industry of the future that is simultaneously environmentally sustainable and nutritious for the nearly 1...

A new look at deep-sea microbes

Microbes found deeper in the ocean are believed to have slow population turnover rates and low amounts of available energy. But a new examination...

Lead fallout from Notre Dame fire was likely overlooked

A new study used soil samples collected from neighborhoods around the cathedral to estimate local amounts of lead fallout from the fire.

Daytime aardvark sightings are a sign of troubled times

New research reveals what a shift from night-time to daytime activity means for the well-being of aardvarks in a warming and drying world.

Extreme rainfall events cause top-heavy aquatic food webs

Scientists across seven different sites throughout Central and South America replicated the extreme rainfall events predicted by climate change science. Using the insect larvae...

Gall fly outmaneuvers host plant in game of ‘Spy vs Spy’

Over time goldenrod plants and the gall flies that feed on them have been one-upping each other in an ongoing competition for survival. Now,...

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Berlin plans a new network of bike superhighways.

Twenty years ago, Berlin’s network of sidewalk paths marked it out as one of Europe’s best places to ride a bike. But as the...

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China’s plan to cut shipping emissions

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