Uncovering plant invasions in the tropics

An international collaboration of scientists has created the first inventory of flora introduced to the tropics, filling a knowledge gap about invasive plants in...

New study highlights urgent need to safeguard deep reefs — one of the largest...

New study finds very few deep reefs have any form of protection, and face a multitude of threats, set only to escalate in the...

Itchy eyes and a runny nose? It could be climate change

Researchers have simulated how climate change will affect the distribution of two leading allergens -- oak and ragweed pollens -- across the contiguous United...

New research shows people, wildlife, and marine environment benefit when island-ocean connections are restored

A new perspective shows that linking land and sea through coordinated conservation efforts may offer unrealized and amplified benefits for biodiversity, human wellbeing, climate...

World needs ambitious zero percent new plastic waste target by 2040

The United Nations is being urged to make a bold pledge and set a target of zero for new plastic pollution by 2040 in its upcoming Global...

Entomologists issue warning about effects of climate change on insects

In a new scientific review, a team of 70 scientists warned that climate change affects insects in ways that will 'drastically reduce our ability...

Climate change to produce more rainbows

Climate change will increase opportunities to see rainbows, according to a new study. The study's authors estimate that by 2100, the average land location...

The lightness of water vapor adds heft to global climate models

Including the lightness of water vapor in climate models can improve cloud simulations and the accuracy of climate change forecasts, scientists found.

Evidence that marine conservation mitigates climate change

Marine protected areas act as a safeguard for oceans, seas, and estuaries. These zones help to preserve the plants and animals that call these...

Scientists call for setting limits, possible moratorium on fishing in Antarctica’s Southern Ocean

Published only days before the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources' annual meeting, this evidence-based commentary notes that current levels of...

Latest news

Popular Articles

Cook Inlet gas pipeline leak is a hazard and must be repaired, feds say.

"The annual side-scan sonar or multi-beam echo-sounder survey, or both, that Hilcorp currently performs, do not provide sufficient information to determine whether there are...

The key role of forests in meeting climate targets requires science for credible mitigation

Figure 2 compares the historical LULUCF trend from our analysis with three other well-known global LULUCF data sets: (i) latest country reports to UNFCCC (refs 13,15,16,20); (ii) FAOSTAT...

Europe’s coal power is going up in smoke — fast.

The long goodbye for coal in Europe is accelerating as the cost of shifting to green energy plunges. The most important business stories of the...

Glowing fossils: Fluorescence reveals color patterns of earliest scallops

UV light makes it possible to see intricate structures of fossils that are barely visible in normal daylight. This method has often been used...