Ecosystem services are not constrained by borders

What do chocolate, migratory birds, flood control and pandas have in common? Many countries benefit from ecosystem services provided outside their nations. This can...

Fish exposed to even small amounts of estrogen produce fewer males

A biologist conducted experiments with North American freshwater fish called least killifish. She found that fish exposed to estrogen in concentrations of 5 nanograms...

Pacific influences European weather

Sea surface temperature in the distant tropical Pacific can influence November weather in Europe.

Chimpanzees and humans share overlapping territories

Chimpanzees and humans 'overlap' in their use of forests and even villages, new research shows.

Are climate scientists being too cautious when linking extreme weather to climate change?

Climate science has focused on avoiding false alarms when linking extreme events to climate change. But it could learn from how weather forecasters warn...

Heat stress: The climate is putting European forests under sustained pressure

No year since weather records began was as hot and dry as 2018. A first comprehensive analysis of the consequences of this drought and...

New breed of supermolecule ‘hunts down’ harmful drugs and removes them from water

Researchers have found an effective, environmentally friendly way to monitor and remove pharmaceuticals from water.

Did the Chicxulub asteroid knock Earth’s thermometer out of the ballpark?

When the Chicxulub asteroid smashed into Earth 65 million years ago, the event drove an abrupt and long-lasting era of global warming, with a...

Climate change may cut soil’s ability to absorb water

Coasts, oceans, ecosystems, weather and human health all face impacts from climate change, and now valuable soils may also be affected. Climate change may...

Which factors trigger leaf die-off in autumn?

Researchers have identified a self-regulating mechanism in European deciduous trees that limits their growing-season length: Trees that photosynthesize more in spring and summer lose...

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