Global warming will boost agriculture weed threat

Invasive weeds pose a significant threat to global agriculture productivity -- and their threat will become more pronounced if the Earth's climate is affected...

Environmental groups moving beyond conservation

Although non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have become powerful voices in world environmental politics, little is known of the global picture of this sector. A new...

The future is knocking: Global food production to be transformed using new technology

The world's growing population will necessitate a 30-70% increase in food production over the next 3 decades. If we are to succeed, it will...

How climate killed corals

A squad of climate-related factors is responsible for the massive Australian coral bleaching event of 2016. If we're counting culprits: it's two by sea,...

The butterfly effect: Climate change could cause decline of some alpine butterfly species

The long-term effects of climate change suggests that the butterfly effect is at work on butterflies in the alpine regions of North America, according...

Climate change could reawaken Indian Ocean El Niño

Global warming is approaching a tipping point that during this century could reawaken an ancient climate pattern similar to El Niño in the Indian...

Surf and turf: Green new deal should be a ‘teal new deal’

Incorporating the oceans into climate policy is essential, scientists say in a new article.

Arctic ‘shorefast’ sea ice threatened by climate change

A new study shows that coastal sea ice used by Arctic residents for hunting and fishing will be reduced as the planet warms.

More protections needed to safeguard biodiversity in the Southern Ocean

Current marine protected areas in the Southern Ocean need to be at least doubled to adequately safeguard the biodiversity of the Antarctic, according to...

Estuaries are warming at twice the rate of oceans and atmosphere

A 12-year study of 166 estuaries in south-east Australia shows that the waters of lakes, creeks, rivers and lagoons increased 2.16 degrees in temperature...

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