13 August, 2018 – To cool the world and also boost plant growth, geo-engineered crops might do the trick. But if they work by dimming the sunlight, the plants will suffer.
9 August, 2018 – They’re microscopic, but soil microbes play a massive role in the climate machinery. New research suggests they may be warming the world more than ever.
1 August, 2018 – If you can’t smell food, you’re in trouble, and it’s worse if you can’t scent danger. More acidic seas could affect fishes’ ability to smell.
30 July, 2018 – The tropical forests could be at growing risk from climate change. And as they die, rising forest carbon emissions could threaten much of the Earth’s life.
23 July, 2018 – The steadily warming climate is driving species loss, a new study finds, with the pace of change critical to population declines.
17 July, 2018 – Birds’ hunger for insects may have to shrink. A new calculation estimates the sheer weight of the insects they eat could be too big.
6 July, 2018 – A surprising stretch of terrestrial rock and soil is actually covered by running water. New measurements could mean new accuracies for climate science.
3 July, 2018 – A smartphone app devised by a British campaign group has brought to justice illegal goldminers in Peru, and is also being tested in African forests.
29 June, 2018 – Not just decorative, urban trees do much more: they enrich civic life, moderate climate change and save the taxpayer millions.
28 June, 2018 – Yet another global survey has identified the Earth’s human scar, the devastation of the Anthropocene. By 2050 the landscapes will be degraded even more.
25 June, 2018 – With climate change soon to be the main threat to biodiversity, protected habitat will be a higher priority than ever to give wildlife a chance.