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Warmer oceans will harbor lower animal abundance

Climate change is not only altering the ocean's temperature, currents, and productivity, but also the most known forms of animal life. This includes a wide variety of species, from small invertebrates and fish to turtles, tuna, and whales - changes in the marine environment influence... click to read more

  • Heike K. Lotze | Professor at Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Views 2346
Reading time 4 min
published on Jan 16, 2020
Solving the Bermuda mystery: an island that tells a story of a new way to form volcanoes

Volcanoes are responsible for creating most of Earth's crust by transporting molten rock from deep within the Earth to the surface. Volcanoes are typically present at active plate boundaries, where two tectonic plates either converge or diverge. At convergent plate boundaries, one plate is forced... click to read more

  • Sarah E. Mazza | Assistant Professor at Department of Geosciences, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
Views 3171
Reading time 4 min
published on Jan 15, 2020
Recent Rapid Changes in Antarctic Sea Ice Coverage

Sea ice spreads over vast areas of both the north and south polar regions, especially in the respective winters, and is a significant component of the polar climate system. Sea ice reflects far more of the sun's radiation that reaches it than liquid water does.... click to read more

  • Claire Parkinson | Climate Change Senior Scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory, USA
Views 2042
Reading time 4 min
published on Jan 8, 2020
More boats and less fish in the oceans

A large portion of the world's population depends on marine fishing to maintain their way of life, whether from a diet, cultural, or employment perspective. We cannot separate the action of fishing from one of its most basic technical elements: the fishing boat. At a... click to read more

  • Yannick Rousseau | PhD student at Centre for Marine Socioecology, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Science/CSIRO, Hobart, TAS (Australia)
Views 2089
Reading time 2 min
published on Dec 20, 2019
The busy life of urban bees: a conservation opportunity

Insects such as bees and hoverflies are important pollinators of many wildflowers and crop species. The global value of the services provided by pollinators for crop production is estimated at between US$235 billion and US$577 billion per year. There has been a lot of publicity... click to read more

  • Katherine Baldock | Senior Lecturer at Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Views 2169
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Dec 17, 2019