Recent research conducted at the University of Queensland reveals that a significant proportion, nearly a third, of the world’s mine tailings are stored either within or in close proximity to protected conservation areas.
As the planet gets hotter, animal and plant species around the world will be faced with new, potentially unpredictable living conditions, which could alter ecosystems in unprecedented ways.
According to a recent study on shallow-water ecosystems, by 2100, mangroves, tidal marshes, and coral habitats could all significantly diminish due to climate change and coastal land usage, whereas seagrass meadows could expand and macroalgal beds might remain steady. The results of this study are published in the open-access journal PLOS Climate by Hirotada Moki and colleagues from the Port and Airport Research Institute in Japan.
Beneath the ocean's surface, marine organisms release imperceptible molecules that carry valuable information. Some of these chemical signals unveil the presence of nearby creatures, while others may hold the potential for future use in medications.
A team of experts from across Europe has produced a list of 15 over-looked and emerging issues that are likely to have a significant impact on UK forests over the next 50 years.
Research on algae from the University of Houston (UH) could be about to take scientists one major step closer to the goal of having net-zero carbon emissions.
Japan’s recent revelation that it intends to dump more than 1.2 million tons of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean has sparked global worry.
A study found that irrigated banana trees could be used as fire buffers to reduce wildfires and provide income for those living in high-risk areas.
For hundreds of years, business owners engaged in New Jersey’s commercial fisheries industry have weathered adversity, from coastal storms to species shifts.
In a study published Oct. 18 in the journal Global Change Biology, researchers reveal surprising findings about a species common to Caribbean waters.