Global climate change and, in particular, the warming of the oceans has caused the frequency and severity of marine heatwaves to increase every year, with serious consequences for the stability and resilience of coral populations.
Scientists from Argonne will study the soil around ground-mounted solar panels and develop a national soil database to better understand impacts on the ecosystem.
Drylands make up nearly half the Earth's land surface, and the effects of grazing livestock on their ability to support people, plants and animals is a key question as the global climate changes and warms.
Scientists estimate that northern peatlands contain one third of the Earth's soil carbon. This makes them important ecosystems for carbon storage, which keeps carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and controls climate change.
Throughout the world, a constant increase in grasslands has been noticed as a result of global change-induced extreme droughts. Severe droughts help in considerably decreasing current-year grassland productivity. However, they also have a legacy impact on productivity in the following years.
A new study performed has discovered that Great Britain’s city centers differ significantly in their green attributes—like vegetation, tree cover, and the existence of parks—with possible impacts on social equity, biodiversity, and human health.
Disease-resistant corals can help “rescue” more vulnerable corals in the appropriate living conditions, according to a study from the University of California, Davis, which investigated a disease outbreak at a coral nursery in Little Cayman, Cayman Islands.
Scientists have obtained a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation for a project to authorize community members already sectioned in coral reef health to use the tools required to document variations in such systems.
To gain more insight into biodiversity dynamics, an international research group headed by Dr. Gaëtane Le Provost and Dr. Peter Manning from the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Center in Frankfurt learned about agricultural pastures and meadows in several rural regions in Germany.
Stora Enso and Voodin Blade Technology GmbH have signed a partnership agreement to develop sustainable wind turbine blades from wood.