This month, the Biden administration launched the America the Beautiful Challenge, a $1-billion program that gathers funds from various sources to support conservation and restoration projects.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. stated that it is now a part of the "30 by 30 Alliance for Biodiversity," a group dedicated to preserving biodiversity, one of the world's most pressing environmental issues.
How effectively does European biodiversity data inform EU policies? A recent analysis supported by the EU-funded EuropaBON project found the biodiversity data landscape to be uneven and unable to easily answer relevant policy questions.
What happens when Indigenous People lead resource decision-making on their own terms, across their own traditional territories? Communities in Tanzania and Canada are documenting and sharing their experiences, supported by a University of Victoria Department of Geography project that illustrates ...
The explosive growth of extractive operations around the world often plays out on indigenous people’s lands without their consent, causing irreparable harm to their livelihoods, cultures, languages and lives, speakers told the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on Monday, as it opened its 2022 ...
The old cliche is more accurate than ever before: When it rains, it pours. According to an analysis of hourly rainfall data released Wednesday by the nonprofit science and media organization Climate Central, the U.S. has seen widespread increases in rainfall intensity since the 1970s.
New York City’s famous Central Park was first created in 1858 and is NYC’s “green lungs.” Now, scientists are using Central Park to study climate change to help parks all around the nation become more resilient.
As climate change increasingly disrupts complicated earth systems in unprecedented ways, one company hopes to use high-resolution satellite imaging to better understand how the planet is changing.
Climate change could see 4% of global annual economic output lost by 2050 and hit many poorer parts of the world disproportionately hard, a new study of 135 countries has estimated.
Picking wild morel mushrooms brought big money to mountain villages in the Indian Himalayas. But higher spring temperatures and low rainfall may mean an end to the lucrative harvest.
Endangered eels have had their access opened up to lengthy new stretches of waterways in the south of Scotland. A new "eel pass" has been put in place over the Milnby Weir to allow them to get into the upper reaches of the River Annan and its tributaries.
According to two recent studies carried out as part of the Vanishing Glaciers Project, the ecosystems of glacier-fed streams are undergoing profound change around the world. That could have major repercussions on the food chain and the natural carbon cycle.
To assess how climate warming will change risks such as crop failures and wildfires, it's necessary to look at how the risks are likely to interact.
The brain is the organ that orchestrates all the diverse functions and complex decisions that take place in biological systems. Despite its critical nature, it is equally as fragile: the neurons that make up the brain do not regenerate like many other cell types.
During the COVID-19 lockdowns, an increase in people taking an interest in birdwatching revealed our deep need to connect with nature and community during stressful times. It demonstrated the link between engagement with the natural world and social activism.
You may assume that metropolitan areas are devoid of wildlife, but that is very far from the truth. The remaining green spaces within the urban matrices of large cities can serve as corridors or stepping stones for wild animals.
As global temperatures rise, wildfires are becoming more common. A new study by University of Saskatchewan (USask) hydrology researchers found that exposure to wildfire smoke can cause glaciers to melt faster, affecting mountain runoff that provides major freshwater resources for life downstream.
Typically when people hear about plastic pollution, they might envision seabirds with bellies full of trash or sea turtles with plastic straws in their noses.
New research from Charles Darwin University (CDU) has revealed that the estuarine crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) in the Northern Territory have shifted from an estuarine based diet to one that is largely derived from terrestrial sources.
The slow-moving Australian sleepy lizard has raised new questions about vertebrate immunity after the surprise discovery of the evolutionary disappearance of genes needed for some T cell production in squamates.
More than a fifth of the world’s reptile species are threatened with extinction, according to a global assessment of more than 10,000 species, which shows crocodiles and turtles are among the most at-risk.
Marking International Mother Earth Day, UN General Assembly President Abdulla Shahid urged on Friday, for collective action to safeguard biodiversity and protect ecosystems.
In connection with Earth Day on 22 April, Team Norway in Vietnam joined the clean-up event ‘EARTH DAY CLEANUP 2022’ organized by the organization Keep Hanoi Clean.
Nigerian environmentalists and climate enthusiasts have called for more action to save the planet. The call was made in commemoration of Earth Day, a day set aside to create awareness on the need to protect the planet, fight climate change and make the world a better place to live in.
More than 800 people turned out to plant around 2,500 trees along the Ganatchio Trail this weekend as part of the Essex Region Conservation Authority's (ERCA) Earth Day celebration.
“There is no Planet B!” This is a popular saying by environmental activists when it comes to the deteriorating health of the natural world. And today, as we mark the 52nd Earth Day, it is imperative to act urgently on this challenge. Every consumer, voter, and professional carries the responsibi ...
A new study led by Southampton University researchers has found that when some species of fish get frisky, their activity causes the Earth's waters to move -- as much as a major storm does.
In 2019, Ikea announced it had developed curtains that it claimed could “break down common indoor air pollutants”. The secret, it said, was the fabric’s special coating. “What if we could use textiles to clean the air?” asked Ikea’s product developer, Mauricio Affonso, in a promotional video for ...
Gregory Andrews was Australia’s first threatened species commissioner, appointed in 2013 by the then incoming Coalition environment minister Greg Hunt.
Vancouver seafood lovers may notice more squid and less sockeye salmon on local menus in the near future because of climate change.
Harpoon in hand, Joey Angnatok pierces the ice. He thrusts the spear once, twice, three times, carving a hole. The fourth jab breaks through to seawater. The tool is an ancient means of measuring the thickness of the ocean’s frozen surface here in Nunatsiavut, a sprawling Inuit territory on the ...
The federal budget allocated a lot of money to trying to tackle the causes of climate change, but it glaringly missed the opportunity to support research that would help address the impacts of climate change on human health.
As the world warms, many animals are getting smaller. For birds, new research shows what they have upstairs may just make a different in how much smaller they get.
A new study identifies gaps in data on streams around the world, highlighting potential priorities for future installation of monitoring tools.
Changing dietary patterns in the U.S. are leading to lower emissions of food-related, climate-warming gases, according to a new research study, and half of the reduction can be attributed to eating less beef.
When the 2015 Paris Agreement set a long-term goal of keeping global warming "well below 2 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels" to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, it did not specify how its nearly 200 signatory nations could collectively achieve that goal.
Adding rock dust to UK agricultural soils could absorb up to 45% of the atmospheric carbon dioxide needed to reach net zero, according to a major new study led by scientists at the University of Sheffield.
Last month, former carbon market watchdog Andrew MacIntosh blew the whistle on Australia's carbon offset market. He described the scheme as a "rort" with up to 80% of carbon offsets "markedly low in integrity."
The global fashion sector, mainly the apparel and footwear industry, produced more greenhouse gases than France, Germany, and the UK combined in 2018, around 2.1 billion metric tons of CO2 emissions—approximately 4% of total global emissions, according to research by McKinsey.
After males of the orb-weaving spider Philoponella prominens mate with a female, they quickly launch themselves away, researchers report on April 25 in the journal Current Biology.
A new study led by Imperial College London finds that drug-resistant mold is spreading from the environment and infecting susceptible people's lungs.
Many people know modern dogs evolved from the gray wolf. But did you know most of the more than 340 modern dog breeds we have today only emerged within the past 200 years?
New UC Riverside research shows fungi and bacteria able to survive redwood tanoak forest megafires are microbial "cousins" that often increase in abundance after feeling the flames.
New research shows that the increase in primate ecotourism is having a negative effect on monkey's behavior. The study, led by the University of Portsmouth, found that this fast-growing tourism sector where tourists can conveniently reach primates via motor boats is causing stress-related behavi ...
Three critically endangered Sumatran tigers were found dead in western Indonesia on Sunday after being ensnared by traps, police said, dealing another blow to the species' rapidly declining population.
Most South Africans aren't worried about malaria even though the disease is endemic in the country. Four of the country's nine provinces carry malaria risk while 10% of the population is at risk of contracting malaria.
A new study from researchers in Finland, published Monday, found that diets that simply cut down on meat and dairy are nearly as climate-friendly as diets that rely on culture-grown meat and milk.
The Karnali River is one of the major transboundary rivers of the Nepalese central Himalaya and a major tributary of the Ganges River. Though there is a huge potential for dendrohydrological research in the Karnali River Basin (KRB) region in Nepal, no multi-centuries streamflow reconstruction i ...
Scientific experiments on crabs and lobsters could be curbed when the animal sentience bill becomes law, the Guardian has learned.
The revelation that Indigenous people and local communities (IPLCs) receive well below 1% of climate finance, despite reports stressing their role in biodiversity conservation and climate mitigation, is giving rise to multiple funding initiatives seeking to fill this gap. The latest among them i ...