Search results for Earth Ecosystem

Earth Sciences 20 hours ago

Why we need a blue carbon investment roadmap

As the world's scientists research ways to slow the ongoing impact of climate change, blue carbon continues to surface as an effective natural climate solution.

Planetary Sciences 20 hours ago

New imaging spectrometer surveys atmospheric dust from the ISS

Scientists on Earth will soon see our planet's atmospheric dust sources in high resolution, as a new state-of-the-art imaging spectrometer—developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Cornell University—aims ...

Earth Sciences May 19, 2022

Environment scientists close in on 'golden spike' to define Anthropocene

Leicester researchers searching for a "golden spike" to formally define humanity's current geological period—and acknowledge human impact on our planet—have announced a major step in their analysis at an international ...

Plants & Animals May 19, 2022

Past events reveal how future warming could harm cold-water corals

How will future warming of the planet impact cold-water corals? A new analysis of ancient evidence from the last major global warming event identifies food and oxygen supply as key environmental factors that influence the ...

Space Exploration May 19, 2022

The role of space in driving sustainability, security and development on Earth

A new report reveals five actions that leaders can take to contribute to economic development, advance global security and sustainability, and make space a safe and globally accessible domain.

Environment May 19, 2022

Restoring the Great Lakes: After 50 years of US-Canada joint efforts, some success and lots of unfinished business

The Great Lakes cover nearly 95,000 square miles (250,000 square kilometers) and hold over 20% of Earth's surface fresh water. More than 30 million people in the U.S. and Canada rely on them for drinking water. The lakes ...

Ecology May 19, 2022

Overgrazing disrupts entire ecosystem

The Tibetan highlands have a special significance both as a grazing ecosystem and global carbon store. Furthermore, it plays a key role in the formation of the monsoon and supplying of potable water for a fifth of the earth's ...

Ecology May 19, 2022

Satellite monitoring of biodiversity moves within reach

Global biodiversity assessments require the collection of data on changes in plant biodiversity on an ongoing basis. Researchers from the universities of Zurich and Montréal have now shown that plant communities can be reliably ...

Environment May 18, 2022

For wetland plants, sea-level rise stamps out benefits of higher carbon dioxide

Wetlands across the globe are in danger of drowning from rising seas. But for decades, scientists held out hope that another aspect of climate change—rising carbon dioxide (CO2)—could trigger extra plant growth, enabling ...

Ecology May 17, 2022

Beyond flora and fauna: Why it's time to include fungi in global conservation goals

It's no secret that Earth's biodiversity is at risk. According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, 26% of all mammals, 14% of birds and 41% of amphibians are currently threatened worldwide, mainly due ...

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