Search results for Earth Ecosystem

Ecology 14 hours ago

Slow research to understand fast change

In a world that's changing fast, the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network can seem almost an anachronism. Yet the patience and persistence that have generated 40 years of careful, reliable science about the Earth's ...

Earth Sciences 18 hours ago

Life in the deep freeze: The revolution that changed our view of glaciers forever

I've been fascinated by glaciers since I was 14, when geography textbooks taught me about strange rivers of ice that crept down yawning valleys like giant serpents stalking their next meal. That kernel of wonder has carried ...

Earth Sciences 20 hours ago

Study reveals dynamics of surface water bodies with 30-meter spatial resolution

Surface water resources and terrestrial water storage are important for human survival in Central Asia (CA) and the balance of regional ecosystems.

Environment May 17, 2021

Save our oceans to protect our health—scientists call for global action plan

Scientists have proposed the first steps towards a united global plan to save our oceans, for the sake of human health.

Plants & Animals May 14, 2021

Mitigating the impact of climate change on sea turtle hatchling sex ratios does not have to cost the earth

The sex of sea turtle hatchlings is determined by the temperature when the eggs incubate. A higher temperature produces more females, with males produced by lower temperatures.

Environment May 14, 2021

Few realistic scenarios left to limit global warming to 1.5°C

Of the over 400 climate scenarios assessed in the 1.5°C report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), only around 50 scenarios avoid significantly overshooting 1.5°C. Of those only around 20 make realistic ...

Plants & Animals May 14, 2021

Herbivores developed powerful jaws to digest tougher plants following mass extinctions

The evolution of herbivores is linked to the plants that survived and adapted after the 'great dying," when over 90% of the world's species were wiped out 252 million years ago.

Earth Sciences May 14, 2021

Experts highlight advanced satellite data as vital tool in tackling climate change

Earth observation satellites provide the most comprehensive real-time check on the health of the planet and are playing a crucial role in the fight against global heating now and increasingly in future, according to leading ...

Plants & Animals May 14, 2021

Fighting the nature crisis from space: Measuring biodiversity with satellites

As humans, we're currently facing two big environmental crises: climate change and biodiversity loss. The first managed to gain a lot of public attention and funding, whereas the latter goes on more slowly in the background. ...

Plants & Animals May 12, 2021

Only 17 percent of free-flowing rivers are protected, new research shows

New science about the fate of freshwater ecosystems released today by the journal Sustainability finds that only 17 percent of rivers globally are both free-flowing and within protected areas, leaving many of these highly-threatened ...

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