Marine natural parks in Catalonia, affected by climate change

Populations of gorgonian and other benthic organisms in the Natural Park of Cap de Creus and Natural Park in MontgrĂ­ experienced a high mortality rate during 2017 due the proliferation of filament algae in the Catalan coast ...

Tropical forest reserves slow down global warming

National parks and nature reserves in South America, Africa and Asia, created to protect wildlife, heritage sites and the territory of indigenous people, are reducing carbon emissions from tropical deforestation by a third, ...

Spain fire near World Heritage site 'under control'

A wildfire that threatened a nature reserve in southern Spain designated as a World Heritage site has been brought under control, officials said Tuesday after evacuating over 2,000 people including tourists.

World Heritage Sites getting hammered by human activities

A new study warns that more than 100 natural World Heritage sites are being severely damaged by encroaching human activities. The study, led by an international team of researchers from the University of Queensland, Wildlife ...

Language and earthquakes: Insights in disaster response

The April 2015 Nepal earthquakes caused massive damage. Aid organizations responded to flattened villages, medical emergencies, and food and water shortages. But the 7.8 magnitude quake and aftershocks also traumatized and ...

Industry threatens nearly half of natural heritage sites: WWF

Almost half of all natural World Heritage Sites, including the Great Barrier Reef and Machu Picchu, are threatened by industrial activities such as mining, oil exploration and illegal logging, conservation group WWF warned ...

Astrophysicist outlines astronomical costs of light pollution

Light pollution is costing us hundreds of thousands of euro each year, as well as impacting environmental processes and affecting our health. That is according to Professor in Physics at Trinity College Dublin, Brian Espey, ...

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