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Image: Proba-V passes the torch

ESA's cubic-metre-sized Proba-V minisatellite has ended its seven-year global mission to monitor the daily growth of all Earth's vegetation, a task being taken up by Copernicus Sentinel-3 instead, seen right.

Could these 'salt-loving' edible sea vegetables be the new kale?

Three species of vegetables from the sea could just be the new kale with the added benefit of a salty flavor. Researchers from Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute recently completed a 10-week ...

California's climate refugia: Mapping the stable places

Some landscapes can hold their own against climate change better than others.A studyfrom the University of California, Davis, maps these places, called "climate refugia," where existing vegetation is most likely to buffer ...

Forests have higher thermal buffer ability than non-forests

The contrasting structure and energy partitioning of different vegetation types moderate canopy surface temperature, and thus vegetation types may differ in their buffer ability toward temperature fluctuations. To better ...

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