Climate change is turning up the heat on lakes

Image of people standing in front of a mountain lake.

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Not for nothing, but when it comes to bodies of water and climate change, the ocean gets the (sea) lion’s share of attention. But on land, around 117 million admittedly smaller bodies of water play necessary ecological, social, and economic roles. Lakes are relatively tiny, but “relative” is a key term there—for instance, the Great Lakes of North America account for 20 percent of the Earth’s surface freshwater. We also rely on them for food, fresh water, transportation, and more.

New research identifies the interrelated challenges that the world’s lakes face. According to Sapna Sharma, co-author of the research and an associate professor of York University’s biology department, many of the climate change-related impacts that these watering holes remain relatively hidden despite these waters potentially facing an extensive collection of problems. “I hope that people get a sense of how widespread the effects of climate change on lakes are,” she told Ars. “If you just go look out at a lake, you might not know all the changes it’s experiencing.”

To study this, Sharma and colleagues at different universities around the world pored over hundreds of research papers about lakes. These papers came from across the globe, and some date back to the 1930s, she said. Sharma and her fellow researchers all have differing areas of expertise, allowing them to review and synthesize the existing literature.

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#biodiversity, #climate-change, #climate-economics, #culture, #lakes, #science, #seasonal-stratification

Past environmental threats didn’t just disappear

Image of the earth with a blue area over Antarctica.

Enlarge / We have pretty clear evidence that declining ozone levels were something more than liberal scare tactics. (credit: NASA)

Conservative political commentator Matt Walsh took to Twitter last Wednesday to say that the widely held belief that humans are causing climate change is, in fact, a crock. The podcaster and Daily Wire columnist apparently knows this because previous environmental issues we were concerned about in the past—namely acid rain and holes in the ozone layer—disappeared, never to be heard about again.

“Remember when they spent years telling us to panic over the hole in the ozone layer and then suddenly just stopped talking about it and nobody ever mentioned the ozone layer again?” Walsh tweeted. “This was also back during the time when they scared school children into believing that “acid rain” was a real and urgent threat,” Walsh tweeted again.

It’s true that you don’t hear much about acid rain anymore, and discussions about humanity’s long-standing propensity to metaphorically kick the planet in the groin have largely moved away from the ozone layer to newer, flashier issues like sea level rise, rising global temperatures, and mass species die-offs served with a side of ecosystem collapse. (Although, if you know where to look, you can still find mention of the ozone hole.)

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#acid-rain, #biodiversity, #cfcs, #climate-change, #hole-in-ozone-layer, #ozone-layer, #right-wing-extremism, #science

Monarch Butterflies Are Placed on IUCN Red List

Researchers cited climate change and habitat loss. But they also said the public can help give the insects a boost.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-migration, #biodiversity, #butterflies-and-moths, #caterpillars, #defoliants-and-herbicides, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #flowers-and-plants, #global-warming, #insects, #international-union-for-conservation-of-nature, #north-america

Australia’s Environment in Crisis, Report Says

Climate change, habitat loss, invasive species, pollution and mining have contributed to a drastic decline in the populations of some wildlife species.

#animals, #australia, #biodiversity, #coral, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #global-warming, #great-barrier-reef-australia, #koalas, #reefs, #wildlife-die-offs

Donde Dalí pintó el mar, se preparan unas turbinas eólicas

Los polémicos planes para instalar un parque eólico frente a la costa noreste de España forman parte de un tenso debate sobre dónde ubicar los nuevos proyectos de energías renovables en toda Europa.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #art, #biodiversity, #catalonia-spain, #dali-salvador, #energy-and-power, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #spain, #wind-power

The Worst Place in the World to Drill for Oil Is Up for Auction

Oil exploration in the Congo rainforest would be a pollution disaster for communities that depend on it and for wildlife.

#biodiversity, #congo-democratic-republic-of-congo-kinshasa, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pollution

Biodiversity Crisis Affects Billions Who Rely on Wild Species, Researchers Say

The latest global assessment of the decline in plant and animal life found some bright spots but recommended significant changes to hunting and other practices to address the risks.

#biodiversity, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #global-warming, #indigenous-people, #intergovernmental-science-policy-platform-on-biodiversity-and-ecosystem-services, #international-union-for-conservation-of-nature, #united-nations, #united-nations-convention-on-biological-diversity, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching

Fin Whales Are Making a Comeback in Antarctic Waters, a Study Finds

Once hunted to the brink of extinction, fin whales in the Southern Ocean have rebounded and returned to their historic feeding grounds, according to a new survey.

#antarctic-regions, #biodiversity, #conservation-of-resources, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #herr-helena, #research, #scientific-reports-journal, #southern-ocean, #whales-and-whaling

New Zealand’s Biodiversity Crisis Prompts Extreme Measures

A few years ago, the nation vowed to rid itself of most imported predators. But now some people are asking if that goal is feasible, or worth what it will cost.

#biodiversity, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #invasive-species, #new-zealand, #volunteers-and-community-service

In Romania’s Transylvanian Alps, See Bison on Safari

In Europe, “rewilding” is aiding the reintroduction of key animal species, including bison, which visitors can track in the forests and meadows of western Romania.

#biodiversity, #bison, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #rewilding-europe, #romania, #safaris, #transylvania-romania, #travel-and-vacations

20 Percent of Reptiles Risk Extinction, From King Cobras to Geckos

The first global analysis of its kind found that logging and farming are taking away reptile habitat at an unsustainable pace, exacerbating a worldwide decline in biodiversity.

#biodiversity, #crocodiles, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-union-for-conservation-of-nature, #komodo-dragons-lizards, #nature-journal, #reptiles, #research, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching

Even the Cactus May Not Be Safe From Climate Change

More than half of species could face greater extinction risk by midcentury, a new study found, as rising heat and dryness test the prickly plants’ limits.

#amazon-river-basin, #atlantic-forest-brazil, #biodiversity, #brazil, #cacti-plants, #drought, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #nature-journal, #sonoran-desert, #southwestern-states-us, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching

How Nature Becomes a Casualty of War

Research on past conflicts suggests that the war in Ukraine could have a profound environmental impact.

#angola, #animals, #biodiversity, #birds, #chernobyl-ukraine, #conservation-of-resources, #defense-and-military-forces, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #europe, #forests-and-forestry, #gorongosa-national-park-mozambique, #invasive-species, #korean-demilitarized-zone, #mousseau-timothy-a, #mozambique, #nicaragua, #nuclear-wastes, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Nashville’s Symphony Has a Bird Migration Problem

A vast flock of purple martins has made Nashville’s symphony center its staging ground for the fall migration. It’s not just the city’s problem. It’s a human problem.

#biodiversity, #birds, #global-warming, #nashville-tenn, #nashville-symphony-orchestra

These Birds Aren’t Lost. They’re Adapting.

Bird-watchers love to see vagrants, or birds that have traveled far outside their range. But scientists say they have a lot to teach us in a world facing ecological change.

#animal-behavior, #animal-migration, #biodiversity, #birds, #birdwatching, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #global-warming, #research, #vagrancy-in-birds-book, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Tiny Toad Could Upend Nevada Geothermal Power Plant Project

The only place in the world where the species is found is on 760 acres of wetlands about 100 miles east of Reno, Nev., near a renewable energy project.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biodiversity, #center-for-biological-diversity, #dixie-valley-toad, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #energy-department, #fish-and-wildlife-service, #frogs, #geothermal-power, #hot-springs, #nevada, #ormat-technologies-inc

In Wisconsin: Stowing Mowers, Pleasing Bees

Can the No Mow May movement help transform the traditional American lawn — a manicured carpet of grass — into something more ecologically beneficial?

#appleton-wis, #bees, #biodiversity, #center-for-biological-diversity, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #flowers-and-plants, #grass, #lawns, #lawrence-university, #pesticides, #shorewood-wis, #weeds, #wisconsin

The U.S. Has Made Big Climate Promises. Where’s the Money?

The latest spending bill in Congress contains far less money to help developing countries than President Biden had pledged. That fits a pattern.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #biodiversity, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #federal-budget-us, #georgia, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #humanitarian-aid, #internal-storyline-no, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #trees-and-shrubs, #united-states-politics-and-government

Tree Planting Is Booming. Here’s How That Could Help, or Harm, the Planet.

Reforestation can fight climate change, uplift communities and restore biodiversity. When done badly, though, it can speed extinctions and make nature less resilient.

#agriculture-and-farming, #biodiversity, #carbon-dioxide, #chazdon-robin-l, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #nonprofit-organizations, #politics-and-government, #trees-and-shrubs

How Maori Stepped In to Save a Towering Tree Crucial to Their Identity

Tāne Mahuta, an ancient tree named after the god of forests in Māori mythology, is threatened by the slow creep of an incurable disease.

#biodiversity, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #forests-and-forestry, #maori, #new-zealand, #trees-and-shrubs

They Want to Break T. Rex Into 3 Species. Paleontologists Aren’t Pleased.

The premise, put forth in a new paper, highlights an assortment of tensions in dinosaur paleontology, including how subjective the naming of species can be.

#biodiversity, #dinosaurs, #fossils, #paleontology, #research, #tyrannosaurus-rex, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Three Bedrooms, Two Roommates and a Patch of Dirt

A landscape architect wanted his own garden, but that was going to be pricey. So he got a big apartment in Bed-Stuy and looked for flat mates online.

#bedford-stuyvesant-brooklyn-ny, #biodiversity, #content-type-personal-profile, #gardens-and-gardening, #landscaping, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

An Invasive Insect Threatens Delmarva Westlands

The emerald ash border threatens ash trees that anchor a unique world on the Delmarva Peninsula.

#biodiversity, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #chesapeake-bay, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #forests-and-forestry, #maryland, #mid-atlantic-states-us, #nature-conservancy, #rivers, #trees-and-shrubs, #university-of-maryland, #wetlands

A Parasitic Wasp Unmasked: One Species Is Actually 16 Species

The tiny, iridescent parasitoid wasp is the latest insect shown to be a cryptic complex of genetically distinct species.

#biodiversity, #genetics-and-heredity, #insect-systematics-and-diversity, #research, #wasps-insects, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Wolves Will Regain Federal Protection

A federal judge has overturned the Trump-era decision that removed the predators from the Endangered Species List.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #biodiversity, #conservation-of-resources, #decisions-and-verdicts, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-wildlife-service, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wolves

Ecuador Court Gives Indigenous Groups a Boost in Mining and Drilling Disputes

The ruling, which requires the government to seek consent for new projects, could put the brakes on the president’s plan to increase oil production.

#amazon-jungle, #avaaz-org, #biodiversity, #ecuador, #indigenous-people, #land-use-policies, #lasso-guillermo, #mines-and-mining, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #oil-spills, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Alarming Levels of Mercury Are Found in Old Growth Amazon Forest

The findings, related to gold mining in Peru, provide new evidence of how people are altering ecosystems in dangerous ways around the world.

#amazon-jungle, #biodiversity, #forests-and-forestry, #gold, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #mercury-metal, #mines-and-mining, #nature-communications-journal, #peru, #research

Two research teams independently used vacuums to measure biodiversity

Two research teams independently used vacuums to measure biodiversity

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Just as the pandemic hit, Christina Islas Lynggaard—a postdoc researcher at the University of Copenhagen’s Globe Institute—sat in her apartment surrounded by vacuums and filters. She tested them, eventually landing on a water vacuum, which was, for her purposes, pretty good. The rest didn’t quite make the cut—they had good suction, but the second you put a filter in them, it messed with their power supplies. “It just dies, and then the motor comes to overheat, and it was very difficult,” Lynggaard said.

All this testing was done for an interesting case, one that seems obvious in hindsight but could have valuable ecological applications. In short, Lynggaard and other researchers on her team were looking for a way to collect environmental DNA (eDNA) from the air to measure biodiversity or look for the presence of rare or invasive species.

Out of thin air

“We had no idea the best way to collect DNA from air,” Kristine Bohmann told Ars. Bohmann is an associate professor at the Globe Institute and one of the researchers involved in the effort.

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#biodiversity, #biomonitoring, #dna, #edna, #environmental-dna, #science, #vacuum

Chasing the Night Parrot: The ‘Ghost Bird’ of Australia’s Outback

An elusive, nocturnal parrot disappeared for more than a century. An unlikely rediscovery led to ornithological scandal — and then hope.

#audubon-magazine, #australia, #biodiversity, #birds, #birdwatching, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #indigenous-australians, #parrots, #science-and-technology, #university-of-queensland

Thomas Lovejoy, Wide-Ranging Ecologist and Amazon Rescuer, Dies at 80

His ambitious, long-running project in Brazil explored the impact of deforestation on animals and plants — and how to deal with it.

#amazon-jungle, #amazon-river-basin, #biodiversity, #conservation-of-resources, #deaths-obituaries, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #forests-and-forestry, #lovejoy-thomas-e, #nature-tv-program, #wilderness-areas

Donating to Environmental Nonprofits in the South

Our collective efforts can make a huge difference.

#biodiversity, #conservation-of-resources, #environment, #nonprofit-organizations, #southern-states-us, #tennessee

Vaquitas Could Soon Be Extinct. Mexico Will Largely Determine Their Fate.

Only about 10 vaquitas remain, but scientists say there’s still hope for the elusive porpoises. Their fate largely depends on the Mexican government.

#baja-california-mexico, #biodiversity, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #dolphins-and-porpoises, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fishing-commercial, #gulf-of-california-mexico, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #politics-and-government, #san-felipe-mexico, #sea-shepherd-conservation-society, #totoaba, #vaquitas

Women’s Role in Conservation Lags, Despite Success

When women lead in conservation, indicators of success often go up — yet they are routinely excluded. Could a group of local leaders in the Philippines provide a model?

#biodiversity, #conservation-of-resources, #discrimination, #philippines, #sexual-harassment, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #women-and-girls

A Biography of E.O. Wilson, the Scientist Who Foresaw Our Troubles

In Richard Rhodes’s “Scientist,” a portrait emerges of Wilson’s ability to focus on the smallest details in nature and recognize the ways in which they connect to larger ecosystems.

#biodiversity, #biology-and-biochemistry, #books-and-literature, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #rhodes-richard, #science-and-technology, #scientist-e-o-wilson-a-life-in-nature-book, #wilson-edmund-o

How a mass extinction resulted in the rise of the snakes

Image of a snake on a branch.

Enlarge / Today’s diverse snake populations may trace back to a single ancestral species that survived the dinosaur-killing mass extinction. (credit: Alan Tunnicliffe Photography / Getty Images)

The doom of the dinosaurs was good news for snakes. According to new research, snake biodiversity began increasing shortly after the Cretaceous–Paleogene mass extinction—you know, the one brought about by a huge asteroid impact 66 million years ago. The asteroid caused around 75 percent of all species, and all of the non-avian dinosaurs, to go extinct.

But the impact gave primordial snake species opportunity and space to flourish, and they did. Currently, there are around 4,000 species of the elongated, legless reptiles. To study this evolutionary change, a team of researchers examined the diets of existing snake species to get a glimpse into the past. “After the K–Pg extinction, [snakes] just underwent this massive ecological explosion,” Michael Grundler, one of the paper’s authors and a post-doc researcher at the University of California Los Angeles, told Ars.

Rare fossils

As it turns out, snake fossils are hard to come by. It’s rare to find any great snake because their bodies are loosely articulated and can fragment quickly. “They’re really rare in the fossil record. And when we do see them in the fossil record, it’s usually just a bit of vertebrae, often not really a skull, so we can’t get a sense of their ecology,” Grundler said. “It’s not something like a big mammal or a big dinosaur that has four limbs and the bones are pretty robust. With snakes, you have all these fragile vertebrae… their skull is pretty loosely articulated as well.”

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#biodiversity, #evolution, #mass-extinction, #science, #snakes

Why the U.N.’s Biodiversity Conference Is So Important

Countries are gathering in an effort to stop a collapse of the natural world that scientists say could equal climate change as an existential crisis.

#biodiversity, #carbon-dioxide, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #intergovernmental-science-policy-platform-on-biodiversity-and-ecosystem-services, #kunming-china, #united-nations, #united-nations-convention-on-biological-diversity, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

Halting Extinction Is an Issue We Actually Agree On

People on both sides of the aisle can work together to prevent future calamities from unfolding.

#biodiversity, #conservatism-us-politics, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #tennessee, #united-states

Hank Paulson: The World’s Biodiversity Is in Peril

The growing damage to the world’s biodiversity presents dire risks to human societies.

#biodiversity, #birds, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #food, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #great-barrier-reef-australia, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #india, #intergovernmental-panel-on-climate-change, #rabies, #reefs, #united-nations-convention-on-biological-diversity, #united-states, #wetlands

Protected Too Late: U.S. Officials Report More Than 20 Extinctions

The animals and one plant had been listed as endangered species. Their stories hold lessons about a growing global biodiversity crisis.

#biodiversity, #birds, #birdwatching, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fish-and-wildlife-service, #global-warming, #ivory-billed-woodpecker, #mussels

The Biologist Who Fell to Earth

At 17, Juliane Diller was the sole survivor of a plane crash in the Amazon. Fifty years later she still runs Panguana, a research station founded by her parents in Peru.

#aguirre-the-wrath-of-god-movie, #airlines-and-airplanes, #amazon-jungle, #animals, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #bavaria-germany, #biodiversity, #germany, #herzog-werner, #insects, #lightning, #peru, #your-feed-science

How to protect species and save the planet—at the same time

How to protect species and save the planet—at the same time

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Humanity is struggling to contain two compounding crises: skyrocketing global temperatures and plummeting biodiversity. But people tend to tackle each problem on its own, for instance by deploying green energies and carbon-eating machines while roping off ecosystems to preserve them. But in a new report, 50 scientists from around the world argue that treating each crisis in isolation means missing out on two-fer solutions that resolve both. Humanity can’t solve one without also solving the other.

The report is the product of a four-day virtual workshop attended by researchers of all stripes and is a collaboration between the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In light of the Paris Agreement, it’s meant to provide guidance on how campaigns that address biodiversity might also address climate change, and vice versa.

The plain-language report should prove to be hugely influential not only among governmental policymakers and conservation groups, but also among corporations, says Betsy Beymer-Farris, a sustainability scientist at the University of Kentucky, who wasn’t involved in the report but did peer review it. “It’s hard for companies or even nation states to really distill academic literature,” Beymer-Farris says. The report both lays out the climate and biodiversity science and the social science of how to effect change with the help of the people who actually rely on the land for farming and grazing. “I definitely got excited when I reviewed the report,” Beymer-Farris adds. “I thought: OK, this is definitely different from what I’ve seen before because it’s a conscious and serious engagement with a more equitable and just way forward.”

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#biodiversity, #climate-change, #ecosystems, #policy, #science

Zoos Are Bad for Animals

Many of them aspire to be good civic institutions that care for animals on their grounds and in the wild. But is it really worth their captivity?

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animal-behavior, #animals, #assn-of-zoosaquariums, #biodiversity, #breeding-of-animals, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #zoos

Our Response to Climate Change Is Missing Something Big, Scientists Say

Yes, planting new trees can help. But intact wild areas are much better. The world needs to treat warming and biodiversity loss as two parts of the same problem, a new report warns.

#biodiversity, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions

Indigenous forest gardens remain productive and diverse for over a century

Image of a section of the Pacific Northwest coast.

Enlarge / From some perspectives, the forest garden doesn’t stand out from the landscape. (credit: Chelsey Armstrong)

In the 1930s, an archeologist from the Smithsonian wrote a short paper remarking on the exquisite vegetation around First Nation villages in Alaska. The surroundings were filled with nuts, stone fruit, berries, and herbs—several non-native to the area and many that would never grow together naturally. Apart from this brief mention, however, the significance of these forest gardens went largely overlooked and unrecognized by modern archeology for the next 50-plus years.

In the last decades, archeologists have learned that perennial forest management—the creation and care of long-lived food-bearing shrubs and plants next to forests—was common among the Indigenous societies of North America’s northwestern coast. These forest gardens played a central role in the diet and stability of these cultures in the past, and now a new publication shows that they offer an example of a far more sustainable and biodiverse alternative to conventional agriculture.

In a collaboration with the Tsm’syen and Coast Salish First Nations, this research shows that these gardens have become lasting hotspots of biodiversity, even 150 years after colonists forcibly removed the inhabitants from their villages. In a project combining archeology, botany, and ecology, this work is the first to systematically study the long-term ecological effects of Indigenous peoples’ land use in this region. Beyond the impressive longevity of these gardens, they offer ideas for farming practices that might restore, rather than deplete, local resources to create healthier, more resilient ecosystems.

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#agriculture, #archeology, #biodiversity, #biology, #ecology, #forestry, #science

Mozambique Mints a New National Park — and Surveys Its Riches

In the wake of wars, natural disasters and insurgencies, Mozambique is experiencing an environmental renaissance. One of the results is a new and stunningly beautiful national park.

#biodiversity, #birds, #conservation-of-resources, #mozambique, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #photography, #travel-and-vacations, #wilderness-areas

The Long History of Those Who Fought to Save the Animals

In “Beloved Beasts,” Michelle Nijhuis tells the stories of the men and women who have fought to rescue endangered animals from extinction.

#animals, #beloved-beasts-fighting-for-life-in-an-age-of-extinction-book, #biodiversity, #books-and-literature, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #nijhuis-michelle, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching

Tropical Forest Destruction Accelerated in 2020

There were bright spots, but the total lost acreage increased by 12 percent over all from the year before, according to new research.

#agriculture-and-farming, #amazon-jungle, #biodiversity, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #indonesia, #logging-industry, #pantanal-brazil, #rural-areas, #wildfires, #world-resources-institute

Why That Salmon on Your Plate Might Have Been a Vegetarian

Pescatarians take note: Farmed fish are eating more veggies and less wild fish, according to new research. That’s good news for nature.

#biodiversity, #clams, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fish-farming, #food, #nature-journal, #oysters, #research, #salmon, #trout

That Salmon on Your Plate Might Have Been a Vegetarian

Pescatarians take note: Farmed fish are eating more veggies and less wild fish, according to new research. That’s good news for nature.

#biodiversity, #clams, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fish-farming, #food, #nature-journal, #oysters, #research, #salmon, #trout

Looking for Climate Solutions? Protect More Ocean, Researchers Find.

Among the surprising findings in a new paper on marine ecosystems: Trawling releases as much planet-warming carbon each year as global aviation.

#biodiversity, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #nature-journal, #oceans-and-seas, #research, #sala-enric