Environment

Protecting Global Food Supply Chain

Newark, DE — As the world grows increasingly globalized, one of the ways that countries have come to rely on one another is through a more intricate and interconnected food supply chain. Food produced...

How Climate Change is Disrupting Ecosystems

Zürich, Switzerland — The world is getting warmer and warmer – and many organisms native to lower latitudes or elevations are moving higher. However, novel organisms moving into a new habitat...

Academy Scientists Describe 213 Species in 2020

San Francisco, CA — This past year, researchers at the California Academy of Sciences added 213 plant and animal species to the tree of life, providing deeper insight into the rich biodiversity of...

Plastic contaminants harm sea urchins

Exeter, UK — Plastics in the ocean can release chemicals that cause deformities in sea urchin larvae, new research shows. Scientists soaked various plastic samples in seawater then removed the plastic...

Glyphosate may Affect Human Gut Microbiota

Turku, Finland — Glyphosate is the most commonly used broad-spectrum herbicide. Researchers from the University of Turku in Finland have developed a new bioinformatics tool to predict if a microbe,...

Boost to Develop Microalgae into Health Foods

Adelaide, South Australia — Dietary supplementation of fatty acids produced from microalgae have wide-reaching health benefits for humans, including the ability to reduce obesity, diabetes and fatty...

To Protect Nature’s Benefits, Focus on People

Stanford, CA — To calculate the true value of a forest, we need to know how people benefit from it, according to new research published in Nature Sustainability. A healthy forest holds a treasure trove...

Carbon Storage from the Lab

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany — Peatlands with their huge diversity of peat moss species store about 30 percent of the earth’s soil carbon. This means they store roughly twice as much carbon...

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