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Supermarket produce harbors antibiotic-resistance genes

American Society for Microbiology

From EurekaAlert

November 6th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Supermarket produce harbors antibiotic-resistance genes

Research calls for new approach to tropical marine conservation

A changing climate necessitates rethinking tropical marine conservation

Source: Swansea University

From Eureka Alert

November 6th, 2018|Climate and Energy, Marine Conservation, News|Comments Off on Research calls for new approach to tropical marine conservation

Pollution in the deep sea – are any habitats safe from human disturbance?

Pollution in the deep sea – are any habitats safe from human disturbance?

 

November 1st, 2018|Marine Conservation, News|Comments Off on Pollution in the deep sea – are any habitats safe from human disturbance?

Is the Amazon facing new dangers?

Environmental groups and politicians have raised the alarm about the policies of Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro.

From the BBC Reality Check

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-46030592

November 1st, 2018|News|Comments Off on Is the Amazon facing new dangers?

Climate change: ‘Wetlands vital to protect cities’

Cities around the world are frequently flooding during extreme weather, largely because they are fast losing the wetlands that work as a natural defence, experts warn.

From the BBC

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46020176

October 30th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Climate change: ‘Wetlands vital to protect cities’

The Sailors Who Hunt Garbage for Science

By Brian Kahn

Emily Penn had a mission: To find a piece of trash in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch large enough to stick a satellite transmitter on so that researchers back on shore could track it until a vessel came to pick it up.

From: Gizmodo Earther

 

October 25th, 2018|News|Comments Off on The Sailors Who Hunt Garbage for Science

EU parliament backs ban, limits on single-use plastics

The European Parliament has overwhelmingly backed a wide-ranging ban on single-use plastics to counter pollution in seas, fields and waterways.

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-10-eu-parliament-limits-single-use-plastics.html#jCp

October 24th, 2018|News|Comments Off on EU parliament backs ban, limits on single-use plastics

Mammals cannot evolve fast enough to escape current extinction crisis

The sixth mass extinction is underway, this time caused by humans. A team of researchers have calculated that species are dying out so quickly that nature’s built-in defense mechanism, evolution, cannot keep up. If current conservation efforts are not improved, so many mammal species will become extinct during the next five decades that nature will need 3-5 million years to recover to current biodiversity levels. And that’s a best-case scenario.

Source: Aarhus University

From Science Daily

October 24th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Mammals cannot evolve fast enough to escape current extinction crisis

What Happens When Humans Fall In Love With An Invasive Species

What Happens When Humans Fall In Love With An Invasive Species

October 17th, 2018|News|Comments Off on What Happens When Humans Fall In Love With An Invasive Species

Final call to save the world from ‘climate catastrophe’

It’s the final call, say scientists, the most extensive warning yet on the risks of rising global temperatures.

Their dramatic report on keeping that rise under 1.5 degrees C says the world is now completely off track, heading instead towards 3C.

From the BBC

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-45775309

October 9th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Final call to save the world from ‘climate catastrophe’