Sparse data often make it difficult to track how climate change is affecting populations of insect species.
Personal exposure to heat is an environmental hazard that might not make the same headlines as hurricanes or wildfires. But its effects are devastating.
Scientists have come up with a new classification scheme for mountain belts that uses just a single number to describe whether the elevation of the mountain belt is controlled mainly by weathering and erosion or by properties of the Earth’s crust, i.e., the lithospheric strength: the “Beaumont number” (Bm).
Giant kelp forests around the world have struggled to stay healthy in recent decades, with some vanishing altogether.
The retreat of Chile’s Tyndall Glacier has revealed a graveyard of ichthyosaurs, dolphin-like reptiles that roamed the oceans more than 90 million years ago.
The agencies are testing three different fence designs created to keep protected species like the Houston toad and Louisiana pine snake out of construction zones.
The Gulf of Mexico dead zone, or hypoxic area, is an area of low oxygen that can kill fish and other marine life.
Globally rising temperatures and the browning of lakes can both inhibit and promote algal growth in northern lakes.
New research published in the June 3, 2022 journal Science reveals that 44 percent of Earth’s land area – some 64 million square kilometers (24.7 million square miles) requires conservation to safeguard biodiversity.
Climate change is occurring at unprecedented rates, particularly in northern regions, making it a major threat to biodiversity and ecosystem integrity.
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