“Alpine plants are adapted to harsh conditions, but they’re not very competitive. The unique biodiversity of the Alps is therefore under considerable pressure.” Sabine Rumpf
large quantities of plastic – transported by rivers, the air and shipping- can now be found in the Arctic Ocean.
Despite only just being described, the Rose-Veiled Fairy Wrasse is already being exploited through the aquarium hobbyist trade.
“Failure to achieve climate resilient and sustainable development will result in a sub-optimal future for people and nature.” IPCC Working Group II Co-Chair Debra Roberts
as this public health crisis continues into its third year Orkney is set to welcome a possible 207 cruise ships with the first one due to arrive, MS Gann, on 24th of March.
“these findings highlight the vulnerability of global forest biodiversity to anthropogenic changes in land use and climate, which disproportionately threaten rare species and global tree richness.” Roberto Cazzolla Gatti
“Once you cut down old and ancient trees, we lose the genetic and physiological legacy that they contain forever, as well as the unique habitat for nature conservation.” Chuck Cannon
A citizen science project by the University of Sussex has found that urban growers in Brighton and Hove were able to harvest 1kg of insect-pollinated fruit and vegetables per one metre square.
The research found that of the 184 species assessed, 62% are listed as threatened: 39 are Critically Endangered, 32 are Endangered, and 43 are Vulnerable.
This is believed to be the most extensive study ever undertaken into how insect outbreaks impact freshwater carbon and nitrogen dynamics.