Tag Archives: biodiversity

More than half of the world’s lakes have shrunk in past 30 years

More than half of the world’s large lakes and reservoirs have shrunk since the early 1990s – chiefly because of the climate crisis and human consumption – intensifying concerns about water supply for agriculture, hydropower and human consumption, a study has found. More via The Guardian. 

Fallow land found to promote bird biodiversity

In recent decades, many of Germany’s animal populations in agricultural landscapes have experienced sharp declines, both in terms of the number of species and the number of individuals. Fallow land is considered an effective measure to slow this decline. Researchers from the Thünen Institute, the University of Göttingen and the Dachverband Deutscher Avifaunisten (DDA) have […]

Climate change: Nasa helps scientists map 10 billion trees

For the first time, scientists have mapped almost 10 billion individual trees in Africa. The international team, including experts from Nasa, used satellite images and artificial intelligence in order to estimate how much carbon is being stored in parts of the continent. Keep reading via BBC Newsround.

Stark warning not to cut grass or mow lawn this May or June

It’s that time of year where Bank Holidays are coming thick and fast and Brits are thinking of BBQs and garden parties – especially with the coronation of a King imminent. But even if you’re planning to host a special day in your garden this spring, experts are warning you not to cut your grass […]

Water Stories

A learning, training, and action platform focused entirely on Water Cycle Restoration Water Stories offers a community-centered approach to solving our most pressing environmental crises. One that delivers meaningful results after the first rainy season. We empower people to create healthy landscapes and water abundance by transforming water-sheds into water-catchments. People around the world are […]

Wildlife leaders rejoice as road schemes scrapped over environment concerns

It comes after a major review of road building in Wales. The news was welcomed by leaders from wildlife trusts in the country. The article writes: “Building more roads to accommodate more cars not only damages the climate but destroys vital habitats for wildlife.” Keep reading on Shropshire Star.

Using coral geochemistry to understand environmental conditions

Coral reef ecosystems are declining globally. Understanding the occurrence and mechanism of decline is important, but tracing past pollution and climate events that impact coral populations is difficult owing to sparse monitoring. Keep reading on Nature.Com.