Mosses are some of the oldest land plants. They are found all over the world, from lush tropical rainforests to the driest deserts, and even the wind-swept hills of Antarctica. They are everywhere; growing in cracks along roads and pathways, on the trunks of trees, on rocks and buildings, and importantly, on the soil. Yet despite […]
Spongy, uniquely green, and allegedly good with directions, Earth’s ubiquitous mosses are more important to ecosystems than they appear. Found in at least 12,000 species living everywhere from snow-capped mountains to red-hot deserts, moss is the oldest living relative of all plants, but despite its age it seem to hold the key to many of […]
A river was found to contain all combinations of toxic chemicals tested for by the Environment Agency (EA) in a recent study. Officials discovered a “cocktail” of PFAS – the collective name for the group of nearly 10,000 industrial and household substances including PFOS and PFOA – in the River Ouse, which runs from near […]
WITH the water industry in England apologising for its ongoing release of sewage into the environment, what engineering options do we have to help put a stop to it? The industry is facing significant pressure to fix the issue, with data showing it spilled sewage into the environment on average 825 times every day in […]
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.
Old trees have many ecological and socio-cultural values. However, knowledge of the factors influencing their long-term persistence in human-dominated landscapes is limited. Read more via Nature.Com.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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