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Micro-climate moulds and reshapes northern insect communities, herbivory and predation

Climate and changes in it have direct impacts on species of plant and animals—but climate may also shape more complex biological systems like food webs. Now a research group from the University of Helsinki has investigated how micro-climate shapes.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJan 14th, 2021

Nicholas Burns nestles concrete chapel within grounds of Portuguese estate

Architect Nicholas Burns has hidden a chapel made from concrete amongst trees and granite boulders on a large private estate in northern Portugal. Read more Architect Nicholas Burns has hidden a chapel made from concrete amongst trees and gr.....»»

Category: infraSource:  dezeenRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2021

Under climate stress, human innovation set stage for population surge

Aridification in the central plains of China during the early Bronze Age did not cause population collapse, a result that highlights the importance of social resilience to climate change. Instead of a collapse amid dry conditions, development of agri.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Using landscape connectivity to control deadly mosquito-borne viruses

A research team has developed a new method for tracking how the deadly yellow fever mosquito moves through the environment, a potentially critical tool for controlling the insect and the diseases it spreads......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Under climate stress, human innovation set stage for population surge

Climate alone is not a driver for human behavior. The choices that people make in the face of changing conditions take place in a larger human context. And studies that combine insights from archeologists and environmental scientists can offer more n.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

UN: Carbon-cutting pledges by countries nowhere near enough

The newest pledges by countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions are falling far short of what's needed to limit global warming to what the Paris climate accord seeks, a new United Nations report finds......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Were it not for humans, woolly mammoths would have lived for 4,000 more years, simulation shows

An international team of researchers has used computer simulations to show that it was likely a combination of climate change and human hunting that led to the extinction of the woolly mammoth. They have written a paper describing their findings, ava.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Protecting the family tree with global seed vaults

It seems like every day we learn of a new risk posed to native plants, from bushfires to climate change. But they're not going out without a—er—bang......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Newness raises $3.5 million for its ‘Twitch for beauty streamers’

Newness, a startup co-founded by former Twitch employees, has raised $3.5 million in a Sequoia-led seed round for its live-streaming platform aimed at beauty creators and their fan communities. Though today’s creators are not without options wh.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

When devastation strikes the oceans, sharks can hold the key to recovery

A world without sharks is a world less resilient to extreme climate events, scientists say......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Getting ahead of climate change

As climate change increases the occurrence of catastrophic natural disasters around the world, international organizations are looking for ways to reduce the risk of such disasters. One approach under exploration is the humanitarian community's forec.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Southern exposure: Cold wreaks havoc on aging waterworks

The sunshine is back and the ice has melted. But more than a week after a deep freeze across the South, many communities are still grappling with getting clean water to their residents......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Amazon rainforest plots sold via Facebook Marketplace ads

Protected land reserved for Brazil's indigenous communities is being traded on the social network......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Did teenage "tyrants" outcompete other dinosaurs?

Paleo-ecologists from The University of New Mexico and at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have demonstrated that the offspring of enormous carnivorous dinosaurs, such as Tyrannosaurus rex may have fundamentally re-shaped their communities by out-c.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2021

Forests" long-term capacity to store carbon is dropping in regions with extreme annual fires

More intense and frequent fires are reducing the size of tree communities in many regions of the world.Slower-growing tree species are better at surviving fires, but these may capture less atmospheric carbon and reduce nutrient availability in the so.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2021

Extreme melt on Antarctica"s George VI ice shelf

Antarctica's northern George VI Ice Shelf experienced record melting during the 2019-2020 summer season compared to 31 previous summers of dramatically lower melt, a University of Colorado Boulder-led study found. The extreme melt coincided with reco.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2021

What motivates natural resource policymakers in Africa to take action on climate change?

Climate services are vital tools for decision makers addressing climate change in developing countries. Science-based seasonal forecasts and accompanying materials can support climate risk management in agriculture, health, water management, energy,.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2021

El Niño impacts the precipitation recycle ratio over the Tibetan Plateau at interannual timescale

The water cycle over the Tibetan Plateau (TP), known as the "Asian Water Tower", is vital to the regional and downstream climate and ecosystem. A new study found that the interannual variability of the summer precipitation recycle ratio over the TP i.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2021

"Like a horror movie": Caterpillar silences tomato"s cry for help, scientists find

While there's a famous horror-movie spoof about killer tomatoes, no one seems to have made one about caterpillars—the insect pests that eat the juicy red fruits of summer......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2021

One California community shows how to take the waste out of water

Caught between climate change and multi-year droughts, California communities are tapping groundwater and siphoning surface water at unsustainable rates......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2021

Short-term climate modeling forecasts drought for Southeast US

Many climate models focus on scenarios decades into the future, making their outcomes seem unreliable and problematic for decision-making in the immediate future. In a proactive move, researchers are using short-term forecasts to stress the urgency o.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2021