Latest Natural environment Stories
In the search for life on Mars or any planet, there is much more than the presence of carbon and oxygen to consider.
As atmospheric carbon dioxide levels rise, so does the pressure on the plant kingdom.
Extraordinarily rare springs high above the rest of the world in the Arctic could serve as Earth's own little version of Europa, helping scientists picture what life might face on the mysterious Jovian moon.
Some regions of the deep ocean floor support abundant populations of organisms, despite being overlain by water that contains very little oxygen, but global warming is likely to exacerbate oxygen depletion and thereby reduce biodiversity in these regions, they warn.
Global warming may impair the ability of ecosystems to perform vital services -- such as providing food, clean water and carbon sequestration -- says the nation's largest organization of ecological scientists.
Weizmann Institute scientists show that in one kind of forest, its 'energy budget' includes significant reserves of heat.
Economists, assigning values to 'ecosystem services,' report staggering totals and rates of return on investment.
Sustainable water use, climate change impacts on international markets, restoration of Chicago ecosystems among research projects.
Humanity needs to act now to avoid threats to human well-being caused by irreversible damage to the Earth, its climate, species and life-supporting systems.
Geoengineering techniques aim to slow global warming through the use of human-made changes to the Earth's land, seas or atmosphere. But new research shows that the use of geoengineering to do environmental good may cause other environmental harm.
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