Biosphere

Eliminate the brutal colonizers

Invasive species are one of the greatest threats to biodiversity and human well-being, but are they invincible? Through Ramesh Venkataraman June 14, 2021 Before — A forest patch completely covered with Lantana camara before restoration, with virtually no native vegetationPhotographs: Ramesh Venkataraman Ramesh Venkataraman June 03, 2021 00:00 IST Eliminate …

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An NGO denounces illegal fishing in 7 protected areas

Illegal fishing in seven protected areas endangers endangered species, revealed a US NGO. Oceana study shows that at least 236 Mexican vessels have encroached on marine protected areas and fishing refuge areas since 2012, endangering species of turtles, sharks, fish and other marine life , and that 10% of all …

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Building the Arch – Architecture

In the middle of my life, I wake up to find myself in a techno-dystopia, with no idea where my own path has gone. I have a muse, but no mentor to guide me through all the circles of this labyrinth, this global metropolis that I have managed to avoid …

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5 satellite images that show how our planet is changing

Satellite images can provide vital information on how our planet is changing and responding to global warming. They can measure changes in sea level up to a milliliter or the temperature of the land and the ocean, so scientists can do a “health check.” Below are 5 eye-opening satellite images …

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Net Zero: proposed NS mine receives negative public comments

Welcome to Net Zero, your daily industry newsletter on clean energy and Canadian resource policy. The head A joint federal-provincial environmental assessment found that only one of 117 comments submitted regarding the proposed Fifteen Mile Stream mine by Atlantic Gold expressed positive feelings about the project. The sole supporter of …

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six priorities for extracting carbon from the air

By Cameron Hepburn, Professor of Environmental Economics, University of Oxford and Steve Smith, Executive Director, Oxford Net Zero, University of Oxford London, May 30 (The Conversation) To achieve net zero emissions by 2050, global emissions must be reduced faster and deeper than the world has yet managed. But even then, …

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Researchers develop a new biosignature research framework

Astronomy and space exploration excel at planning ahead. Decadal surveys and years of engineering effort for missions give the field a much longer time horizon than many others. In the near future, scientists know there will be plenty of opportunities to search for biosignatures everywhere, from near oceanic worlds (i.e. …

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