Category Archives: 14. Life below Water
Five options for restoring global biodiversity after the UN agreement
Henrik Svedäng, Stockholm University To slow and reverse the fastest loss of Earth’s living things since the dinosaurs, almost 200 countries have signed an agreement in Montreal, Canada, promising to live in harmony with nature by 2050. The Kunming-Montreal agreement is not legally binding but it will require signatories to report their progress towards meetingContinue reading “Five options for restoring global biodiversity after the UN agreement”
The study of evolution is fracturing – and that may be a good thing
Erik Svensson, Lund University How will life on Earth and the ecosystems that support it adapt to climate change? Which species will go extinct – or evolve into something new? How will microbes develop further resistance to antibiotics? These kinds of questions, which are of fundamental importance to our way of life, are all aContinue reading “The study of evolution is fracturing – and that may be a good thing”
Teaching key to better ocean protection, says UNESCO chief
Education needs to be one of the key pillars for action by countries across the world to better protect the seas and oceans from damaging climate change, said the head of the UN Scientific, Educational, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Thursday.
To protect ocean environments, ‘good enough’ might be the best long-term option
Local support might be the most important factor for a successful marine protected area. Anastasia Quintana, CC BY-ND May 26, 2021 5.08pm BST Anastasia Quintana, University of California Santa Barbara and Alfredo Giron Nava, Stanford University The Gulf of California – a sea near the western border of the U.S. and Mexico – is home to someContinue reading “To protect ocean environments, ‘good enough’ might be the best long-term option”
Plastic trash in the ocean is a global problem, and the US is the top source – a new report urges action
Plastic waste of all shapes and sizes permeates the world’s oceans. It shows up on beaches, in fish and even in Arctic sea ice. And a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine makes clear that the U.S. is a big part of the problem.
Native fish: Indigenous communities lead fight to save Sacramento’s salmon
“We do a lot of fighting, advocating and pushing back on bad policies. We are fighting for species that really get overlooked,” explains Garcia.”