Virtue, Wherefore Art Thou Signal?

Harnessing the innovative spirit of California, Governor Gavin Newsom today advanced an executive order enlisting California’s vast network of natural and working lands – forests, rangelands, farms, wetlands, coast, deserts and urban greenspaces – in the fight against climate change.

There is no escaping from climate change, even in the deep sea

Hokkaido University Even though the deeper layers of the ocean are warming at a slower pace than the surface, animals living in the deep ocean are more exposed to climate warming and will face increasing challenges to maintain their preferred thermal habitats in the future. Reporting in the journal Nature Climate Change, an international team…

Wildlife Thriving Around Fukushima (and Chernobyl) – Therefore Thanos Was Right?

Guest sarcastic commentary by David Middleton I’d like to assume Ross Pomeroy’s title was sarcastic… Humans Are Worse for Wildlife Than Nuclear RadiationBy Ross Pomeroy – RCP Staff In the wake of the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear disaster in March 2011, at least 164,865 people were evacuated from their homes as far as thirty kilometers away. Most have now returned, but…

Current threats to our oceans are revealed

I don’t know where to start.  I really don’t “text mining” oy ~ctm From Eurekalert Public Release: 3-Aug-2017 A new method of surveying published research, which has highlighted current issues faced by the marine environment, hopes to place scientific knowledge at the heart of policy agendas Frontiers Share Print E-Mail Covering two-thirds of our planet,…

Climate change impacts Antarctic biodiversity habitat

From the University of Queensland IMAGE: Climate change impacts Antarctic biodiversity habitat. view more Credit: Peter Ryan Ice-free areas of Antarctica – home to more than 99 per cent of the continent’s terrestrial plants and animals – could expand by more than 17,000km2 by the end of this century, a study published today in Nature…

Warming increases biodiversity, except when it doesn't

From the University of York  news that warming increases biodiversity. Since that’s a buzzword in the biology protectors circle, you’d think they’d be happy about this. Nope. Research reveals contrasting consequences of a warmer Earth A new study, by scientists from the Universities of York, Glasgow and Leeds, involving analysis of fossil and geological records…

The Birth of CGR Science

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I was reading a study published in November 2011 in Science mag, paywalled of course. It’s called “The Pace of Shifting Climate in Marine and Terrestrial Ecosystems”, by Burrows et al. (abstract here,  hereinafter B2011). However, I believe that the Supplementary Online Information (SOI) may not be paywalled, and it…