Claim: Coral reef cover, biodiversity, fish catches have declined by half since the 1950s

. “The effects of degraded and declining coral reefs are already evident through impacts on subsistence and commercial fisheries and tourism in Indonesia, the Caribbean, and South Pacific, even when…

Claim: Ocean acidification locks algal communities in a simplified state

In a study published on 11th January 2021 in Global Change Biology, researchers from the University of Tsukuba have revealed that as oceanic carbon dioxide levels rise, the biodiversity and…

Claim: UN report says up to 850,000 animal viruses could be caught by humans, unless we protect nature

Human damage to biodiversity is leading us into a pandemic era. The virus that causes COVID-19, for example, is linked to similar viruses in bats, which may have been passed…

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…

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…

Global warming could have a negative impact on biodiversity generation processes

This is one of the conclusions of an international study focused on the causes of the evolutionary success of Carex, one of the genera of flowering plants with the highest…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…