Financing a sustainable global ocean economy may require a Paris Agreement type effort, according to a new report from an international team of researchers led by the University of British Columbia.
Decisions made now will determine whether economies win or lose money as the coal industry changes over the next couple of decades.
Published in a Nature journal, an unprecedented UN analysis of 9,500 Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) events recorded globally over 33 years shows harm rising in step with the aquaculture industry, marine exploitation and coastal development. 109 scientists in 35 countries conducted the 7-year study and report HAB events have increased in some regions, decreased or held steady elsewhere -- creating the world's first baseline against which to track future changes.
A new study, led by researchers at Princeton, unpacks income and racial disparities in energy use across neighborhoods and offers a roadmap for cities to reduce both carbon emissions and energy inequality.
Ural (Russia) paleontologists were fortunate enough to discover pierced skull of a Pleistocene small cave bear. It was found at Imanay Cave. It is the largest deposit of the remains of a small cave bear in the world.
Antarctica has experienced significant temperature changes, especially since the last glacial period. An international collaboration including scientists from the CNRS1 has now challenged previously accepted estimates of these variations, using new measurements published on June 4, 2021 in Science. Their study highlights differences in behavior between East and West Antarctica, connected in particular to differing variations in their altitude.
A study published today in open access in the journal Environment International found high levels of lead in indigenous people in Peruvian Amazonia living near areas where oil extraction takes place.
The first double-blind experiment analysing the role of human decision-making in climate reconstructions has found that it can lead to substantially different results.
Fewer than ten common bacterial taxa are responsible for the majority of soil carbon cycling, a team led by researchers at Northern Arizona University announced. The study, which used a technique quantitative stable isotope probing, identified several soil microbial groups that play an outsized role in carbon processing and CO2 release, and suggests that communities found in wild soil may contain functional redundancies.
Concerned youths on Monday deliver an ocean policy vision for policy-makers to address the declining state of the world's ocean. A carbon neutral economy, preserving biodiversity, achieving sustainable seafood production, and reforming ocean governance are the four fundamental pillars supporting policy recommendations debuted in the Global Blue New Deal, an ocean policy framework built around crowd-sourced youth priorities.