Soil pathogens rise as temperatures do
Study highlights growing threat to food security.
Pathogenic plant fungi are likely to multiply and spread as rising temperatures warm soils, thereby accelerating clim...
Coupling big data and conservation
Scientists highlight opportunities to generate sustainable solutions.
The “big data revolution” offers an unprecedented opportunity to better chart environmental degradation and inform gl...
Small habitats matter for biodiversity
Study informs global conservation efforts.
With the planet’s biodiversity crisis putting up to half a million species at risk of extinction, conservationists ar...
Ten ‘catastrophic’ threats to our survival
Commission for the Human Future calls for change.
The current pandemic may have shifted our focus, but we cannot ignore ten “catastrophic and existential” threats to h...
Simulated Mars, real food waste
Researcher learns about lunch and leftovers on the Red Planet.
As a food waste researcher, I’m interested in how humans prepare food, eat and manage leftovers. This interest is not...
More signs of pressure on our environment
New threats to biodiversity and the role of mature trees.
This dynamic map shows a high emissions scenario for greenhouse gases. Brighter colours indicate a higher proportion ...
Coffee and chocolate increase malaria risk
Commodities contribute to deforestation and mosquitoes.
As we’re savouring a steaming cup of coffee with a mouth-watering chocolate, we might want to spare a thought for the...
More bad news about microplastics
Their watery trail of havoc plumbs the depths.
Dutch and Chinese researchers have independently unearthed more bad news about nano- and microplastics, focusing on t...
So that’s what comes out in the wash
Decisions in the laundry can keep microfibres out of the ocean.
Scientists have used science to determine how best to use our washing machines. It’s not just about helping clothes ...
Rachel Carson's book that changed the world
Biologist was a pioneer of the global environmental movement.
In 1962, American biologist Rachel Carson published her fourth book, Silent Spring. Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring ...
Support the environment. Don't mow your lawn
Biodiversity suffers when things are too perfect.
Mowing urban lawns less often or less severely increases biodiversity, saves money and reduces pests, according to re...
Tracing poached ivory to the source
Online tool matches genetic sequences to a database.
Loxodonta LocaliserBy Natalie ParlettaA new software tool will speed up the tracking of locations where African eleph...