Home gardens vital for pollinators
They provide a rich and diverse nectar source, study finds.
Urban areas are a surprisingly rich food reservoir for pollinating insects such as bees and wasps, according to a UK ...
Around the world, long-in-the-tooth large dams pose a growing risk.
Ageing dams will pose a growing risk over the next few decades, warns an analysis from United Nations University’s Ca...
A new paper shows that indigenous lands have a significant role to play in protecting endangered wildlife. The paper,...
Spotlight on air pollution in Europe
Study identifies the European cities with highest mortality rates.
Think of air pollution these days and you probably think of China. In 2017 alone air pollution is estimated to have c...
75% of Australia's marine protected areas have 'partial' protection
Not all marine protected areas are created equal. Here’s why that’s a problem.
By John Turnbull, Emma Johnston, Graeme Clark from UNSW, Carly Cook from Monash University and Kelsey Roberts from St...
Lessons from the past
Could Indigenous wisdom help us create a “good Anthropocene”?
The Anthropocene marks relentless and increasingly grave environmental degradation as the Earth faces tipping points ...
Access to water a win in many ways for Zambian women.
Those of us in the developed world tend to take our privileges for granted: it’s exactly what drove the Internet meme...
Is this a new Silent Spring?
Decline of insects is a catastrophic loss we can ill afford.
Entomologists have united to take stock of growing warnings about an “insect apocalypse” in a special feature publish...
Five things you didn’t know about lithium
Lithium has unexpected origins and uses.
Our next regular Cosmos Briefing asks the question: Is Lithium the Answer? We are drilling down on lithium and the...
Sustainable cities after COVID-19
Are Barcelona-stye green zones the answer?
By Anupam Nanda, University of Manchester The lockdowns and restrictions introduced to control the spread of COVI...
We’ve made more than the Earth has grown
Anthropogenic mass now exceeds living biomass, study finds.
Among its other dubious distinctions, the year 2020 marks the approximate tipping point between anthropogenic mass an...
Shining a light on ecosystem services
Study highlights benefits, declines and ways forward.
Humans rely on nature’s rich bounty for a vast array of services, from pollination, water, food, soil and air quality...