Tropical forests will struggle in a fast-warming world

Tropical forests will struggle in a fast-warming world

Plants in tropical forests are by nature resistant to heat, yet that resistance has its limits.

Is there evidence for the ‘end of oil’?

Is there evidence for the ‘end of oil’?

The current crisis could spell the end of fossil fuels or at least their dominance.

Birds of prey swallow plenty of plastic, research finds

Birds of prey swallow plenty of plastic, research finds

Birds that inhabit river banks swallow tiny bits of plastic debris at a rate of hundreds a day.

Climate change and Covid-19 increase pressure on potable water resources

Climate change and Covid-19 increase pressure on potable water resources

The Covid-19 pandemic is adding to already severe health concerns in communities without adequate freshwater.

Much of Europe is bidding adieu to coal

Much of Europe is bidding adieu to coal

Europe was once wedded inextricably to coal. It no longer is.

Covid-19 pandemic is a foretaste of what’s in store for rice

Covid-19 pandemic is a foretaste of what’s in store for rice

It was climate change that helped rice spread and climate change that is now posing a threat to rice crops.

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Birds of prey swallow plenty of plastic, research finds

Birds that inhabit river banks swallow tiny bits of plastic debris at a rate of hundreds a day.

Insects may not be doomed… if we leave them be

A mass extinction is under way and many people remain oblivious to it. A reason is that it involves insects.

By saving nature (or what’s left of it) we’ll be saving ourselves

For many people in tightly packed urban areas, nature is something somewhere out there. It shouldn't be.

Where the wild things are: how nature might respond as coronavirus keeps humans indoors

The coronavirus pandemic means public spaces the world over have been temporarily abandoned. Major roads are all but empty and public squares are eerily quiet. And nature is taking over again.