All posts by Daniel T Cross
Losses of volume in lakes worldwide highlight the need for better water management
Globally, freshwater lakes and reservoirs store 87% of the planet's water.
Nature favors the smallest and largest organisms
Trees, grasses, underground fungi, mangroves, corals, fish, and marine mammals all have similar maximum body sizes.
A tiny invading insect could wreak havoc in Antarctica
The tiny midge is an 'ecosystem engineer' in a similar way to earthworms in temperate soil systems.
Greenland’s glaciers are even more prone to melting than previously thought
The newly discovered ice-ocean interactions make the glaciers more sensitive to ocean warming.
The Indus Valley civilization was undone by climate
Droughts often lasted for several generations, creating havoc with food supplies in large cities.
Microplastics can breach the blood-brain barrier, causing ill health
A certain surface structure (biomolecular corona) was crucial in enabling plastic particles to pass into the brain.