03/02/2022, /Thomson Reuters Foundation/–Targets matter. They focus attention. They allow us to hold accountable the people who make them. Calls to fight climate change were vague until the world agreed a goal to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, as confirmed at the recent COP26 Glasgow climate conference. Likewise, a wish to halt deforestation has come into focus with the Glasgow deadline of 2030. Continue reading
A university professor in Chile has developed a green-coloured artificial skin from algae that can breathe.
Traders in southern Malawi are being encouraged to effectively process their fish and increase incomes by using solar tents to dry fish. Researchers say the innovation provides a more conducive environment for drying fish rather than putting them out in the open which exposes fish to contamination and predators.
Johns Hopkins University researchers have expressed concern after finding a major increase in the world’s population of plankton, citing rising carbon dioxide levels as a potential cause.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND, UK (REUTERS) – Marine scientists call it the ocean’s ‘twilight zone’, where only a small amount of sunlight can penetrate.
But it’s the ocean life here – between 100 and 1000 metres deep – that scientists say is crucial for keeping atmospheric carbon-dioxide (CO2) levels 30 percent lower than it otherwise would be.
Scientists from the Tara Ocean expedition unveil the most comprehensive analysis ever undertaken of the world’s ocean plankton, the tiny organisms that serve as food for marine creatures such as the blue whale, but also provide half the oxygen we breathe.
Atlantic Ocean (Next Media) – Researchers of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel in Germany have discovered unexpectedly low oxygen dead zones traveling inside 100-mile-long eddies of swirling water across the Atlantic Ocean. Their discovery was published in the journal, Biogeosciences.