Rising sea temperatures threaten Atlantic populations of Bulwer’s petrels

Science of The Total Environment (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.157352″ width=”800″ height=”395″/> Graphical abstract. Credit: Science of The Total Environment (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.157352 The impact of the rise in sea temperatures predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) could affect the survival of the North Atlantic populations of Bulwer’s petrel in the Azores, Canary Islands … Read more

Plant resources threaten by pests and diseases

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Imagine a world where farms bear no crops, forests have no trees and nature exists without plants. Not only will our world look incredibly different, but humanity would likely cease to exist altogether. Plants provide 98% of the air we breathe and 80% of the food we eat. That’s how much … Read more

African migratory birds threaten by hot, dry weather

Flamingoes feed in the popular Berg River estuary in Veldrif, South Africa, Monday Sept. 14, 2020. The alteration of weather patterns like the ongoing drought in east and central Africa chiefly driven by climate change is severely undermining natural water systems devastating livelihoods and now threatening the survival of most of the world’s famed migratory … Read more

As species recover, some threaten others in more dire shape

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Concealed behind trees near Lake Michigan, two scientists remotely manipulated a robotic owl on the forest floor. As the intruder flapped its wings and hooted, a merlin guarding its nest in a nearby pine darted overhead, sounding high-pitched, rapid-fire distress calls. The small falcon dove toward the enemy—and into a net … Read more

Climate change and vanishing islands threaten brown pelicans

Sliding off the side of her small boat, seabird biologist Bonnie Slaton wades through waist-high water, brown pelicans soaring overhead, until she reaches the shores of Raccoon Island. During seabird breeding season, the place is a raucous symphony of noise and motion—and one of the few remaining refuges for the iconic pelicans. The crescent-shaped island … Read more

Misperceptions can threaten advancement

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Misperceptions of marginalized and disadvantaged communities’ level of concern regarding COVID-19, as well as other issues such as climate change, constitutes a form of social misinformation that may general cooperation and trust needed to address collective problems, according to new Cornell-led research . “If we misperceive who is most concerned about … Read more