The island fox from the island of San Nicolas lives only on the most remote of the eight Channel Islands of California. Since recently, it has been in a low-risk group of extinction.
A new study has found that giant carnivorous millipedes on an island in the South Pacific Ocean can eat up to 3,700 seabird chicks every year.
It is commonly thought that oysters are grown mainly for the sake of eating. However, these mollusks are capable of more — for example, they can purify water from nitrogen and fine suspension. Therefore, many eco-activists help oysters survive and reproduce, so that they, in turn, help other species.
Today, the feeling of hunger is easy to satisfy with a simple touch of the smartphone screen. You don't even need to talk to anyone on the phone — you chose, paid, received. It is especially convenient during illness when you can't physically get to your favorite restaurant. But it turns out that delivery services are not as cute helpers as it might seem. They manipulate our desires, forcing us to eat fast food, and even pollute the planet with packaging.
The new legal term ecocide means intentional harm to the planet. If this definition is adopted by the International Criminal Court, the destruction of the environment will stand on a par with war crimes and will open the way for the prosecution of world leaders and corporate executives who deliberately harm nature in their own interests.
Reusable appliances, bags, cotton swabs and much more are advertised as an eco-friendly alternative that allows you to reduce the amount of garbage and help nature. Moreover, manufacturers actively support this initiative and bring various types of reusable and biodegradable products to the market. But scientists reacted with mild skepticism to this massive transition to green goods and conducted a study — studied how environmentally friendly they are.
Scientists have been warning us about an imminent environmental catastrophe for a long time. Floods around the world, extreme temperatures and ever-increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere will lead us nowhere. We tell you about the most relevant news of this day in the field of ecology and climate.
Researchers were looking for microbial life near the Shakelton Glacier in Antarctica. But the analysis of the soil showed that there is nothing there.
According to a new study, wild pigs around the world annually emit carbon dioxide in an amount equivalent to 1.1 million cars.
Biologist Muhammad Reza Cordova searches for treasures among plastic bottles, bags and other waste covering the beaches of Indonesia. Among the dirt and slime, he hopes to find microorganisms that will help solve the problem of garbage disposal.