Earth and Environment

New study on Amazonia’s fire crises urges action ahead of the next burning season

Environment - Apr 18

In response to the escalating fire crises in the Amazon, a timely study has revealed alarming shortcomings in the emergency fire bans implemented by the Brazilian Government. Initially seen as a promising solution in 2019, these bans have consistently fallen short in subsequent years, revealing a pressing need for strategies that address the underlying causes of each type of fire.

Environment - Apr 17

Group antenatal care still too little known, despite proven benefits

The Horizon2020 programme Group Care for the First 1000 Days is coming to an end. Researchers in seven countries, including three from the VUB, have worked with colleagues in the US to investigate the provision of antenatal care in participating countries.

Environment - Apr 17

Understanding carbon release from the tundra

The warming climate shifts the dynamics of tundra environments and makes them release trapped carbon, according to a new study published in Nature. These changes could transform tundras from carbon sinks into a carbon source, exacerbating the effects of climate change.

Environment - Apr 16

The response capacity of marine phytoplankton species to global warming confirmed

Mara Segovia, Erasmus+ researcher at the Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology (ICBiBe) of the University of Valencia, has participated in a study that reveals the response capacity of seaweed to the effects of climate change.

Environment - Apr 16

For more sustainable palm oil production

Environment

Research team outlines ways to make oil palm cultivation more ecologically and economically sustainable.

Environment - Apr 15

Bumblebees don’t care about pesticide cocktails

Environment

In their natural environment, wild bees are exposed to various pesticides that can have a potentially toxic effect. A study by the University of Würzburg has now shown that bumblebees are relatively resistant to these products.

Environment - Apr 17

Clearing the air: wind farms more land efficient than previously thought

Wind power is a source of energy that is both affordable and renewable. However, decision-makers have been reluctant to invest in wind energy due to a perception that wind farms require a lot of land compared to electric power plants driven by fossil fuels.

Environment - Apr 17

Coral reef microbes point to new way to assess ecosystem health

Environment

A new study shows that ocean acidification is changing the mix of microbes in coral reef systems, which can be used to assess ecosystem health.

Paleontology - Apr 16

Seed ferns: plants experimented with complex leaf vein networks 201 million years ago

Paleontology

Flowering plant-type leaf veins died out and re-evolved several times in the course of the Earth's history.

Environment - Apr 16

Most countries struggle to meet climate pledges from 2009

Nineteen out of 34 countries surveyed failed to fully meet their 2020 climate commitments set 15 years ago in Copenhagen, according to a new study led by UCL researchers.

Environment - Apr 15

Tropical forests can’t recover naturally without fruit eating birds

Environment

Natural forest regeneration is hailed as a cost-effective way to restore biodiversity and sequester carbon. However, the fragmentation of tropical forests has restricted the movement of large birds limiting their capacity to disperse seeds and restore healthy forests.

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