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How some mammals pause their pregnancies
The results suggest how some otherwise rapidly dividing cells, such as those in tumors, become quiescent.
Scientists warn humanity about worldwide insect decline
Engaging civil society and policy makers is essential for the future and mutual well-being both of people and insects
New model could improve investment in farm-based sustainable energy
Researchers have developed a model that could help investors to determine whether a project will turn a profit
How is a national park protected?
A National Park is a space that preserves nature and other resources. However, it is important to adopt specific legal and management measures.
Conflict between ranchers and wildlife intensifies as climate change worsens in Chile
Scientists surveyed ranchers to find out what they thought were the drivers of conflict between people and guanacos.
Antarctica heats up
Climate change increasingly shows us that it is a real phenomenon, unlike what great figures, such as the president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, think
January 2020 was the warmest month in history
The new decade began with a record that reveals the serious situation that the planet is going through.
Climate breakdown is increasing violence towards women
According to the “Gender-based violence and environment linkages” report, patterns of gender-based abuse are also observed across environmental contexts
High air pollution exposure in 1-year-olds linked to structural brain change
Significant early childhood exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) is associated with structural changes in the brain at the age of 12.
Colombia would plant 180 million trees
President Iván Duque said that by 2022, the coffee nation will have planted 180 million trees to help save the Amazon
Air pollution in NYC linked to wildfires hundreds of miles away
A new study shows that air pollutants from the smoke of fires from as far as Canada traveled hundreds of miles and several days causing significant increases in pollution concentrations in o...
What is an endangered species?
"How much loss should a species endure before we agree that the species deserves special protections and concerted effort for its betterment?"
Air pollution can be seen from space
Oil and gas production has doubled in some parts of the United States in the last two years, and scientists can use satellites to see impacts of that trend.
The natural disasters of 2020
The beginning of 2020 does not give truce. From major fires to droughts, nature is calling on the human being.
What should a protected natural area have?
No one doubts the importance of protecting, for recreational or ecological purposes, portions of a poorly altered nature, but there are criteria to do so
Sustainable forest management: cutting trees and preserving the forest
Given the fact that trees grow every year, the extraction of a volume smaller than timber production allows the forest to be preserved in the long term.
Fires in Australia and floods in Indonesia: this is how 2020 began
2020 began with an urgent call from nature about the damage we are doing to it through heavy floods and fires
Madagascar's rainforest habitat is also in danger
The combined effects of deforestation and human-induced climate change could eliminate Madagascar's entire eastern rainforest habitat by 2070.
Global warming will have us crying in what's left of our beer
Scientists project that human-caused climate change will result in one of the most dire consequences imaginable: a disruption in the global beer supply
Climate change may increase congenital heart defects
Rising temperatures stemming from global climate change may increase the number of infants born with congenital heart defects
Capturing CO2 from trucks and reducing their emissions by 90%
Scientists propose to combine several technologies to capture CO2 and convert it from a gas to a liquid.
Amazon forest regrowth much slower than previously thought
The findings could have significant impacts on climate change predictions since forests soak up carbon.
How to build a more sustainable business
Save money and save the planet while doing so.
The forest, much more than trees
A forest constitutes a set of relationships, not only between trees, soil, air, and water but also between different ways of life.
5 things you can give to the Earth
Christmas is a time to give and what better than to give sustainability and care to our planet earth.
Study highlights high cost of fossil fuel pollution on children's health
The study estimated costs of six childhood health conditions linked to air pollution
What COP25 left
In the midst of a climate crisis, COP25 left environmental commitments from countries and regions and demonstrations of sustainable initiatives
Why was Greta Thunberg selected as Time's Person of the Year?
On Wednesday, December 12, the climate activist Greta Thunberg was selected as Time's Person of the Year. What does that mean exactly?
Colombia signs the Escazú Agreement
This is great news for Colombian environmental matters. Here we tell you why.
Is planting trees always a positive trend?
The tendency to plant trees cannot be done indiscriminately; There are specific places and types of trees for each environment.
Warnings about Climate Change are an old story but not 'tall story'
For more than a century, the citizens of this planet are neglecting Global Warming.
Being a park ranger: a profession or a job?
This discussion is very important because it determines how park rangers destined for a protected natural area are formed and selected.
Carbon emissions from volcanic rocks can create global warming
This discovery could transform the way scientists predict climate change.
When biodegradable plastic isn't
According to the study, fragments or whole samples of each bag type remained after 27 months.
Is God to blame for the mass extinction of species on earth?
At present, one in four species of fauna and flora that inhabit the planet, together with the human species, are threatened by extinction .
Dialogue between locals, scientists and governments tackles climate change
Reducing the negative effects brought about by climate change can be achieved through comprehensive measures
COP25 started and countries will have to move up a gear
On December 2, COP25 started, the UN event focused on the fight against climate change and the scenario where the Paris Agreement emerged
Sperm whale stranded in Scotland sets world alarms
Scottish Marine Animal Strandings Scheme reported that a sperm whale was found dead on the beaches of Seilebost on the Isle of Harris, north of Scotland.
Plastic pollution harms the bacteria that help us breathe
Plastic pollution in the oceans is not only damaging fish but ourselves because 10 percent of the bacteria that help us breathe is susceptible to it.
Women at COP25: Gender Day
COP25, the UN Climate Change Conference, is being held in Madrid, Spain, to delliberate on the environmental crisis we are facing
A new world map rates food sustainability for countries across the globe
Increased awareness of how human diets acerbate climate change makes a better understanding of food systems a global priority
15 animals that kill more humans per year
LatinAmerican Post tells you the number of documented deaths caused by dangerous animals.
Forests and water, a link that benefits man
This link between man and his environment seeks to ensure the availability and quality of water, and avoid flooding.
Nearly 40% of species are very rare and are vulnerable to climate change
The team revealed that 36.5% of all land plant species are "exceedingly rare," meaning they have only been observed and recorded less than five times ever.
Bad news for Nemo
The anemonefish, popularized by the movies "Finding Nemo" and "Finding Dory", don't have the genetic capacity to adapt to rapid changes in their environment.
Air pollution linked to higher glaucoma risk
Living in a more polluted area is associated with a greater likelihood of having glaucoma, a debilitating eye condition that can cause blindness.
Scientists find a place on Earth where there is no life
Living beings, especially microorganisms, have a surprising ability to adapt to the most extreme environments on our planet, but there are still places where they cannot live
When grown right, palm oil can be sustainable
Scientists have been studying soils in oil palm cultivation for years, in an effort to develop more sustainable methods for growing this crop.
Pope says Amazon suffers with blind and destructive mentality
According to the pontiff, "man cannot remain an indifferent spectator in the face of this destruction, nor should the Church remain silent"
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