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Bhutan’s stumbling block to being the greene..

Bhutan is well on its way to becoming the greenest nation on the planet.  Photojournalist Michael Buckley explores in the Ecologist the reasons why the country’s ecosystems and dazzling biodiversity remain intact – and highlights the one thing that threatens… read more

Loss of ocean predators has impact on climate chan..

Continued unsustainable harvesting of large predatory fish, including the culling of sharks, can have far-reaching consequences for the way we tackle climate change. Professor Rod Connolly, (marine scientist at Griffith University’s Australian Rivers Institute), is one of the authors of… read more

Coastal Wetlands Excel at Storing Carbon

In the global effort to mitigate carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, all options are on the table—including help from nature. Recent research suggests that healthy, intact coastal wetland ecosystems such as mangrove forests, tidal marshes and sea grass meadows… read more

Grasslands, the lesson

The big ecosystems on Earth where people can live are mainly forests and grasslands. Grassland, savanna,  is where our species started and lived maybe 2 million years. Many natural grasslands are now agricultural areas (many forests too). Somehow people seem… read more

6 Deadly Factors Impacting the Environment, and Wh..

In the time that it has taken you to read this sentence, you have fallen through an eternal expanse of stars at approximately 460 metres a second. Clinging to a green and blue ball of rock awash in this endless… read more