Category «Environment»

Can We Use Artificial Snow At The Poles?

According to a new study, published in Science Advances, by pumping ocean water to the coastal regions surrounding the Antarctic ice sheet and turning it into snow, it is possible to prevent the ice sheet from sliding into the ocean and it melts. The authors warn that, although the findings offer a potentially viable and less dangerous …

What Is The Impact Of Wood Products On Climate Change?

An analysis conducted in 180 countries found that wood products (all paper, wood, furniture and more) globally produced 335 million tons of carbon dioxide in 2015, of which 71 million tons were not accounted for according to current norms of the United Nations. The carbon sequestration of wood products could increase more than 100 million …

Fish Are Losing Their Sense Of Direction Due To Smog

Smog has become the most toxic hallmark of the oceans and a serious threat to its inhabitants. Many species wander lost without being able to use their abilities to communicate, navigate and survive. Faced with the roar of ships and the smells they expel, sometimes they neither hear nor smell what really interests them to orient …

Crustaceans Could Save The Planet

Every year, somewhere in the region of six to eight million tons of waste is generated by the industry of crabs, shrimp and lobster shells. Depending on the country, these leftovers often return to the ocean or end up in landfills where plastic waste accumulates in a relentless manner. Recall that only 10% of plastic …

This Is The First Transgender Plant

The biologist Chris Martine has dedicated much of his work as a scientist to Solanaceaeplants, which includes potatoes, eggplant or pepper, among others. But what has drawn his attention the most are the unusual methods of reproduction of Solanum jobsonii, a new bush tomato species located in the Limmen National Park in northern Australia. It is an andromonoic plant, …

Why Are Forest Fires Getting Stronger?

There are more forest fires and they are getting bigger – but why? Researchers at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment have analyzed this risk based on two realities: increasingly dry and hot summers and abundance of organic fuel in the surrounding lands. For the next few months, the National Interagency Fire Center forecasts a great season of …

Climate Change Threatens Koalas

Usually, a koala covers its water needs with the leaves it eats, often from eucalyptus, but with current climatic conditions this has begun to be insufficient. Australian scientists say that these animals face, like other species, an increasingly hard survival due to climate change. The myth that koalas do not need to drink water is dismantled, according …

Do Trees Shrink?

Trees always seem to be upright. But it is not entirely true since, at nightfall, they shrink. This has been demonstrated by a study by researchers at the Center for Ecological Research in Tihany, in Hungary. Experts scanned several trees in Finland and Austria, and found that they languished when daylight began to disappear. The branches and leaves …