Small, community-based reserves in Thailand’s Salween River Basin are serving as critical refuges for fish diversity in a region whose subsistence fisheries have suffered from decades of over-harvesting.
An analysis has revealed a loss of functional and compositional diversity in Alpine bird communities. This trend is likely connected to rising temperatures and changes in land use.
Multilayer plastic materials are ubiquitous in food and medical supply packaging. But despite their utility, those ever-present plastics are impossible to recycle using conventional methods.
The aim is to develop an innovative monitoring technology that can automatically and extensively detect and determine plastic waste and various types of plastic on the seafloor.
Up to 31 percent of plastic exported for recycling not recycled at all.
A research team has developed an electrocatalyst for hydrogen fuel cells which does not require a carbon carrier and is therefore much more stable. The new process can be used to further optimize fuel cell powered vehicles without CO2 emissions.
A study provides evidence that the desire to be perceived higher up in the social structure than, in fact, income would suggest, is a significant driver of climate-damaging consumption.
There is a particularly high probability in developing and emerging countries that carbon pricing reduces social inequality, and thus may be more easily communicated politically. This also applies to carbon pricing in the transport sector in general.
In winter, daily solar irradiation is not sufficient to reach a level of sterilization of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. This enables the virus to survive long enough outdoors to stay infective for several hours or even over whole days.
A study shows that increased heat from Arctic rivers is melting sea ice in the Arctic Ocean and warming the atmosphere.