Crossbill (PublicDomainImages from Pixabay)

Bird diversity in the Alps in decline

WNM | Sep 21, 2020 at 7:19 AM

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.

Cough (Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels)

Influenza may facilitate the spread of SARS-CoV-2

WNM | Sep 15, 2020 at 11:38 AM

Researchers found consistent evidence for a 2-2.5-fold population-level increase in SARS-CoV-2 transmission associated with influenza during the period of co-circulation.

Climate engineering: modelling projections oversimplify risks

WNM | Sep 10, 2020 at 11:10 AM

Evolving modelling practices are trending towards “best-case” projections. Researchers warn that over-optimistic expectations of climate engineering may reinforce the inertia with which industry and politics have been addressing decarbonisation.