Wildlife (Pexels from Pixabay)

Climate change and wildlife: The limits to phenotypic plasticity

WNM | Jan 18, 2021 at 5:09 PM

To cope with environmental fluctuations, including climate change and global warming, animal species employ various adaptive strategies. Despite use of plastic physiological and behavioural responses, climate change is still likely to impact animal function.

Venice flood (Marei Sellin/Pixabay)

Climate change has caused billions of dollars in flood damages

WNM | Jan 14, 2021 at 6:17 PM

Flooding has caused hundreds of billions of dollars in damage in the U.S. over the past three decades. Researchers found that 36 percent of the costs of flooding in the U.S. from 1988 to 2017 were a result of intensifying precipitation, consistent with predictions of global warming.

King penguins (Ryan R. Reisinger, CEBC)

The new face of the Antarctic – study

WNM | Jan 7, 2021 at 9:50 AM

In the future, the Antarctic could become a greener place and be colonised by new species. At the same time, some species will likely disappear.

plastics (Jasmin Sessler/Unsplash)

Plastics pose threat to human health, report shows

WNM | Jan 5, 2021 at 11:31 AM

Plastics contain and leach hazardous chemicals, including endocrine-disrupting chemicals that threaten human health. An new report describes the alarming health effects of widespread contamination from EDCs in plastics.

Caspian Sea (StockSnap from Pixabay)

Climate crisis is causing lakes to shrink

WNM | Jan 4, 2021 at 12:18 PM

While global sea levels are rising due to the climate crisis and threatening near-coastal infrastructures, higher temperatures in other areas are having exactly the opposite effect.

African women (jason sackey from Pixabay)

Empowering women could help address climate change

WNM | Dec 17, 2020 at 7:15 AM

Current and future damages of climate change depend greatly on the ability of affected populations to adapt to changing conditions. Building capacity to adapt to such changes will require eradicating inequalities of many sorts, including gender.