Category Archives: Ecosystems

Restored coastal ecosystems may not be the natural climate response, says recent study

A recent study suggests that restoring coastal vegetation, or so-called “blue carbon” ecosystems, may not be the oft-vaunted natural climate response. Researchers refute the widespread belief that restoring ecosystems, including mangroves, salt marshes and seagrasses, can significantly reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2). Blue carbon habitats for carbon removal (Photo: Benjamin L. Jones/Unsplash) Researchers from […]

Iowa Learning Farms Webinar: Carbon Sequestration in Ecosystems

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa Learning Farms Conservation Webinar on August 3 at noon CDT will feature Michael Burchell, professor and extension manager, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, North Carolina State University. Burchell is the 2021-2022 President of the American Ecological Engineering Society and is recognized for his work improving techniques for the design […]

Chinese Tencent and Huawei launch car rental platforms to boost ecosystems

(Yicai Global) July 27 — China’s carpooling market is expected to become increasingly efficient as tech giants Tencent Holdings and Huawei Technologies enter the industry to complement their other services. Operator WeChat has launched Tencent Mobility Service and Huawei unveiled its Petal Mobility this month, Yicai Global has learned. However, the two Shenzhen-based companies do […]

The avian flu tragedy highlights the fragility of our ecosystems

Holyrood notebook by Ariane Burgess There is currently only one confirmed outbreak in Scotland, but Guardians across the country have been urged to remain vigilant. Increasingly, we have the opportunity to understand that we are part of an interconnected and interdependent natural world on which we depend for the ability to thrive. But the natural […]

Government urged to collect comprehensive primary data on ecosystems in Ghana

Alfred Oteng Yeboah P Qt Rxb Uxq Dqztjch Dutkyu Gb Jpr Dmzk Professor Alfred Apau Oteng-Yeboah, a renowned botanist and Chairman of Ghana’s National Biodiversity Committee (NBC), calls on the government to collect comprehensive primary data on Ghana’s ecosystems, plant and animal species.  This, he explained, was key to shaping initiatives, planning and informing policy […]

Mud Crab Discovery in Matsalu Bay May Disrupt Marine Ecosystems | New

Rhithropanopeus harrisii, the estuarine mud crab, is native to the northwest Atlantic, ranging from Canada to northern Brazil. The crab was discovered in Pärnu Bay off the Estonian coast in 2011. Redik Eschbaum, a researcher in ichthyology and fisheries science at the University of Tartu, said the crab must have arrived in the Baltic Sea […]

Messer seeks to ‘shape ecosystems’, says new sustainability report | New

Harnessing the opportunities offered by digitalization, Messer continues to minimize its carbon footprint by using technologies such as fine-tuned control systems to manage energy consumption in its air separation units (ASUs). Although it is more focused on reducing emissions, power shortages in Asia and growing sales have seen the company’s CO2 emissions intensity level off […]

Creative Ecosystems is a digital garden serving common black creativity

That’s right :class=”without”> Are there other platforms or spaces like Creative Ecosystems, and what sets yours apart?class=”without”> Annika Hansteen-Izora: Black Creative Ecosystems is part of a long line of black artists and writers who have come together in collectives. The Black Arts Movement and The Dark Room Collective were critical spaces for black poets and […]

Engineers on the brink of extinction threaten entire ecosystems • The Register

Opinion Intel has produced incredible graphics in its time: projected Itanium market share, next node power consumption, increased multi-core performance. The graph presented by the company at the last VLSI symposium, however, was a real shocker. While attendance in computer science courses has increased by more than 90% over the past 50 years, electrical engineering […]

ADI wins Manufacturing Leadership Award for Collaborative Ecosystems

Applied Dynamics, in collaboration with MxD, The Dow Chemical Company and the University of Michigan, has been recognized by the Manufacturing Leadership Council for its work in open process automation and Digital Twin technology. Manufacturing Leadership Council Awards Gala Manufacturing Leadership Council Awards Gala ANN ARBOR, Michigan, July 12 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ADI ( […]

Reintroducing wolves to the wild can restore local ecosystems, scientists say

Wolves were seen as a ferocious predator with a major impact on wildlife, reducing the population of myriad wildlife species and even livestock. However, a new study has found that this is not the case and has proposed that wolves and cougars should be reintroduced into their traditional landscapes. Reintroduction of wolves (Photo: Photo by […]

Seychelles: Roadmap ready for protection of blue carbon ecosystems in Seychelles, says James Michel Foundation

A roadmap on blue carbon opportunities in Seychelles undertaken by the James Michel Foundation – set up by the country’s former president – in collaboration with Australia’s Deakin University has been completed, paving the way for protection and restoration marine ecosystems. Funded by the Blue Grants Fund of the Seychelles Conservation & Climate Adaptation Trust […]

Roadmap ready for protection of blue carbon ecosystems in Seychelles, says James Michel Foundation

The roadmap proposes a series of social, scientific, governance and financial actions that should be implemented over the next few years. (James Michel Foundation) Photo License A roadmap on blue carbon opportunities in the Seychelles undertaken by the James Michel Foundation – created by the former president of the country – in collaboration with Australia […]

Holcim launches Circular Explorer in Manila Bay to preserve marine ecosystems in the Philippines

Holcim Group Services Ltd / Keyword(s): Miscellaneous Holcim launches Circular Explorer in Manila Bay to preserve marine ecosystems in the Philippines 07.07.2022 / 07:00 First solar-powered catamaran operated by One Earth One Ocean to clean up coastal areas of plastic waste in Manila Bay Strengthen local […]

impact of data and digital ecosystems on smart destinations | Alvarez & Marsal | Management consulting

This article originally appeared in the June edition of Computer News Middle East. In the luxury travel and hospitality industry, travelers expect an exceptional level of customer service and exceptional personalized experiences. Knowing and respecting guest preferences – favorite foods, hotel suite layouts, favorite activities, the list goes on – while balancing the desired level […]

The Future of Fintech Lies in Big Tech Ecosystems • The Register

Comment Despite all their differences, the biggest tech companies have one thing in common: they don’t like to stay in their lane. In the more than 20 years we’ve evolved alongside Apple, Google and Amazon, and just under 20 years that we’ve lived with Facebook, each has branched out into different areas of their founding […]

Future ecosystems are becoming increasingly thirsty due to climate change

A new study shows that the future functions of ecosystems will increasingly depend on the availability of water. Using a series of simulations from state-of-the-art climate models, several “hotspot regions” are discovered, where ecosystems are strongly affected by increasing water limitation. For example in Central Europe, the Amazon and the western part of Russia. These […]

Conservation trusts protect and conserve private lands and ecosystems – SaportaReport

By Hannah E. Jones The Southern Conservation Trust (TBS) — a Fayettevillenonprofit focused on land preservation and stewardship – held the first installment of its adult education programs on June 30, beginning with a discussion on private land conservation. Jesse Woodsmith during the seminar. (Photo by Hannah E. Jones.) The seminar was led by Director […]

Salmon’s Nose Penetrates Deep Into Alaska’s Ecosystems As They Swim And Die Across The State

A dead chum salmon in the Delta River after traveling over 1,000 miles from the ocean to spawn. (Photo by Ned Rozell) In a good year in Bristol Bay, a push of over 100 million pounds of sockeye salmon make their way upstream, spawn and die. In Bristol Bay and elsewhere in Alaska, this incredible […]

East Africa: Sea cucumber smuggling in East Africa threatens livelihoods and ecosystems

Coordinating laws in the Western Indian Ocean region is an essential first step towards protecting sea cucumbers. The high demand for sea cucumbers in China is driving their overexploitation along the East African coast. This has potentially devastating consequences for locals, who use them for food and a living; and for sensitive marine biodiversity. Sea […]

ANALYSIS: Sea cucumber smuggling in East Africa threatens livelihoods and ecosystems

The high demand for sea cucumbers in China is driving their overexploitation along the East African coast. This has potentially devastating consequences for locals, who use them for food and a living; and for sensitive marine biodiversity. Sea cucumbers are tough-skinned marine animals, found primarily on the ocean floor. The Western Indian Ocean, which borders […]

Meet the brothers and sisters who make hydroelectricity that protects ecosystems

Hydropower is the world’s largest source of renewable energy, generating around 16% of the world’s electricity supply. And it will continue to play a key role as the world seeks to achieve zero emissions, not least because, like a battery, it can store huge amounts of energy for later and release it quickly when a […]

Sponsors of the Future launches unique ecosystems to fill critical gaps for neurodivergent children and teens

By focusing on education, advocacy, and inclusivity, the local nonprofit is sparking a global movement to encourage health leaders and businesses to address unmet community needs. EAST GREENWICH, RI, June 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Sponsors of the Future (SoF) — a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that focuses on building ecosystems and programs for growing teens with neurodivergent […]

BC scientists see recovery but fear more heat domes could alter ecosystems forever – Vancouver Island Free Daily

A year after the heat dome event that killed billions of plants and animals in British Columbia, scientists say ecosystems are recovering, but could be changed forever if such events become more frequent. Cold-water marine species could be replaced by warm-water organisms, triggering cascading effects in the environment, said University of British Columbia zoology professor […]

British Columbia scientists see recovery but fear more heat domes could alter ecosystems forever

VANCOUVER – A year after the heat dome event that killed billions of plants and animals in British Columbia, scientists say ecosystems are recovering, but could be changed forever if such events become more frequent . Cold-water marine species could be replaced by warm-water organisms, triggering cascading effects in the environment, said University of British […]

Using genomics to restore degraded ecosystems

The monumental global task of restoring degraded ecosystems will need to include sophisticated technologies such as environmental DNA monitoring to understand and support the recovery of complex biospheres, say international researchers. Genomics provides important ‘weapons’ in the fight to repair ecosystems – from authenticating seed sources to improving the detection of weeds or invasive animals, […]

Detergent in Oman’s waters could damage marine ecosystems

On Friday night, many divers were shocked to find bags of detergent, many of which lay strewn across the beaches. Muscat: Tens of thousands of bags of detergent currently piling up off Muscat could cause significant damage to the country’s marine life and ecosystems, according to the country’s diving instructors. A circular issued by the […]

Helping people and ecosystems adapt to climate change

Manishka De Mel: Helping people and ecosystems adapt to climate change Manishka De Mel (left) is a senior associate at the Center for Climate Systems Research at Columbia Climate School. With climatologist Cynthia Rosenzweig (right), she recently co-edited the book “Our Warming Planet: Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation”. Growing up in Sri Lanka, Manishka De […]

Enabling ecological change in the context of climate change is essential to preserve biodiversity and ecosystem services

As the need to address climate change grows ever more urgent, so does the simultaneous need for proactive management of Earth’s rapidly changing biosphere, according to a study published today in the review Science. “We can actually do a lot to help systems cope with impending climate change,” says Jonathan Moore, a Simon Fraser University […]

China’s coastal ecosystems still unhealthy despite recent progress, official says

Picture file Most of China’s marine ecosystems are still in poor health despite recent improvements, and more efforts are needed to restore, protect and monitor coastal waters, an environment ministry official said Thursday. “Most of the typical marine ecosystems that are monitored remain in a sub-healthy state,” Zhang Zhifeng, deputy director of the marine […]

Human Trafficking and Smuggling Ecosystems: North Africa and the Sahel

Since 2018, the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC) has undertaken a monthly monitoring program focusing on the political economy of human smuggling and trafficking in North Africa and the Sahel. The project originated from the GI-TOC’s 2017 publication “The Human Conveyor Belt”. This was followed by the monitoring project’s first report, “The Human […]

NAU team studies how spring water affects ecosystems

Published on June 21, 2022 at 06:24 Trojan Hill Cronkite News Springs are extremely important to Arizona’s ecosystems and people, and springs can tell us a lot about both, according to Abe Springer, whose Northern Arizona University research team studies spring water and groundwater and its effects on the environment. For the past 10 years, […]

EU anti-deforestation bill leaves out critical ecosystems, study finds

The new regulations proposed by the European Commission aim to reduce the import of raw materials that cause deforestation and forest degradation abroad. But according to a report commissioned by members of Parliament from the EU Greens, the narrow definition of forest and deforestation in the revised legislation would not protect ecosystems in South America […]

Don’t endanger aquatic ecosystems in the name of solving climate change

In late May, the Environmental Protection Agency relaunched proceedings under the Clean Water Act which, if finalized, would prevent destructive copper and gold mining in one of the world’s most valuable salmon watersheds. world: Bristol Bay, Alaska. As members of the nation’s fishing and seafood industries, we applaud this decision and urge the EPA to […]

Invasive wasp threatens North American ecosystems •

A new study led by Dartmouth College has revealed that an invasive wasp – which has already caused significant damage in the Southern Hemisphere – could be spreading across North America. For the moment, it seems that the defenses of nature control this insect. Experts believe that the Sirex wasp (Noctilio Sirex) has the potential […]

US to spend $9 million to boost sagebrush ecosystems in Utah and 7 other western states – St George News

Utah is among eight western states to receive $9 million in federal assistance to restore and conserve strategic areas within the sagebrush ecosystem | Photo by R Banu, iStock/Getty Images Plus, St. George News OROFINO, Idaho (AP) — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Thursday announced $9 million for 40 projects in Idaho and seven other […]

US to spend $9 million to strengthen sagebrush ecosystems

OROFINO, Idaho (AP) — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Thursday announced $9 million for 40 projects in Idaho and seven other western states for sagebrush ecosystems to help fight invasive species and fires. of forest, reduce the spread of junipers, and promote community and economic stability. The money announced Thursday will be used in Idaho, […]

Telangana Among Top 100 Emerging Startup Ecosystems in the World: Global Startup Ecosystem Report | Hyderabad News

Image used for representational purposes HYDERABAD: India’s Startup State Telangana was listed among the top 100 emerging startup ecosystems in the world, maintaining its position in the ranks 61-70 category but falling behind Chennai and Pune in the 10th edition of the Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER) 2022 which was released recently. Last year Hyderabad […]

Tel Aviv ranked 7th in annual list of top global tech ecosystems

Tel Aviv was ranked seventh in an annual survey of the world’s most attractive ecosystems for startups and innovation by US research firm Startup Genome. Since the last report, Tel Aviv’s startup ecosystem has reached a valuation of $120 billion, landed three billion-dollar exits, and seen its startups raise a record $20 billion. The city […]

Fragile ecosystems | Mirage News

A university doctorate. the candidate studies how different shoreline types affect fish populations along Biscayne Bay. Ellery Lennon will never forget the day she spotted a young lemon shark swimming in the shade of the mangroves along Biscayne Bay. Claiming to be a “fat shark nerd”, Lennon says the surprise sighting was an important discovery […]

Global Wearable Technology Ecosystems Market Growth Strategy, delves into the current status and key drivers of the selected industry in its detailed Global Wearable Technology Ecosystems Market report. This is accomplished by analyzing existing data on some of the most important drivers, trends, untapped opportunities, risks and restrictions, challenges and places of development. This allows for a more detailed examination of […]

World experts discuss future protection of Red Sea ecosystems at Saudi conference

With Ithra’s iconic building twinkling in the night sky, the 8th annual Saudi Film Festival ended on an unusually chilly Dhahran night. Once again, as on the opening night of June 2, the red carpet took filmmakers and moviegoers to the cinema, where moviegoers had been rubbing shoulders for eight days. Much of the festival […]

Wooden shipwrecks create new micro-ecosystems for deep-sea microbes

Shipwrecks do more than cut short lucrative deals – they also alter the microbial communities of the seabed, at least in the case of wooden ships. The wreck of the New Orleans, sunk on Lake Huron on June 14, 1849. Image via Wikimedia. A new study by researchers at the University of Southern Mississippi reports […]

Personalities of wolves can change the study of ecosystems

Did you know that the personality of wolves can modify ecosystems? New research, conducted by scientists at the University of Minnesota, has shown this. The research was conducted as part of the Voyageurs Wolf Project, a project focused on understanding the summer ecology of wolves in Minnesota’s Grand Voyageurs ecosystem. The study has just been […]

Researchers study how human food scraps contribute to disease in ecosystems | VTX

They teamed up to explore the role of water in the transmission of bacteria responsible for diarrheal disease. Botswana differs from the United States in access to health care, particularly with access to over-the-counter antibiotics in significant parts of the country due to more limited access to doctors. If someone has a stomach ache, they […]

Unlocking Value – Managing Partner Ecosystems | Pipeline magazine

By: Angus Ward 2021 was undoubtedly the year in which the science of building a partner ecosystem became mainstream due to the demand for solutions to fuel the digital transformation journey. Fast forward to our current post-pandemic phase, which has taken us directly into a period of inflation, forcing businesses to become more cautious with […]

Wetland Ecosystem: Conservation of wetland ecosystems key for poverty alleviation, says Assam Minister

Assam’s Minister of Environment and Forests, Parimal Suklabaidya, said the conservation of wetland goods and services and the sustainable intensification of wetland ecosystem services are of paramount importance for the reduction of poverty as well as food and livelihood security for the marginal poor segment of society”. Suklabaidya during the inauguration of the Regional Stakeholder […]

New study demonstrates coalition breakdown in microbial ecosystems

Government coalitions often dissolve when too many parties disagree on too many issues. Even if a coalition seems stable for a while, a small crisis can cause a chain reaction that eventually causes the system to collapse. A study carried out at the Department of Physics of Bar-Ilan University demonstrates that this principle also applies […]

Israeli study finds ecosystems can collapse, just like coalitions

Researchers study connectivity in ecosystems to better understand human health and the environment An Israeli study recently found evidence for an old theory: in nature, ecosystems have either few species with strong ties or many species with weak ties – just like in governing coalitions. Researchers from Israel’s Bar-Ilan University have calculated the level of […]

Marine hives set up in Weymouth harbor to establish new ecosystems

NEW reef-like structures that will establish ecosystems and support the fishing industry have been placed in Weymouth Harbour. The sea hives were set up underwater in Weymouth harbour, suspended from the pleasure jetty. They are designed to resemble the marine environment and encourage the natural behavior of fish and other marine life. It is hoped […]

Prediction of climate change in forest ecosystems

From July 1st, 2022, the German Research Foundation (DFG) will support the Collaborative Research Center CRC 1537 “ECOSENSE”. For its interdisciplinary and in-depth study of ecological processes in forests, the SFB will receive around 10.5 million euros over four years. Image Credit: Fortuner The team led by CRC spokespersons Professor Ulrike Wallrabe, Professor of […]

Learn more about cryptocurrency ecosystems – Shiba Inu (SHIB), Binance Coin (BNB) and Mushe (XMU)

Cryptocurrency is a unique sector within the financial industry that has greatly shaped the way we view money. Almost everyone has digital assets these days, right? Understanding the Cryptosphere Cryptocurrency is a form of digital currency that allows users to transfer currency in a digital environment and is different from ordinary digital transfer products and […]

Feature: Kenyan farmers raise stingless bees to boost income and stabilize ecosystems

NAIROBI, May 28 (Xinhua) — Mark Livaha is a middle-aged farmer from Kakamega County in western Kenya. Properties. Livaha said growing up near the dense forest of Kakamega fueled her passion for bees, given the endless supply of honey the insects generated for her community. Thanks to nudges from researchers at the Nairobi-based International Center […]

Artificial habitats to support ecosystems

Coral reef ecosystems face several global threats, including climate change and increased urbanization of coastal regions. However, a team from Bar-Ilan University, Israel, has developed a 3D printing method that could help in the conservation of coral reef systems. Image credit: (2022) Reforming coral reefs using 3D printing. [online] Available at: Published in […]

[ Forum] Humanity must step up efforts to better protect marine ecosystems, say experts

[ Forum] Humanity must step up efforts to better protect marine ecosystems, say experts Leading environmental experts step in to raise awareness and offer solutions to threatening changes Chun Seung-soo, professor emeritus of Chonnam National University, explains how marine and coastal environments have changed abruptly in response to climate change, at the Forum on […]

[ Forum] Humanity must step up efforts to better protect marine ecosystems, experts say

At this year’s Forum, experts took a moment to highlight the ongoing and expected changes to marine ecosystems due to climate change and discuss the efforts needed to protect the environment and prevent disasters and socio-economic challenges. economic. Chun Seung-soo, Professor Emeritus of Chonnam National University, started the session by talking about how marine […]

Oceanographer’s Early Career Award Targets Metals in Marine Ecosystems

Nicholas Hawco To help launch the careers of outstanding researchers in the field of marine microbial ecology and evolution, a University of Hawaii at the Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) Assistant Professor of Oceanography was selected to receive a Simons Early Career Investigator Award in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution. […]

Understand how climate, pollution and runoff combine in coastal ecosystems

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 public domain Griffith University researchers are discovering how stressors like climate change, pollution, dissolved nitrogen and sediment from runoff have combined effects on coastal ecosystems. Two studies published in Ecology Letters and Proceedings of the Royal Society B reveal that the combination of increased ocean temperatures, pollution or dissolved nitrogen with reduced light […]

SunLive – New Zealand’s warming freshwater ecosystems at risk

Nature takes with one hand and gives with the other when it comes to New Zealand’s Aotearoa freshwater ecosystems. Professor Angus McIntosh from the University of Canterbury worries about how climate change will affect native species such as this brown mudfish, from a South Westland tree rock pool. As the increasing number of severe droughts […]

Agricultural impacts endanger microorganisms and rare ecosystems of Mount Canobolas

A rise in the number of tiny endangered plant species in the country of New South Wales is putting rare ecosystems at risk, scientists say. Key points: Scientists say a decline in microorganisms is putting rare ecosystems under increased pressure Mount Canobolas is home to over 1,000 species, 18 of which are considered threatened At […]

Mega tourism project on the island of Uchchamunai: Ecosystems on the chopping block | Print edition

By Wasantha Ramanayake Views) : Activists allege lease agreement was signed without proper environmental damage studies Say an ultra-sensitive ecosystem unable to withstand the impact; livelihoods of fishers threatened What happened to Hikkaduwa and Pigeon Island will happen to Kalpitiya, they warn SLTDA denies accusation, says deal was to help Swiss investor through approval process […]

How to improve university-business ecosystems in Africa

AFRICA As African universities seek to improve graduate employability, job creation and knowledge transfer for sustainable development, they need to demonstrate entrepreneurship in teaching, increase entrepreneurial orientation in study programs and supporting start-ups – as well as innovative initiatives to promote cooperation with companies. This is what emerges from interviews with stakeholders during a workshop […]

Satellite monitoring of biodiversity advances to protect threatened ecosystems

Diversity of plant species in four different ecosystems represented as spectral variation. Credit: Anna Schweiger, Etienne Laliberté Internationally comparable biodiversity data is needed to protect threatened ecosystems, restore destroyed habitats and counter the negative effects of global biodiversity loss. However, current biodiversity monitoring is laborious and costly. In addition, many places in the world are […]

SQ Stock unveils its “Ecosystem of Ecosystems” strategy during Investor Day

square-parent To block (SQ) presented during an investor day its strategy for integrating new technologies and services into its core businesses. Whether the new outlook will give SQ stock a lift remains to be seen. X At Investor Day on Wednesday, Chief Executive Jack Dorsey said the company has an “ecosystem of ecosystems” business model. […]

Early Animals Developed Complex Ecosystems Before the Cambrian Explosion

The first animals formed complex ecological communities more than 550 million years ago, preparing the evolutionary stage of the Cambrian explosion, according to a study by Rebecca Eden, Emily Mitchell and their colleagues from the University of Cambridge, UK, publishing in the open access journal PLOS Biology. The first animals evolved towards the end of […]

Analysis of metacommunities suggests succession, not mass extinction, explains decline in Ediacaran diversity

The first animals formed complex ecological communities more than 550 million years ago, paving the way for the evolution of the Cambrian Explosion, according to a study by Rebecca Eden, Emily Mitchell and their colleagues at the University of Cambridge, UK, published May 17 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology. The first animals evolved towards […]

Climate change disrupts ‘the language of life’ in all types of ecosystems

A sign for a closed road protrudes from flood waters (Ben Birchall/PA) (PA Archive) According to new research, climate change is disrupting essential chemical communication processes in all types of Earth’s ecosystems. The opinion piece published this week is the first time researchers have demonstrated that climate change affects the interactions between organisms in different […]

Fish sounds database can help conserve underwater ecosystems •

While the sounds of many animals are already well documented (such as bird calls or whale songs), the enormous variety of sounds emitted by fish have been largely ignored by the scientific community until recently. However, an international team of researchers has now created a website called FishSounds – the first such online interactive repository, […]

Grants to Support Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Workforce Development 

RICHMOND, VA – Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced more than $1,261,859 in Growth and Opportunity Scholarships for Virginia (GO Virginia) for eight projects focused on building critical talent pipelines to support growth regional economy, strengthen workforce development and support collaborative programs between localities, public entities and private companies. “GO Virginia encourages regional collaboration between business, […]

89% of Israel’s ecosystems have lost biodiversity, state comptroller says

Almost all of Israel’s ecosystems are losing their biological diversity, the state comptroller said in a report released Tuesday on preventing damage from invasive species and protecting biodiversity. “About 89% of ecosystems in Israel have declined in terms of biodiversity,” the report said. He also said the state does not have a strategic action plan […]

Dell and Snowflake Show the Importance of Partner Ecosystems

Dell Technologies Inc. recently announced that it will partner with Snowflake Inc., a cloud-based data storage and analytics service called “Data Warehouse as a Service”, to work together to connect the Dell’s storage portfolio at Snowflake Data Cloud. This collaboration will be a first of its kind, providing Dell customers with greater flexibility to manage […]

Ecosystem Effects of Pesticide Reduction

image: INRS Professor Valérie Langlois is an expert in ecotoxicogenomics. to see After Credit: INRS Pesticides affect the health of agricultural soils and waterways. But how do living organisms in our ecosystems react if we reduce the use of these contaminants? Professor Valérie Langlois of the National Institute for Scientific Research (INRS) is looking for […]

Effects on ecosystems of reducing pesticide use

“This knowledge, so far incomplete or absent for pesticide mixtures, is essential to support and justify the transition to sustainable agriculture that respects the environment,” says ecotoxicogenomics expert Valérie Langlois. “We need to make it clear that reducing pesticide use has significant benefits to an ecosystem’s soil and water and a limited effect on agricultural […]

Master Naturalists Advocate for Ecosystem Diversity, Program

URBANA — Diverse ecosystems are healthy ecosystems. Fauna, plants and fungi are naturally interconnected and dependent on each other. The same goes for those who defend the environment: diversity makes them stronger. The University of Illinois Extension Master Naturalist Program makes intentional efforts to diversify its volunteer workforce and program reach. Extension provides scientific training […]

Indigenous peoples have harvested huge amounts of seafood without harming ecosystems

Eroding archaeological site on the east coast of Maryland. Sites like this contain massive amounts of oysters harvested over 1,000 years ago and were key in forming the basis of this study.Photo: Torben Rick Before the arrival of European colonizers in the Americas and other parts of the world, indigenous peoples had been farming tons […]

Heat, drought, fire, hunger: studies predict ‘fierce’ conditions as ecosystems evolve

This story includes details about the impacts of climate change that may be difficult for some readers. If you feel overwhelmed by this crisis situation here is a list of resources on how to deal with fears and feelings about the scale and pace of the climate crisis. The hot weather hit India earlier than […]

Book shows how building biomass ecosystems on degraded land is gaining momentum

A nyamplung tree. Photo credit: CIFOR In recent years, a gradual transformation has taken place in parts of the Indonesian landscape. In East Kalimantan, for example, where once the land was scarred and the soil depleted of vital nutrients by fire, birds, insects, bees and butterflies are now finding habitats. They are attracted to newly […]

Dieter Bohn leaves The Verge to join Google’s Platforms & Ecosystems team

Dieter Bohn, editor of The Verge, has announced his departure from the tech news site. Bohn will join Google’s Android and Chrome development teams. He previously co-founded Android Central and iMore before co-founding The Verge in 2011. The Verge’s Dieter Bohn is starting a new chapter in his career. Bohn announced his departure from the […]

Midlands Voices: Prescribed burning plays a key role in sustaining Nebraska’s ecosystems | Columnists

Sara Simmons Ecology is a vast topic with profound implications that affect us all globally. Sometimes it’s easy to lose sight of the impact these concepts can have on us here at the local level. Ecological interactions are at play here in our own backyard: Nebraska. A key ecological principle is that of the organization […]

Creation of a collection of soil ecosystems | Mirage News

Researchers from the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL), a user facility of the Department of Energy at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, team up with collaborators to collect soil cores from various ecosystems , including urban, agricultural, grassland, forest and desert ecosystems. North America. Through the 1000 Soil Research Pilot Project, EMSL is at the […]

Adriatic ecosystems resist major climate change but die back under human impact, study finds

According to new research, human activities rather than climate change are having a more devastating effect on snail communities. An analysis of over 70,000 fossils indicates that mollusc communities were incredibly resilient to major climate changes during the last ice age. Scientists from the Florida Museum of Natural History and several European research institutes have […]

Breakthrough Properties raises $3 billion to develop next-generation life science ecosystems

Breakthrough Properties, a joint venture of Tishman Speyer and Bellco Capital, today announced the final closings of the Breakthrough Life Science Property Fund. The company has raised $3 billion in direct capital and co-investments, to develop a world-class portfolio of ecosystems for dynamic early-stage, mid-stage and late-stage life sciences companies. The $3 billion raised in […]

3D printing method could curb reef devastation plaguing coral ecosystems | JNS

The world’s coral reefs are disappearing due to many factors such as global warming and accelerated urbanization of coastal areas, which are putting enormous pressure on marine life. “The rapid decline of coral reefs has increased the need to explore interdisciplinary methods for reef restoration,” says Natalie Levy, PhD. student at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat […]

Oppenheimer’s donation fuels African Ecosystems Program

Africa-led and Africa-focused program to influence thinking and action on the continent Research partners in South Africa and the UK have launched a program to study the best ways to safeguard African ecosystems. The Future Ecosystems for Africa program is a partnership between the research and conservation charity arm of the wealthy Oppenheimer family, the […]

The importance of pollinator species diversity in wild ecosystems

According to a new study by a team of researchers, including University of Maryland entomologist Michael Roswell, a meadow’s lush array of flowers need a whole phalanx of bees to pollinate them – far more than bees and bumblebees that most people are familiar with. A postdoctoral associate in the Department of Entomology, Roswell helped […]

Global warming is altering glacier-fed stream ecosystems around the world

According to two recent studies conducted as part of the Vanishing Glaciers Project, the ecosystems of glacier-fed streams are undergoing profound changes around the world. This could have major implications for the food chain and the natural carbon cycle. Glacier-fed stream ecosystems have survived harsh, nutrient-poor environmental conditions for thousands of years, but are now […]

Know Your SBA Disaster Loans

Those affected by local catastrophes such as tornadoes, floods, and fires may apply for SBA disaster loans. The SBA provides loans to qualifying borrowers in federally designated disaster zones. You may use SBA disaster aid to repair property damage, personal property, equipment, and inventory. An SBA Disaster Loan After a declared catastrophe, the SBA funds […]

How the Pollinator Pathways Project is turning Middletown lawns into thriving ecosystems

MIDDLETOWN – A number of local, environmentally conscious groups have joined together in a common mission to educate people to rethink the idea of ​​having a lawn, the importance of keeping native plants in their yard and the reasons behind it. avoid pesticides and insecticides. The Northeast Pollinator Pathway project, launched in 2017, has expanded […]

Federal Laws Threaten Biodiversity Ecosystems

The Supreme Court’s recent decision to review the “scope limitation” of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS), which is an important part of the Clean Water Act of 1972, is likely to further threaten the biodiverse ecosystems of America. The Clean Water Act refers to WOTUS but does not clearly define it, leaving its definition […]

Costa Rica increases the protection of its ecosystems by more than 16 million hectares:

According to the Ministry of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica has increased, in the last two years, the protection of its ecosystems by a total of 16,118,476 hectares. The extension of protected areas is part of the various actions undertaken by the country in the fight against climate change, including the High Ambition Coalition for […]

What are we doing to preserve the aquatic ecosystems of Colony Farm Park?

Researchers are at Colony Farm Regional Park to study the environmental impacts of massive flooding on fish – and the governments of British Columbia and Canada are getting on it. A Port Coquitlam-based project to maintain and preserve the health of a local watershed is receiving provincial and national funding to make it possible. The […]

Protecting Brazil’s Coastal and Marine Ecosystems Using Isotope Techniques

As a red tide event stretched more than 200km from Rio de Janeiro’s coastline late last year, lasting more than eight weeks, it colored the light blue waters a dark reddish-brown , which chased bathers on the coast of Arraial do Cabo. In the high tides of Praia Vermelha beach, dead jellyfish were observed, assumed […]

Latest buzz: rare bees are an integral part of diverse and resilient ecosystems

A bee of the genus Ceratina on a morning glory flower, genus Ipomoea. (Photo by Joe Zientek) Honey bees are big business. As primary pollinators for about a third of all US agricultural production, they contribute at least $15 billion a year to the US economy. Wild bees also contribute to US agricultural yields, increasing […]

Humans are disrupting a 66 million year old fundamental feature of ecosystems – ‘This has never happened before’

An illustration depicting herbivorous (green), omnivorous (purple), invertivorous (yellow), and carnivorous (red) mammals. Each column includes mammalian species extinct over the past 2.58 million years (light shade); those expected to be lost in the near future (medium shade, probability of extinction > 50%); and those likely to persist (dark tint, probability of extinction

Adriatic ecosystems resist major climate change but die back under human impact

An analysis of over 70,000 fossils indicates that mollusc communities were incredibly resilient to major climate changes during the last ice age. Scientists from the Florida Museum of Natural History and several European research institutes have tracked the history of Adriatic ecosystems through two warm periods that marked the most recent glacial expansion. Their results […]

Methane from waste should not be wasted: Exploring landfill ecosystems

April 18, 2022 Every year, humans around the world produce billions of tons of solid waste. About 70% of this waste ends up being deposited in landfills, where it slowly decomposes. Yet what may seem like an inert accumulation of useless debris is actually a complex ecosystem, teeming with microbial activity. Large communities of microorganisms […]