A Promise of Lavender

The LaMYC7 gene in lavender has been found to be crucial for producing the calming linalool and anti-inflammatory caryophyllene compounds in the plant.

Shadows in the Sea

Marine heatwaves impact Arctic phytoplankton, crucial to ecosystems, with stable warming boosting productivity, but varied responses highlight the need to consider both warming and cooling phases for accurate predictions.

Seismic Snow

Environmental factors like heavy snowfalls may have an impact on earthquakes.

Women of the Wildfires

Researchers in Italy find that old farming methods, especially women’s work like clearing leaves, help prevent wildfires, underscoring the value of these time-honoured techniques in protecting the land.

Pink and Swollen Shores

Soda lakes, vital for diverse species like the Lesser Flamingo, face threats from rising water levels and declining phytoplankton, stressing the need for improved management and monitoring in East Africa.

Fettering their Nests

A 2013-2021 study on 6,000 species of birds revealed only 22% thrive in urban areas, underscoring the urgent need for targeted conservation strategies.

Shadows in the Glass

Drinking water has been shown to contain hidden, persistent chemicals called 2,6-DHNPs, posing severe health risks even at low levels.

Blue Reflections of Time

Using 45 Meyer’s spruce samples, researchers in North China traced a 281-year temperature record, highlighting blue light reflection’s crucial role in unveiling climate changes and linking global patterns.

Silence in the Depths

The deep ocean’s biodiversity is threatened by overfishing, particularly of deepwater sharks and rays.

Deforesting Disease

Deforestation in sub-Saharan Africa disproportionately increases malaria risk among the poorest, with a 27-33% rise in prevalence observed.