Bottlenose Alliance

Dolphins have been found to form the largest alliance network outside of humans.

Tracing a Plague of Rabbits

DNA profiling has been used to show that the invasion of rabbits across Australia in the 1800s was likely triggered by a single introduction event.

Draining the Water Tower

Climate change will likely lead to irreversible declines in freshwater storage in the Tibetan Plateau by the middle of this century, impacting the supply freshwater for nearly two billion people.

Smoke in the Mountains

Around 30 million people in Europe live in mountain valleys. A large part of this population is more affected by air pollution than previously assumed.

Pollutants on the Storm

After Hurricane Harvey, flooding damage to oil refineries, chemical plants, and Superfund sites meant that residents in the Houston metropolitan area were exposed to increased levels of chemical pollutants, including pesticides, flame retardants, and other harmful industrial compounds.

Changing Sounds of the Blues

Underwater nuclear bomb detectors have picked up an increasing flurry of song from pygmy blue whales in the Indian Ocean, indicating numbers of the elusive species have rebounded after it was hunted to near-extinction.

Rising Injustice

Global Warming is likely to lead to a huge increase in heat-induced labour loss, which will mainly impact those who work outdoors and for low wages. A tragic example of environmental injustice.

Ancient Life Off Earth

Using light-capturing proteins in living microbes, scientists have reconstructed what life was like for some of Earth’s earliest organisms. These efforts could help us recognise signs of life on other planets, whose atmospheres may more closely resemble our pre-oxygen planet.

Smoky Milk

Air pollution from wildfires is having a significant impact on the health of dairy cows in Idaho, lowering their milk production and potentially threatening the US dairy industry.

Artificial Rhythms

Artificial light in US cities affects the seasonal rhythms of plants, advancing the date of breaking leaf and delaying the colouring of leaves.