Spawning Shadows

Artificial light at night from coastal developments is potentially disrupting the moonlight cycles corals rely on for spawning, thereby threatening the resilience of these already endangered ecosystems.

Wings of Change

Climate change drives the world’s birds to evolve at varying speeds, transforming their bodies and wings in a race against time.

Pollution’s Rhythm

The air we breathe can impact our heart’s rhythm, increasing the risk of sudden heart disruptions like arrhythmia and emphasising the need for reducing pollution levels and taking measures to protect those at risk.

Passing Arsenic

A link has been established between water arsenic levels and higher urinary arsenic in people using private wells and public water systems in the US, emphasising the need for action to protect those at risk from arsenic exposure.

Beneath Shifting Canopies

The study of Earth’s climate change and its impact on biodiversity reveals that many trees face potential extinction and decreased diversity, with uncertain consequences for ecosystems and human livelihoods.

Weeding the Knots

The most sustainable approach to managing Japanese knotweed is the use of glyphosate-based foliar spray control methods, which directly target the leaves of the plant.

Storms of Extinction

Entire populations of Antarctic seabirds are failing to breed due to extreme, climate-change-related snowstorms.

Making Beelines

Bees follow linear landmarks to find their way home, just like the first pilots.

Tasting Geckos

Geckos can use their tongue to differentiate their own odour from that of other members of their species.

Exotic Dangers in the Urban Forest

Small perching birds, such as blue and great tits, avoid breeding in urban areas where there are many non-native trees. Their chicks also weigh less the more non-native trees there are in the vicinity of the nest.