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Seaweeds help fight climate change

As the Amazon burns, there’s growing interest in cultivating forests that absorb planet-warming carbon emissions, but are fireproof.An increasing...
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Are fires in the Amazon and elsewhere getting worse?

Countries in South America are meeting to discuss some ways on how to respond to the fires across the Amazon basin.

Wood wide web: Trees’ social networks are mapped

Research has shown that beneath every forest and wood there is a complex underground web of roots, fungi and bacteria helping to connect trees...
Cigarette butts are thought to be the world’s most common form of litter. AFP/GETTY

Campaign aims to tidy up cigarette butts

Cigarette butts  - flicked into drains, mashed under foot or dropped in parks - are a common sight around the world.
Degraded coral on the Great Barrier Reef. UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

Climate change: Marine heatwaves kill coral instantly

INCREASINGLY frequent marine heatwaves can lead to the almost instant death of corals, scientists working on the Great Barrier Reef have found.
For many areas of life, near-zero emissions by 2050 is an attainable goal, but there are other areas where zero emission is impossible.

Sucking carbon out of the air is no magic fix for the climate

THE Arctic is on fire, hot on the heels of the latest scorching European heatwave. As the impact of the climate crisis...
Watering is critical in the first three years of a tree’s life. New street trees need at least 20 liters of water a week, especially in hot weather.

Experts urge the use of waste water to save street trees

DISHWATER and bathwater can be used to give vital support that councils often cannot afford to young trees.Instead of letting...

Save the trees

By Katrina C. SolaA tree is one of God’s wonderful giftsIt’s provided for all...
New research estimates that a worldwide planting program could remove two-thirds of all the emissions that have been pumped into the atmosphere by human activities, a figure the scientists describe as “mind-blowing.” THE GUARDIAN

Tree planting ‘has mind-blowing potential’ to tackle climate crisis

RESEARCH shows a trillion trees could be planted to capture huge amount of carbon dioxide.Planting billions of trees across...
Animals like roe deer and magpies are not able to adapt quickly enough to keep pace with the changing climate, scientists say. THE ECOLOGIST

Animals ‘can’t adapt to climate breakdown’

NATURE Communications meta-analysis suggests evolution not quick enough to guarantee their persistence during climate changes.Animals like roe deer and magpies...

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