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(University of California – Santa Barbara) Woodlands along streams and rivers are an important part of California’s diverse ecology. They are biodiversity hotspots, providing various ecosystem services including carbon sequestration and critical habitat for threatened and endangered species. But our land and water use have significantly impacted these ecosystems, sometimes in unexpected ways.

A new rapid assessment to promote climate-informed conservation and nature-based solutions

(Wildlife Conservation Society) A new article, published as a Perspective in the journal Conservation Science and Practice, introduces a rapid assessment framework that can be used as a guide to make conservation and nature-based solutions more robust to future climate.

Think climate change isn’t ‘click-worthy’? These bots disagree. – Grist

When you hear about bots in the news, it’s usually something bad. Bots, bits of software designed to perform routine tasks for their human creators, are often associated with scam calls, fake social media accounts, or spreading disinformation, even though…

Climate change: This bacteria can lock away CO2 – World Economic Forum

Global oceans absorb about 25% of the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. Electricity-eating bacteria known as photoferrotrophs could provide a boost to this process, helping reduce emissions, according a new study. The study found the bacteria can “eat” electricity…

World Oceans Day: Harnessing the Power of ‘Blue Carbon’ in Mitigating Climate Change – International Atomic Energy Agency

The IAEA joins hands with the leading experts from all over the world to study organically absorbed carbon, known as Blue Carbon, captured and stored especially by coastal ecosystems, such as seagrass meadows, mangrove forests and tidal marshes to understand…

Study Highlights the Key Role of Fungus in Global Warming – AZoCleantech

Written by AZoCleantechJun 7 2021 Small algae present in Earth’s lakes and oceans absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) and sunlight and convert them to sugars that preserve the rest of the aquatic food web, consuming as much carbon as all the…

A ‘jolt’ for ocean carbon sequestration

(Washington University in St. Louis) Global oceans absorb about 25% of the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere when fossil fuels are burned. Electricity-eating bacteria known as photoferrotrophs could provide a boost to this essential process, according to new research from Washington University in St. Louis.

The sleight of hand of costly carbon credits – LA Daily News

Something very revealing is going on in the community of climate-change activists and others who believe that climate change equals doom. They’re having a spat over forest carbon offsets. ProPublica and MIT Technology Review reported on a study by a…

based solutions can help cool the planet — if we act now – Nature.com

COMMENT 12 May 2021 Analysis suggests that to limit global temperature rise, we must slash emissions and invest now to protect, manage and restore ecosystems and land for the future. Cécile A. J. Girardin Cécile A. J. Girardin is science…

This is how climate change is impacting the ocean – and what we can do about it – World Economic Forum

The ocean is a massive carbon sink, protecting us from the worst of climate change. But rising air temperatures are melting glaciers, while warming seas are bleaching coral. Action like coral reef restoration is already underway – and research has…