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Winning images showcase Earth's beauty from land to sea

Now in its eighth year, the Outdoor Photographer of the Year competition celebrates “the outstanding work of the most highly talented image makers out there and offer up a powerful insight into the landscapes, wildlife and nature of the planet,…

What to see in the night sky in March

With the coldest and snowiest months of 2019 behind us, it’s time to look ahead to March and the beginning of the Northern Hemisphere’s transition back to warmer weather. What celestial events do the heavens have in store for us?…

Spring migration is now earlier in European and North American birds

According to a new study, migratory birds in Europe and Canada have substantially advanced the timing of their spring migration due to climate change. The average migratory bird has advanced its spring migration by approximately one week in five decades, and the duration of the migration season has increased.

130,000 years of data show peatlands store carbon long-term

(Lehigh University) An international team of scientists has become the first to conduct a study of global peatland extent and carbon stocks through the last interglacial-glacial cycle 130,000 years ago to the present. The team discovered that northern peatland expanded across high latitudes during warm periods and were buried during periods of cooling, or glacial advance.

Maverick artist transforms potholes into eclectic mosaic art

We’ve all been there before: You’re driving down the road when suddenly a pothole seems to appear out of nowhere and sends the car jumping. Most people think potholes are a nuisance, but artist Jim Bachor sees them as a…

Circular Economy: Redesigning Economy Beyond A Product

The recent debate around circular economy tends to focus primarily on product redesign. But a circular ‘economy’ encompasses more than just product design, it’s about product business development and the interactions between players in the ecosystem.

Indoor exposure to air pollution studied

In an Indoor Air study conducted in a suburb of the city of Kuopio, Finland, relatively short-lasting wood and candle burning of a few hours increased residents’ daily exposure to potentially hazardous particulate air pollution. Associations between indoor air pollutants and building ventilation or cooking were also observed.

Climate change may affect ecological interactions among species

(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) Predator-prey equilibria are being disrupted by climate change, according to a study led by Brazilian researchers and published in Nature Climate Change.