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Maldives applies for crime of ecocide to be added to International Criminal Court jurisdiction

The Maldives has applied to the International Criminal Court at The Hague for the crime of ecocide to be added to it’s jurisdiction. This comes as negotiators meet at the UN Climate Conference in Madrid Spain at COP25. Read more…

Science around the planet uses images of earth from the space station

(NASA/Johnson Space Center) Astronaut photography from the space station provides regional and global perspectives of land surfaces and what is changing on those land surfaces which is the basis for a variety of scientific research.

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Ostrich eggshell beads reveal 10,000 years of cultural interaction across Africa

Researchers present an expanded analysis of African ostrich eggshell beads, testing the hypothesis that larger beads signal the arrival of herders. The data reveals a more nuanced interpretation that provides greater insight into the history of economic change and cultural contact.

New Cretaceous mammal fossil sheds light on evolution of middle ear

(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) Researchers from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) have reported a new species of multituberculate — a type of extinct Mesozoic rodent — with well-preserved middle ear bones from the Cretaceous Jehol Biota of China.

Why Apocalyptic Claims About Climate Change Are Wrong

Environmental journalists and advocates have in recent weeks made a number of apocalyptic predictions about the impact of climate change. Bill McKibben suggested climate-driven fires in Australia had made koalas “functionally extinct.” Extinction Rebellion said: “Billions will die” and “Life…

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Fish size affects Snake River salmon returns more than route through dams

The survival and eventual return of juvenile Snake River salmon and steelhead to spawning streams as adults depends more on their size than the way they pass through hydroelectric dams on their migration to the ocean, new research shows.

Coral reef fish are now moving into temperate kelp forests, with dire consequences

If you’re a diver who enjoys exploring coastal kelp forests, you might have noticed a recent shift in the biota inhabiting these lush marine habitats. Researchers have reported a sharp increase in some unusual visitors to the world’s kelp forests:…