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This Single Tree Could Restore Degraded Land, Create a Biofuel Revolution, Power Cars, and Feed Families

Growing across much of Asia, it’s known by many names: including Indian Beech, pongamia, Karum tree, kranji, and malapari. Pongamia pinnata is a member of the pea family that is being considered by Indonesian forestry experts for potential landscape restoration and the future of bioenergy. A number of big challenges are bearing down on the Indonesian […]

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We have already stepped on the minefield: Scientist on reversing global warming – Down To Earth Magazine

Arctic Sea ice retreated record fast in spring 2020; also, the summer sea ice was only half as large as decades ago Melting sea ice. Photo: Rosendahl via Wikimedia Is global warming still reversible? No, thinks the scientist who led…

Climate change: What G7 leaders could have said but didn’t One of the greatest unmentionables – Down To Earth Magazine

One of the greatest unmentionables at climate summit after climate summit is just how badly we keep track of contributions to global warming. The four-day G7 summit in Cornwall ended with little cause for celebration from anyone worried about climate…

EU provides 15 million euros of funding for Arctic project

(Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) 35 partners, led by the AWI, are developing a comprehensive environmental observing system for the Arctic as part of the Arctic PASSION project.

Reduced microbial stability linked to soil carbon loss in active layer under alpine permafrost degra

(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) Chinese researchers headed by Prof. CHEN Shengyun from the Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources (NIEER) and XUE Kai from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences have recently discovered links between reduction in microbial stability and soil carbon loss in the active layer of degraded alpine permafrost on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.

Underwater robot offers new insight into mid-ocean “twilight zone”

(Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) An innovative underwater robot known as Mesobot is providing researchers with deeper insight into the vast mid-ocean region known as the “twilight zone.” Capable of tracking and recording high-resolution images of slow-moving and fragile zooplankton, gelatinous animals, and particles, Mesobot greatly expands scientists’ ability to observe creatures in their mesopelagic habitat with minimal disturbance.