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Coverage of ecosystems since February 8, 2024.

B.C. is seeing a record number of

"...The mild and dry fall and winter have created perfect conditions for a record number of so-called “zombie fires. ”Zombie fires ignite and burn during the wildfire season, then go dormant over the winter period before reigniting again the following season in the spring, according to experts. They burn deep underground and remain undetected for a considerable amount of time before re-emerging..."


Mystery over unexpectedly large emissions from Africas tropical ecosystems

"...This study finds that tropical Africas land acts as a net emitter of CO2 in the dry season, when practices such as biomass burning reach a peak, and a net sink in the wet season, when plants grow faster and take in more CO2 from the atmosphere. Thus, it concludes, tropical Africas land can be considered neutral in terms of its CO2 emissions..."


Delta Waterfowl Testifies in Congress to Support HEN ACT

"...Waterfowl populations are driven by what happens on the breeding grounds, Rohwer said during his testimony. So thats why Im excited about this bill. For 40 years, weve known that the breeding grounds are declining..."


Climate change threatening Valentines Day roses

"...The report cites a study that showed that droughts in East Africa between 2020 and 2022 were found to have been more than 100 times more likely and more severe because of climate change..."


Taylor Swift is a climate criminal who must be held responsible

"...By framing such acts as ecocide, the law parallels the severity of environmental destruction with that of crimes against humanity, offering a stark reminder of our collective responsibility to the Earth. The fight against climate change is inherently intertwined with the struggle against classism. Wealthier individuals and developed nations often have larger carbon footprints, yet marginalized communities disproportionately suffer the consequences..."


Kawartha Land Trust purchases 1,400-acre nature reserve along Pigeon Lake

"...On Monday in Lakehurst in the Municipality of Trent Lakes, officials announced the purchase of the property which consists of 1,400 acres of forests, wetlands, fields and natural shoreline along the east side of Pigeon Lake in the municipality. The purchase was assisted by $2. 9 million from Ontario's Greenlands Conservation Partnership, a $38-million program which helps conserve ecologically important natural areas..."


Conservation organization critical of provinces water advisory committee

"...It just seemed liked a glaring omission if we're supposed to be thinking about drought. It's an environmental issue (and) we should probably have people with an environmental perspective and background there, said Phillip Meintzer, a conservation specialist with the Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA)..."


Proposed mine outside Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp nears approval despite environment damage concerns

"...The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge covers nearly 630 square miles (1,630 square kilometers) in southeast Georgia and is home to alligators, bald eagles and other protected species. The swamps wildlife, cypress forests and flooded prairies draw roughly 600,000 visitors each year, according to the U. S..."


Forestry is key to growing a resilient bioeconomy in B.C.

"...More deeply integrating the bioeconomy with forestry is a key strategy for conservation, fire resilience and sustainable land management. By carefully managing forests, extracting value from every part of a tree, using wood residues and waste for value-added manufacturing and energy, while replanting trees, it's possible for B. C..."


Nicola Valley's Grimshire Apiaries: climate change sparks crisis

"...Climate change disrupts the entire ecosystem which causes multifaceted problems for the apiary. When the Grimshires first started beekeeping 15 years ago, queen bees would stop laying eggs around late September to mid October meaning there was brood larva left in the hive..."


UBC competition asks citizen scientists to predict when cherry blossoms will bloom

"...It's a phenomenon one UBC researcher says could help us better understand the effects of climate change, and she's inviting British Columbia and people around the world to try to better predict the bloom. Elizabeth Wolkovich, an associate professor of forest conservation sciences at UBC, is part of a team running the International Cherry Blossom Prediction Competition, now in its third year..."


World just experienced its hottest January on record: EU climate agency

"...The El Nino phenomenon began to weaken last month, and scientists have indicated it could shift to the cooler La Nina counterpart later this year. Still, average global sea surface temperatures last month were the highest for any January on record. Countries agreed in the 2015 Paris Agreement to try to prevent global warming surpassing 1..."


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Recent episodes that mention ecosystems.

Canada's wild pig problem could become a U.S. problem, too

Duration: 16:00

"...Wild pigs are smart, adaptable, and multiply quickly..."


MN 131. Ausenco - Climate Risk and Ecosystem-Based Adaptation Strategies

Duration: 31:29

"...In this episode, our host Jerrod Downey takes you to CIM MTL 23, live from Montreal, Canada..."


Drowning coastal ecosystems

Duration: 28:05

"...Global sea levels are rising more than 3mm per year under current climate conditions..."


Pests & Predators Podcast, Ep 22: Biodiversity benefits: on the farm and beyond!

Duration: 11:53

"...Along the lines of think before you drink and call before you dig, farmers should be scouting before they… tear out old fence lines and shelterbelts or fill in potholes..."


Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about ecosystems.

Sorry, We're Full: Tackling Overtourism | Davos 2024 | World Economic Forum

"...How can the ever-increasing burden of mass tourism on communities, infrastructure and natural ecosystems be mitigated to build a more sustainable tourism sector? ..."


Mr. Bruce Knight: Catalyzing a National Ecosystem Services Market

"...Knight explains the history of the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC) and details how ecosystem service markets can add incentives to motivate farmers and ranchers to improve soil health..."


Burning Pantanal | What’s Behind the Fire?

"...Human activity such as deforestation and cattle ranching is encroaching on this precious ecosystem and causing it permanent damage..."


The Future of Energy || Discuss the Future with Peter Terium

"...In NEOM, he and his team are building a 100% renewable energy system, which will result in the production and worldwide exportation of green hydrogen, fueling green industries around the planet..."


Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about ecosystems relevant to the latest news.

Purification Efficiency of Two Ecotypes of Wetland Plants on Subtropical Eutrophic Lakes in China

"...In general, the purification capacity of Phragmites australis is slightly higher than that of Zizania caduciflora and precipitation had positive effects on the pollutants concentration of wetland water..."


Assessment of Bank Erosion, Accretion and Lateral Migration Using Remote Sensing and GIS: A Study on the Sankosh River of Himal

"...Channel migration, erosion and accretion are significant geomorphological processes in floodplain regions, impacting both natural and man-made structures..."


An overview of the ecological roles of Mediterranean chondrichthyans through extinction scenarios

"...Fisheries, climate change, and habitat degradation are triggering the depletion of marine animal populations worldwide..."


Land use change and forest management effects on soil carbon stocks in the Northeast U.S.

"...Their potential vulnerability to climate and land use change, management, and other drivers, along with soils? ability to mitigate climate change through carbon sequestration, makes them important to carbon balance and management..."


Aula Verde (tree room) as a link between art and science to raise public awareness of nature-based solutions

"...Concepts of ecology and urban forestry were combined with the research on political ecology, environmental humanities, land art, regenerative art, performing art, participatory art, and more-than-human art..."


Conservation of freshwater biodiversity in North Africa under future climate and land-cover changes

"...Using water beetles as surrogates of freshwater biodiversity, we present a novel approach to identify priority basins for the preservation of freshwater biodiversity in Morocco, using Species Distribution Models to identify potential biodiversity hotspots under future climate change scenarios, and estimates of future Land Cover dynamics..."


Modelling the response of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) to natural and managed flows using a stochastic population model

"...In regulated rivers, restoration of natural flow regimes to rehabilitate aquatic ecosystems is a primary focus of environmental management, yet some actions (e..."


A genome and gene catalog of the aquatic microbiomes of the Tibetan Plateau

"...Here, we construct the Tibetan Plateau Microbial Catalog by sequencing 498 metagenomes from six water ecosystems (saline lakes, freshwater lakes, rivers, hot springs, wetlands and glaciers)..."


Spatiotemporal heterogeneity in ecosystem service trade-offs and their drivers in the Huang-Huai-Hai Plain, China

"...Methods In this study, we analyzed the spatiotemporal evolution patterns of four ESs: food provision (FP), soil conservation (SC), carbon sequestration (CS), and water yield (WY) across the years 2000, 2010, and 2020..."


Analysis of Factors Influencing Plant Diversity in Urban Wetlands Based on a Structural Equation Model

"...The implementation of ecologically sound wetland design methods can foster their biodiversity while augmenting overall ecosystem services..."


System Thinking for Sustainable Water Management: The Use of System Tools in Sustainability Transitions

"...Managing water resources to meet current social, economic, and environmental needs without compromising the ability to meet those needs in the future, requires water managers to look beyond jurisdictional boundaries and their immediate supply operations, protect shared water and marine environments, resources and ecosystems from pollution and over-abstraction and deliver structural changes and resilient solutions to make the provision of water services sustainable..."