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Global map provides new insights into land use

Global map provides new insights into land use

In order to assess the global impacts of land use on the environment and help provide appropriate countermeasures, a group of researchers under the leadership of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) has created a new world map of land use systems. Based on various indicators of land-use intensity, climate, environmental and socio-economic conditions, […]

Has the idea of ‘zero deforestation’ lost its meaning

Has the idea of ‘zero deforestation’ lost its meaning

What exactly does «zero deforestation» mean? In an article published in the journal Science, authors Dr. Sandra Brown, of Winrock International, and Dr. Daniel Zarin, of the Climate and Land Use Alliance, posit that, while the idea seems simple and compelling, ambiguity surrounding global definitions and metrics actually creates risks for forest conservation and accountability. […]

Stressed-out trees boost sugary rewards to ant defenders

Stressed-out trees boost sugary rewards to ant defenders

When water is scarce, Ecuador laurel trees ramp up their investment in a syrupy treat that sends resident ant defenders into overdrive, protecting the trees from defoliation by leaf-munching pests. The water-stressed tropical forest trees support the production of more honeydew, a sugary excretion imbibed by the Azteca ants that nest in the laurels’ stem […]

Польза сушеного манго

Польза сушеного манго

Всем известно о невероятных вкусовых качествах свежего манго, но отнюдь не все знают о том, что сушенный манго не менее вкусен и к тому же очень полезен. Благодаря своему неповторимому вкусу, сушеный манго является неотъемлемой частью современной кулинарии, так как придает блюду особый изысканный вкус. Помимо этого сушеный манго является отличным способом перекусить. Данный сухофрукт […]

Most nations lack means to assess biodiversity, key ecosystem services and their value

Most nations lack means to assess biodiversity, key ecosystem services and their value

Most of the world’s nations — unanimously committed to protecting biodiversity — nevertheless cannot measure and assess their genetic and biological resources, nor the value of key ecosystem services nature provides to them, international experts from 72 countries warned this week. In addition to taxonomists, nations lack economists able to put a value on the […]

The transition to sustainable energy will not be automatic or painless

The transition to sustainable energy will not be automatic or painless

The production and consumption of energy cause serious problems — such as global warming, pollution and geopolitical conflicts — that make the current energy system unsustainable. Transformation into an alternative, sustainable energy system is essential. Jérôme Dangerman studied the world energy system and concluded that the system is locked into its current situation and no […]

Sase dintre cei 19 marinari aflati la bordul navei Flaminia refuza sa mai lucreze pe nava

Sase dintre cei 19 marinari aflati la bordul navei Flaminia refuza sa mai lucreze pe nava

Soarta navei Flaminia este in continuare incerta. Desi vasul ar trebui sa plece la decontaminare in Danemarca, mai multi marinari aflati la bord au refuzat deplasarea. Sase filipinezi, care se temeau ca nava avariata si incarcata cu substante periculoase le pune vietile in pericol, au cerut repatrierea. Nava Flaminia ar putea pleca chiar in aceasta […]

Largest lake in Britain and Ireland has lost three quarters of winter water birds

Largest lake in Britain and Ireland has lost three quarters of winter water birds

The largest lake in Britain and Ireland, Lough Neagh, has lost more than three quarters of its overwintering water birds according to researchers at Queen’s University Belfast. The study by Quercus, Northern Ireland’s Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science, found the number of diving ducks migrating to the lake for the winter months has dropped […]

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