Human encroachment on the environment is increasing the threat of diseases like COVID-19, but spending more time in nature could also be part of the solution to this pandemic.
June 29, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: biodiversity covid-19 coronavirus zoonotic-diseases green-spaces coronavirus-insights
Scientists discover hundreds of different fungi in Amazonian soil, thought to play a vital role in nature.
Tags: biodiversity nature kew-gardens amazon-rainforest
Genetic information that could help finger the next infectious threat is stored in museums around the world.
June 24, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: dna biodiversity covid-19 pandemic zoonotic-diseases infectious-disease-research natural-history-collections museums genetic-research
Poorly planned tree-planting efforts may risk actually adding to climate change and cutting biodiversity, research on a campaign in Chile finds.
Tags: climate-change conservation biodiversity carbon trees forests chile featured earth-and-environment
New findings show how changes in land use have complex effects on animal and plant species.
June 18, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: biodiversity trees forests wildlife deforestation forest-cover woodland forest-loss
Inspired by the slow and steady sloth, SlothBot hangs on a wire between trees to monitor the environment below and enhance conservation efforts.
Tags: conservation biodiversity robots sensors endangered-species biomimicry featured earth-and-environment sloth
A decade of no grazing has demonstrated positive effects on the richness of bird species.
June 2, 2020 • ~26 min
Tags: biodiversity birds agriculture nature interdisciplinarity farming sheep grazing in-depth insights-series rewilding
'Weird and wonderful' animals unlike anything else on Earth are sliding toward extinction, say scientists.
Tags: environment conservation biodiversity wildlife-conservation
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