There’s no 1 sustainable future for a diverse world

Creating a sustainable future for our "patchwork Earth" will require us to think about regional differences complexity, say researchers.

Shirley Cardenas-McGill • futurity
today ~6 min

There’s a right amount of flux for kelp forest ecosystems

A new mathematical model describes the effects of severe storms on kelp forest ecosystems, particularly the seafloor communities.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
Feb. 23, 2021 ~9 min

Crocodile blood in Panama reveals evolutionary surprise

Researchers thought Pacific and Caribbean crocodile populations in Panama would be different species. Their genes tell a different story, one about the Ice Age.

Shirley Cardenas-McGill • futurity
Feb. 18, 2021 ~6 min

Bee diversity keeps colonies healthy

The most diverse bee communities have the lowest levels of viral pathogens. "Promoting diverse bee communities may be a win-win strategy..."

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
Feb. 18, 2021 ~7 min

Fish contribute tons and tons of poo to carbon flux

Fish feces and other waste—roughly 1.65 billion tons annually—make up about 16% of the total carbon that sinks below the ocean's upper layers, research finds.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
Feb. 17, 2021 ~4 min

Color ‘windows’ could turn light from inside or out into power

Researchers have created a new solution for generating solar power. The new "windows" could create energy from light from indoors and outdoors.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
Feb. 16, 2021 ~6 min

Tiny group of companies make 60% of ocean revenues

The "Ocean 100," a small group of companies, make most of the money from the ocean economy, researchers report. That has implications for climate change.

Duke U. Fuqua School of Business • futurity
Feb. 16, 2021 ~6 min

Summer weather sways honey bees’ winter survival

Temperature and rainfall during the summer strongly influences honey bee survival the following winter, researchers find.

Chuck Gill-Penn State • futurity
Feb. 11, 2021 ~8 min

How rocks on Earth rusted and turned red

A new discovery about how rocks on Earth rusted and turned red could help predict what will happen with future climate change, researchers report.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
Feb. 10, 2021 ~5 min

Human noise wreaks havoc on all kinds of ocean animals

Human-created noise can disrupt the behavior, physiology, reproduction, and ecosystems of whales and other ocean life. It can even lead to death.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
Feb. 8, 2021 ~7 min