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Many climate tipping points are closer than we thought
What’s happening? There is a significant likelihood that multiple climate tipping points could be passed if global temperatures rise 1.5C ...
September 23, 2022
The impact of pharmaceutical drugs on marine life
What’s happening? The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has launched a data visualisation tool to help researchers assess the impact of medicines on ...
June 17, 2022
A sixth planetary boundary has been crossed due to human activity
What’s happening? A reassessment of the planetary boundary for freshwater, which was updated to include rainfall, soil moisture and evaporation ...
May 6, 2022
Environmental groups have figured out how to protect fish. By buying a fishing licence
What’s happening? The last commercial fishing licence of its type in the northern Great Barrier Reef has been purchased by ...
April 8, 2022
Why we need to address the governance problem of the high seas
What’s happening? Humanity has a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to prevent high seas exploitation, scientists and environmentalists have claimed, speaking ...
March 25, 2022
A sea-volution for carbon offsets?
What’s happening? UK-based start-up Seafields plans to establish farms in the Atlantic Ocean, growing sargassum seaweed that can be used ...
February 4, 2022
Can we expect technology to save the Antarctic’s glaciers?
What’s happening? Glacier geoengineering, also known as radical adaptation, could be used to preserve the Thwaites Glacier in western Antarctica, according ...
January 28, 2022
Our oceans are dying – literally. What can we do about it?
What’s happening? A global system to track oxygen loss from parts of the ocean and coastal waters that results in dead ...
December 10, 2021