Environment & Ecosystems

Increased flooding in the U.S. is exposing more people to industrial pollution, especially in racially marginalized urban communities, according to new research from Rice University, New York University and Brown University.
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This paper contrasts end-century SLR risks under two warming and two adaptation scenarios, for four coastal settlement archetypes (Urban Atoll Islands, Arctic Communities, Large Tropical Agricultural Deltas, Resource-Rich Cities).
Sylhet’s traditional wetlands, which act as sponges absorbing surface runoff, have been destroyed, thereby enabling the current floods, they say
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Did you know that solutions based on nature can help protect us from climate change impacts while slowing further global warming, supporting biodiversity, and securing ecosystem services? Indeed, they can!
Recovery Planning for Natural Resources and Parks in Puerto Rico
This report presents a socioecological system framework for recovery planning, information on observed damage, and 25 courses of action for the recovery from the 2017 Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
Restoring mangroves in the Seychelles
A robust analysis demonstrates that nature-based solutions to reduce the damage caused by coastal flooding are cost-effective
The French government announced 500 million euros on Tuesday to encourage urban vegetation projects to tackle high temperatures in towns and cities as a heatwave began to strike in the south and southwest.
Key uncertain variables of interest to marine geohazard assessments are identified and structured by relating a framework defining the main generic components of any risk description to the task of describing risk in the marine geohazards field.
New research in the Journal of Dairy Science® examines effects of wildfire smoke on dairy cattle, including reduced milk production.