Planting trees may not slow climate change as much as was thought for these reasons

Planting trees may not slow climate change as much as was thought

We know that trees absorb carbon dioxide and water and through the process of photosynthesis they create glucose which supports the tree. Essentially, they remove carbon dioxide, a global warming gas, from the atmosphere and therefore planting trees should help protect the planet from long-term …

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Risk of the Amazon jungle collapsing into Savannah or a degraded ecosystem

Amazon jungle at risk of converting to Savannah grassland

NEWS AND VIEWS: According to a study, it appears that the Amazoncould be heading towards a tipping point where a combination of events result in this great jungle of 400 billion trees collapsing into a grassy Savannah or a degraded ecosystem. The Times reports that …

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Girls and boys are more active when there is a family dog compared to when there isn’t

Girls and boys are more active when there is a family dog compared to when there isn't

The Times reports on a study published online on the International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity website. The study title is: “Longitudinal effects of dog ownership, dog acquisition, and dog loss on children’s movement behaviours: findings from the PLAYCE cohort study.” That’s a …

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Saudi Arabia’s revolutionary mega city The Line will be a deadly barrier for billions of migrating birds

Saudi Arabia's The Line

The Times reports on Saudi Arabia’s revolutionary mega city which is being heavily promoted online. It is a spectacular concept which captures the imagination. It is currently being built. A lot of people thought it wouldn’t get this far. It’s going to be 500 m …

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Mountain lions fear humans which limits their use of space particularly for males

Puma fears humans and it negatively impacts their lives

Researchers from UC Santa Cruz have found that mountain lions are frightened of humans which badly affects their ecology. The ecology of a mountain lion refers to mountain lions’ relationship with their surroundings, other mountain lions and other animals (including humans). This fear of humans …

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China’s coal burning killing upwards of 64,000 babies in the womb each year

China has conflicting policies

NEWS AND OPINION: A Chinese study has found that China’s polluted air is killing upwards of 64,000 babies in the womb each year. The research comes from Peking University and is published in Nature Communications. China is ranked fourth in the world for the deaths …

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