Clam hunters’ supertool has California worried: ‘It might be too good’

Hydraulic pumps can collect a day's worth of clams in minutes, but experts are concerned about how they affect the ecosystem.

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France in new effort to protect ecosystem

The French National Assembly has approved the creation of an "ecocide" offense as part of a battery of measures aimed at protecting the environment and tackling climate change.


Cormorants settle in warmer Phoenix climate and upset local ecosystem

Warmer winters, artificial water bodies, seasonal fish stocking, a selection of nesting trees and federal protection of the species has turned communities across metro Phoenix into an ideal long-term habitat for the cormorants.


Carolyn Kousky: Why Biden should launch an ecosystem restoration corps in 2021

An Ecosystem Restoration Corps could provide meaningful employment during the COVID-19 downturn and help restore America’s ecosystems.

International lawyers draft plan to criminalise ecosystem destruction

International lawyers are drafting plans for a legally enforceable crime of ecocide – criminalising destruction of the world's ecosystems – that is already attracting support from European countries and island nations at risk from rising sea levels.


Water from Murray Darling Basin plan not being delivered to wetlands, Australian-first report finds

Australian-first research finds water being redirected from irrigators under the $13 billion Murray Darling Basin Plan isn't being delivered to its intended wetland targets, with private land blocking the connections between rivers and floodplains.

Goldmining having big impact on indigenous Amazon communities

A new report has exposed the scale and impact of mining on indigenous reserves in Amazon countries as gold prices soared during the Covid-19 pandemic.


How ice shelf loss will change the Antarctic ecosystem

Under a "business as usual" climate scenario, in which carbon emissions continue unabated, it is estimated that the melting of Antarctic ice will cause global sea level to rise up to three times as much as it did in the last century.


Rising ocean temperatures due to climate change may shrink the breathable ranges of marine animals

The breathable range for marine animals might be restricted with the rise of ocean temperatures due to climate change, according to new research.

How trucking baby eels past dams on the Susquehanna River revived an ecosystem

Scientists trap and relocate young eels, helping the species and reviving an ecosystem. Some say assisted migration could help other species survive the warming planet.


Planning overhaul in England will damage nature, environmentalists warn

Radical changes to planning rules in England will damage nature, increase air pollution and leave local people with no say on protecting urban wildlife corridors, environmental charities say.


Research ranks Maldives highest among countries polluted by microplastic

The amount of microplastic pollution in waters around the Maldives is amongst the highest in the world, according to new research from Australia's Flinders University.


Britain's plankton population has changed dramatically over the last 60 years

Over the last six decades, the makeup of the plankton population found in Britain's coastal and offshore waters has dramatically shifted.
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