In cities around the world, there are vast networks of streams hidden below the ground surface. Through a process called daylighting, some cities are looking to rediscover these buried urban waterways.A new study provides a window into this hidden side of cities and tracks how daylighting affects the ecology and water quality of a stream in Norway.
Conserving tidal wetlands, such as mangroves and saltmarsh ecosystems, can mitigate the risks of coastal flooding and sea level rise associated with climate change. Nature- based solutions can benefit 40% of the world’s population that are exposed to sea level rise by mitigating storm surges and reducing the impact of waves and shoreline erosion.
From a distance, it sounds like thunder. Explosive charges blast five hundred feet or more of bedrock from mountain peaks across Appalachia. New research highlights how mountaintop removal can harm Appalachia’s children, not just its landscape.
Indigenous families in Canada disproportionately lack access to affordable and nutritious food. An eight-year study interviews First Nation mothers in and around London, Ontario to highlight the unique social, cultural, and historical challengesthat Indigenous families face.
Tibetan pastoralists and snow leopards have a long history of coexistence on the Tibet Plateau. Researchers recognize the essential role that pastoralists play in conserving China’s snow leopards and propose a global frameworkto involve local communities in conservation.
Blue carbon is the organic carbon that is captured and stored in coastal vegetated ecosystems. Most blue carbon budgets focus on tidal salt marshes, seagrass meadows, and mangrove forests. A new study looks to the once overlooked “hidden forests” of kelp to quantify its blue carbon potential.
Expanding on previous studies, a team of researchers recently found that pesticides pose a greater risk to ecosystem health than previously recognized. This risk is magnified in places with water scarcity.