In light of the plastic waste crisis plaguing the planet, a novel solution could lie in a type of worm that can biodegrade plastic. Could wax worms be deployed on a large enough scale to make a significant impact? — Polyethylene (PE) is a type of plastic derived from petroleum. It is the most common […]
Unsustainable fishing threatens many aspects of human life, degrading ecosystems and creating socio-economic instability for many communities across the globe. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has predicted an 11% decline in oceanic productivity of tropical zones by 2100, a worrying notion considering the ever-growing global population and dwindling marine populations. […]
A new study has indicated that 31.7% of tropical African flora species are at risk of going extinct, affecting those countries that rely on its biodiversity for tourism and fuel. — In the study, tropical flora was assessed across the continent. The findings were published in the Science Advances Journal and used an assessment process […]
A conservation working group in South America is attempting to stimulate the recovery of the giant South American river turtle and save it from extinction. — Large-scale commercialisation of freshwater turtles and their eggs threaten wild populations. These turtles, of the genus Podocnemis, are especially at risk with all species in the taxonomic group facing […]
North America has lost 29% of its bird populations- 2.9 billion birds- in the last 48 years. It’s not just the endangered species, even the common birds like sparrows, warblers, and finches have also vanished from the sky, a new study published in the journal Science reveals. Scientists fear that the decline signals a major […]
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