phys.orgResearchers find invasive seaweed makes fish change their behaviorWhen it comes to finding protection and a safe feeding ground, fish rely on towering blades of seaweed, like kelp, to create a three-dimensional hiding space. Kelp forests have been shown to be one of the most productive systems in the ocean with high biodiversity and ecological function. However, in recent decades, many kelp habitats have been taken over and replaced by lower turf-dominated seaweed species.
theonion.comPressure Mounting For Humans To Step Down As Head Of Failing Global EcosystemEARTH—Noting that the species’ tenure in the leadership role has been marked by an incompetence and shortsightedness that has caused irreparable damage, sources reported Thursday that humans are facing increased calls to give up their position as head of the world’s failing ecosystem.
scienmag.comStudy finds variation within species plays critical role in health of ecosystems - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health NewsConcerns about biodiversity tend to focus on the loss of species, but a new study suggests that the loss of variation within species can also have important and unexpected consequences on the environm..
unenvironment.orgFunding farmers to tackle climate changeIt is no secret that the Paris Agreement, with its current ambition, won’t save us from considerable changes in our climate. UN Environment research in late 2017 showed that promised emission cuts are a third of what we need to avoid crossing the red line of a 2°C temperature rise this century.