Day: September 1, 2021

Afghanistan’s terrified scientists predict huge research losses

Read the full story in Nature.

For 20 years, science has blossomed in Afghanistan. Now many researchers are fleeing and those who remain face lost funding and the threat of persecution.

Soil carbon credits: The realities on the ground

Read the full story from S&P Global.

Soil carbon is gaining popularity as a credit, but it is also facing many challenges even in key markets like Australia and the US.

File not found: Biodiversity needs better data archiving

Read the full story from Michigan State University.

A Spartan-led research team reveals surprising gaps in ecological genetic data that could otherwise help global conservation efforts

New project brings AI to environmental research in the field

Read the full story from Ohio State University.

A new 30-foot tower has sprouted on the edge of The Ohio State University Airport, but it has nothing to do with directing the thousands of planes that take off and land there each year.

Instead, this tower is the focal point of an Ohio State research project that will explore using artificial intelligence and a variety of sensors to monitor environmental conditions on a minute-to-minute basis.

Undercurrent’s virtual art exhibition includes a video game about regenerative agriculture

Read the full story at Engadget.

The event uses interactive music videos from Mount Kimbie and Actress to encourage climate activism.

In three predominantly black North Birmingham neighborhoods, residents live inside an environmental ‘nightmare’

Read the full story at Inside Climate News.

Their demands to have the 35th Avenue Superfund site placed on the National Priorities List triggered a bribery scandal to keep it from happening.

Heat is killing workers in the U.S. — and there are no federal rules to protect them

Read the full story at NPR.

Beltran is one of at least 384 workers who died from environmental heat exposure in the U.S. in the last decade, according to an investigation by NPR and Columbia Journalism Investigations, the investigative reporting unit of Columbia Journalism School. The count includes people toiling in essential yet often invisible jobs in 37 states across the country: farm laborers in California, construction and trash-collection workers in Texas and tree trimmers in North Carolina and Virginia. An analysis of federal data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the three-year average of worker heat deaths has doubled since the early 1990s.

When restoring marine life, clumping works best

Read the full story at Hakai Magazine.

Experiments in the Netherlands point to better ways of getting plants to help each other.

When oil spills strike, call in the hair force

Read the full story at Reasons to Be Cheerful.

Human hair is becoming a major player in ocean cleanups as a free, highly effective resource that never runs out.

Trawling bycatch increases risk of marine life extinction in Brazil

Read the full story at Monga Bay.

Up to 50 kilos of fish caught in Brazil are thrown away for every kilo that arrives on land; more than 400,000 tons of marine life were discarded between 2000 and 2018 in just four states.

Less than 10% of the 25,618 fishing boats registered by the Brazilian government are monitored by satellites, and the program that tracks fishing boats by these satellites is not publicly open and not integrated with worldwide monitoring initiatives.

At the global level, 19 countries, regions and territories have prohibited trawling in their waters, including two in South America: Chile and Peru.

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