Rainforest trees may have been dying faster since the 1980s because of climate change

Tropical trees in Australia’s rainforests have been dying at double the previous rate since the 1980s, seemingly because of climate impacts, according to the findings of a long-term international study. This research has found the death rates of tropical trees have doubled in the last 35 years, as global warming increases the drying power of […]

How taking a closer look at your family tree can help you get to grips with climate change

Tracing our ancestors’ connections to colonialism and industrialisation can help us personally connect with the climate crisis. Shutterstock Engaging people when it comes to climate change can be challenging. Climate conversations are often technical and dry, making it hard to see how it connects to our own lives. As a historical researcher I’ve been figuring […]

Canaries in the coal mine: why birds can tell us so much about the health of Earth

A Eurasian jay (_Garrulus glandarius_) sighting suggests a productive oak tree is nearby. Andy Jenner/Shutterstock Following a deadly explosion in a Welsh coal mine in 1896, an engineer called John Haldane invented a type of bird cage that allowed canaries to accompany miners into the depths. The small songbirds are much more sensitive than humans […]

EU Climate Advisory Board chair elected

The new European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change has elected Professor Ottmar Edenhofer as its chairperson for a term of four years. His task will be to represent the Advisory Board and organise its work, which is to provide the European Union (EU) with independent scientific knowledge, expertise and advice on climate change and […]

Tweed Valley Osprey Project – Defensive Parents

Tweed Valley Osprey Project – Defensive Parents

Ms. O and PW3 had some disturbances this week and were seen looking up at the sky. PW 3 is dripping with eggs, defensively, winged and ringing alarms and alarms. We cannot see what caused the alarm and we can assume that it could be another hacker in their territory. But even when we raised […]