Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News - ENN

Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News - ENN

Aid for Oceans and Fisheries in Developing World Drops by 30%
Financial aid to fisheries in developing countries has declined by 30 percent, finds a new study from UBC and Stockholm Resilience Centre researchers, published in Marine Policy. Projects focusing on climate issues in fisheries had a 77 percent decline over the five years studied.
01/17/2018 09:13 PM
Coping With Climate Stress in Antarctica
Some Antarctic fish living in the planet’s coldest waters are able to cope with the stress of rising carbon dioxide levels in the ocean. They can even tolerate slightly warmer waters. But they can’t deal with both stressors at the same time, according to a study from the University of California, Davis.
01/17/2018 07:42 PM
Reimbursing Ranchers for Livestock Killed by Predators Supports Conservation Efforts
Alberta’s predator compensation program offsets costs of conserving wildlife habitat on private lands in the province.
01/17/2018 08:32 PM
Weather anomalies accelerate the melting of sea ice
ETH researchers reveal why Arctic sea ice began to melt in the middle of winter two years ago – and that the increased melting of ice in summer is linked to recurring periods of fair weather.
01/16/2018 03:16 PM
When pests graze certain potatoes, yields double
When some Colombian potato varieties are lightly grazed by a pest, the plants respond by growing larger tubers, at times doubling their yields. Although many types of plants can repair pest damage while maintaining productivity, it’s rare to find species that actually overcompensate and increase productivity.
01/16/2018 03:50 PM
Scientists Discover 18 New Spider-Hunting Pelican Spiders in Madagascar
In 1854, a curious-looking spider was found preserved in 50 million-year-old amber. With an elongated neck-like structure and long mouthparts that protruded from the “head” like an angled beak, the arachnid bore a striking resemblance to a tiny pelican. A few decades later when living pelican spiders were discovered in Madagascar, arachnologists learned that their behavior is as unusual as their appearance, but because these spiders live in remote parts of the world they remained largely unstudied—until recently.
01/16/2018 03:28 PM
Europe's lost forests – study shows coverage has halved over six millennia
Academics in Sweden, Germany, France, Estonia and Switzerland sought to establish how the nature of Europe’s forests has changed over 11,000 years. More than half of Europe’s forests have disappeared over the past 6,000 years thanks to increasing demand for agricultural land and the use of wood as a source of fuel, new research led by the University of Plymouth suggests.
01/15/2018 08:45 PM