Ocean warming in Antarctica will reduce marine diversity

Ocean warming in Antarctica will reduce marine diversity

An increase of just 1-2 degrees Celsius in shallow waters on the West Antarctic Peninsula has radically reduced marine diversity, a new study revealed.

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Tropics most prone to rainfall-related soil erosion

Tropics most prone to rainfall-related soil erosion

The study has developed the first ever Global Rainfall Erosivity Database and a Global Erosivity Map. It notes that while rainfall provides moisture critical for plant growth, it is also one of the prime causes of soil degradation, referred to as rainfall erosivity, and which threatens food and water sustainability. For experts, global erosivity model predictions are very important since it will help them assess risks, plan and implement effective soil mitigation and restoration strategies.

New satellite images show Ecuador drilling in Yasuni’s ITT | Video

According to the website mongabay.com they have obtained a new, high-resolution satellite image of Petroamazona’s suspected pipeline and drilling platforms in the famed Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini (ITT) block. Obtained from Planet, the image was analyzed by the team at the Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project (MAAP) just after Ecuador announced it had begun drilling in arguably the most biodiverse place on the planet.