Zoom in on the Half-Earth Project

News from the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation March 2018 Zoom In On Half-Earth   Species are the fundamental level of study that must drive our understanding of conservation priorities. By mapping the Earth’s species to a fine scale in relation to human activities, our newly released Half-Earth Map is providing …

Carbon cycle

Carbon cycle 21-02-2018 03:01 PM CET   Discover how satellites and ESA are helping to improve our understanding of the carbon cycle and its role in climate change

Deforestation in the tropics

Deforestation in the tropics https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215110237.htm Tropical forests around the world play a key role in the global carbon cycle and harbor more than half of the species worldwide. However, increases in land use during the past decades caused unprecedented losses of tropical forest. Scientists have adapted a method from physics …

Earthquakes continue for years after gas field wastewater injection stops, study finds: High rates of injection and large volumes can perturb critically stressed faults, triggering earthquakes years after wastewater wells are shut in

Earthquakes continue for years after gas field wastewater injection stops, study finds: High rates of injection and large volumes can perturb critically stressed faults, triggering earthquakes years after wastewater wells are shut in https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180213145820.htm Shutting down oil and gas wastewater injection wells may not stop human-induced earthquakes quickly, say seismologists. …

Breakthrough process for directly converting methane to methanol,

Breakthrough process for directly converting methane to methanol: New process could lead to production of methanol or acetic acid through more energy efficient, low-cost and environmentally friendly ways https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171130133831.htm The direct oxidation of methane — found in natural gas — into methanol at low temperatures has long been a holy …