Ecology, The Environment and Conservation

This complex theme deals primarily with interactions between organisms and the environmental factors that impact them, but to a greater extent between individual inanimate environmental factors.

innovations-report offers informative reports and articles on topics such as climate protection, landscape conservation, ecological systems, wildlife and nature parks and ecosystem efficiency and balance.

Fastest carbon dioxide catcher heralds new age for direct air capture

New carbon sorbent is 99% efficient, lightning fast, and easily recyclable. Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have developed a new carbon capture system which removes carbon dioxide directly from the…

AI learns coral reef ‘song’

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can track the health of coral reefs by learning the “song of the reef”, new research shows. Coral reefs have a complex soundscape – and even experts…

Decline of diatoms due to ocean acidification

Study shows unexpected negative impact by CO2 on important plankton group. While calcifying organisms like oysters and corals have difficulty forming their shells and skeletons in more acidic seawater, diatoms…

Organic farming or flower strips

– which is better for bees? How effective environmental measures in agriculture are for biodiversity and wild bee populations depends on various factors and your perspective. This is shown by…

‘Traffic calming’ boosts breeding on coral reefs

Coral reef fish breed more successfully if motorboat noise is reduced, new research shows. Scientists introduced “traffic calming” on three reefs for an entire breeding season – cutting the number…

Satellites and drones can help save pollinators

Satellites and drones can provide key information to protect pollinators, researchers say. Their study examines new ways of using these technologies to track the availability of flowers, and says this…

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