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  • Rubber Algae Help Create Artificial Reef; Could Combat Ocean Acidification

    A team of European researchers is testing whether tiny artificial algae can help protect coral reefs in the Mediterranean Sea that are threatened by ocean acidification due to climate change. The small plastic structures are made of a non-toxic, highly elastic rubber, and are designed to mimic natural coralline algae. Like coral, coralline algae help form reef habitats for small invertebrates. Coralline algae reefs play […]

  • China’s Air Pollution Sharply Limits CO2 Uptake by Plants on Large Scale, Study Shows

    The exceptionally high levels of surface ozone, aerosol particles, and other air pollutants in China are damaging plants and interfering with their ability to absorb carbon dioxide, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Exeter in the UK said that elevated levels of these pollutants in many parts of China are oxidizing plant […]

  • Iqaluit could start running out of fresh water by 2024

    Summary – Without action, the supply of fresh water in Iqaluit will begin to dwindle by 2024 due to climate change and increased demand, new research has found.                Aurora borealis over a village in the far north (stock image).               Credit: © […]

  • Insee Cement connects people to nature to mark Environment Day

    The coffee table book is officially launched and handed over to Prof. K. R. R. Mahanama, the Acting Vice Chancellor of University of Colombo (left) by   Nandana Ekanayaka, CEO of Insee Cement (center), and Dr. Ananda Mallawatantri,  Country Representative of IUCN Sri Lanka (right) Insee Cement joined hands with the Base for Enthusiasts of […]

  • Asian nations make plastic promise

    Nations responsible for much of the world’s ocean plastic pollution have promised to start cleaning up their act. At a UN oceans summit, delegates from China, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines said they would work to keep plastics out of the seas. Some of the promises are not yet formalised and environmentalists say the measures […]

  • Why Microplastic Debris May Be the Next Big Threat to Our Seas

    Plastic, metal, rubber and paper are some of the materials that pollute the world’s oceans, often in the form of soda cans, cigarette butts, plastic bags and bottles, and fishing gear. Environmental and marine science specialists call it “marine debris,” which, simply put, means anything in the ocean that wasn’t put there by nature. Recently, […]