Philippines coral reef Underwater, Anilao, coral reef, tropical reef, marine life, Some of the fishing methods used in today’s small-scale fisheries are causing more damage to coral reefs than ever, a new UBC study has found. The study, conducted in the Philippines by the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries’ […]

Author provided/The Conversation, CC BY-ND On Wednesday in the US, thousands of students left their classrooms in a national day of action designed to force political change on gun crime. Following the recent shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, this walkout is part of an extraordinary national movement. Young people across the US […]

shutterstock. Online bullying, hate and incitement are on the rise, and new approaches are needed to tackle them. As the Australian Senate conducts hearings for its Inquiry into cyberbullying, it should consider a two-pronged approach to combating the problem. First, the government should follow the lead of Germany in imposing financial penalties on major social […]

Credit: Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt Human biomass utilization reduces global carbon stocks in vegetation by 50%, implying that massive emissions of CO2 to the atmosphere have occurred over the past centuries and millennia. The contribution of forest management and livestock grazing on natural grasslands to global carbon losses is of similar magnitude […]

Some tribal members in Dulac have elevated their houses to deal with the all-too-frequent flooding. But the cost is often prohibitive, and such housing creates new problems for people with limited mobility. Photo by Shirell Parfait-Dardar. Credit:Shirell Parfait-Dardar Rising sea levels and human activities are fast creating a “worst case […]

Yearly flooding along the lower Nile (green swath, above) was critically important for agriculture in ancient Egypt, but a new study suggests climate-changing volcanic eruptions occasionally stifled floods. Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC Famine is no pharaoh’s friend—just ask Cleopatra or Ptolemy III. But those rulers may have […]