Endemic to Florida, United States, a small bee called the "blue carpenter bee," Osmia calaminthae, has been causing awe among American researchers. Besides being extremely rare, it is blue, isn't nature wonderful? It is a completely new and rare species, recently discovered in 2011, in pine forests in a radius of only 26 square kilometers restricted to four habitat sites in the also rare Lake Wales Ridge in Central Florida.
The researchers found that sharks are "functionally extinct" on 20 of the reefs. This means that the shark population is reduced to the point that it does not play a significant role in the ecosystem. Or that the breeding population is so small that it can no longer be maintained.
A study of Arctic ice indicates that the reduction in ice floes was three times greater in summer 2018 than 40 years ago, melting at a rate of 12.8 every decade. This acceleration of the thaw is attributed to climatic phenomena such as El Niño that are perceived in tropical areas.
Microbes had lain dormant for 100 million years on the ocean floor. Scientists have successfully revived microbes that had lain dormant on the ocean floor since the age of the dinosaurs, allowing the organisms to eat and even multiply afterward. of eons in the depths.
Faced with the recent pandemic, Slow Food developed a six-month trip, both digital and face-to-face, for Terra Madre The international association Slow Food today announced a completely revolutionary format for its most important event dedicated to the future of food, Terra Madre Salone del Taste.
The environmental organization Greenpeace denounced before the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation that clearings increased during the quarantine period and requested that deforestation be stopped because it affects the habitat of the last 20 jaguars that remain in the Gran Chaco region .
Kale has already established itself as one of the most nutritious super vegetables. But if you still don't know how to prepare it or need more ideas, here are some recipes: Kale salad and roasted chickpeasIngredients (for 6 people) -For roasted chickpeas: 420 g of boiled chickpeas, 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, 1 / 2 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of garlic powder.
The pandemic and quarantine put the supply, availability, price and quality of food at the center of concern. This connects us with our entire agri-food system, at the origin of which are the seeds on which everything else depends. They are the first link in any agri-food chain.
We started the registry of experiences in Health and Agroecology, a collective and decentralized mapping process, organized from the Agroecology Network (AeR) platform with the aim of increasing visibility and strengthening initiatives in Brazil and Latin America, strengthening the performance articulated by different thematic networks that act in the field of health and agroecology.
This is perhaps the smallest and most original library ever seen, open 24 hours a day and free to use. American artist Sharalee Armitage Howard loves books. So when her family had to cut down the tree that was on the side of her house because he was sick, she decided to give new life to what was left of the centennial trunk and create a free community library.
The colossus iceberg that broke away from Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf on July 12, 2017, is found three years later in the open waters of the South Atlantic, near the South Orkney Islands, about 1,050 km from its place. of birth. In its journey it lost some pieces of ice, but it remains almost the same size.
China negotiates with Argentina the installation of industrial pig farms: more deforestation, more soybeans, more pesticides, more risk of pandemics
Argentina is negotiating an agreement with China whereby we would go from producing 6/7 million pigs per year to 100 million. The news, which is celebrated by agribusiness and different political sectors, could turn into a disaster of unimaginable proportions for us; similar to what was the incorporation of transgenic soybeans that turned the field into an open-air experiment where 1400 percent more poisons are thrown than 25 years ago, to the forests in increasingly reduced versions of themselves, and to our feeding in the land of the underdog.
Men and women share powers to live in communion. He was given coca and tobacco where knowledge rests, and she was given the seed of the chagra for the fertility of life and food. This has been the principle that is transmitted through orality to the new generations of indigenous peoples, from the origin and settlement in their territories.
The planet is heating up. We knew that. It is heating up much faster near the poles. We also knew that. However, how fast that warming has been remains a surprise: The Arctic has warmed 0.75 degrees Celsius in the last decade alone, which is a much faster rate than the global average, according to a recent study.
Greta Thunberg and some of the world's leading climate scientists have written to EU leaders demanding that they act immediately to avoid the worst impacts of the unfolding climate and ecological emergency. The letter, which is sent ahead of a Council meeting European as of Friday, says that the Covid-19 pandemic has shown that most leaders can act quickly and decisively, but that the politicians' response to the climate crisis had disappeared just as urgently.
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg announced on her Twitter, Monday, that she would donate 1 million euros to groups that face climate change and defend nature. Greta won the money because she was chosen, among 136 nominees from 46 countries, to win the award, launched by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, a Portuguese philanthropic organization, with the aim of recognizing the work of individuals and groups around the world whose contributions to climate change mitigation and adaptation stand out for innovation and impact.
Its name is Cynara tournefortii, a species included in the Red List of the Spanish Vascular Flora and that is part of a group of five threatened plants with which the Royal Botanical Garden of the CSIC has been investigating. The last time this endemism was rediscovered in the field was in the province of Seville in 2016.
If you want to know why jaguars are disappearing from the wild in the Americas, you must look further for an answer. China, to be more precise: Iconic big cats are being killed for their fangs and other body parts so they can be used in traditional Chinese medicine, conservationists say.
The Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature changes the status of the right whale “critically endangered”, the last stop before extinction. With its population still struggling to recover from more than three centuries of hunting, the North Atlantic right whale is now "one step away from extinction," according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
The first images of Solar Orbiter, the new mission of the European Space Agency to observe the Sun, have revealed the presence of multitudes of solar mini-eruptions near its surface. The spacecraft has also provided the first autonomous magnetic map of our star obtained from space.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has verified a new temperature record of 38 ° C north of the Arctic Circle. The reported value was recorded on June 20 in the Russian town of Verkhoyansk, in the context of a prolonged Siberian heat wave and an increase in forest fires.