Category: environment

Climate change could alter ocean food chains, …

Climate change could alter ocean food chains, leading to far fewer fish in the sea:

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As marine ecosystems become increasingly nutrient-starved, phytoplankton growth and net primary production throughout most of the world’s oceans would decline. We estimate that as these impacts ripple up the food chain, global fish catches could be reduced 20 percent by 2300, with decreases of more than 50 percent across the North Atlantic and several other regions. Moreover, at the end of our simulation net transfer of nutrients to the deep ocean was still taking place, which suggests that ecosystem productivity and potential fisheries catch would decline even further beyond 2300.

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More than 95% of world’s population breathe da…

More than 95% of world’s population breathe dangerous air, major study finds: undefined

glowworm6: Harlequin ducks, Semiehmoo, WA 17 M…

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Harlequin ducks, Semiehmoo, WA 17 March 2018

ecuadorlife: Damselfly, Argia sp., Coenagrioni…

Damselfly, Argia sp., Coenagrionidae

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Damselfly, Argia sp., Coenagrionidae by Andreas Kay

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from Ecuador: www.flickr.com/andreaskay/albums

Environmental Damage, Corruption as Poorer Sou…

Environmental Damage, Corruption as Poorer Southeast Asian States Ship Sand to Singapore: undefined

‘Big issue’: Turnbull government’s energy plan…

‘Big issue’: Turnbull government’s energy plan may curb state ambition: undefined

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme t…

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis by enabling for the first time the full recycling of bottles.

The new research was spurred by the discovery in 2016 of the first bacterium that had naturally evolved to eat plastic, at a waste dump in Japan. Scientists have now revealed the detailed structure of the crucial enzyme produced by the bug.

The international team then tweaked the enzyme to see how it had evolved, but tests showed they had inadvertently made the molecule even better at breaking down the PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic used for soft drink bottles. “What actually turned out was we improved the enzyme, which was a bit of a shock,” said Prof John McGeehan, at the University of Portsmouth, UK, who led the research. “It’s great and a real finding.”

‘Plastic is literally everywhere’: the epidemi…

‘Plastic is literally everywhere’: the epidemic attacking Australia’s oceans: undefined

Recycling hope for plastic-hungry enzyme

Recycling hope for plastic-hungry enzyme: undefined