Human activity is pushing parts of the world toward an insect apocalypse, study suggests

The study, published in the journal Nature, identified for the first time a clear and alarming link between the climate crisis and high-intensity agriculture and showed that, in places where those impacts are particularly high, insect abundance has already dropped by nearly 50%, while the number of species has been slashed by 27%. These findings … Read more

What is black carbon? The latest way humans are causing changes in Antarctica

Now even Antarctica — the only continent with no permanent human inhabitants — is being altered by the grit that follows us wherever we go. A study published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications found that the increasing human presence in Antarctica is causing more snow melt — bad news for a frozen world already … Read more