A tasty ingredient in sushi or an annoying nuisance in the garden pond - this is for what algae have been widely known so far. Scientists will not be satisfied by this limited view
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Research for Diversity
Every year thousands of animal and plant species become extinct; now a world panel of renowned biodiversity scientists, the IPBES, wants to change that. This group of scientists is identifying ways in which the decline in biodiversity might be stopped.
How much will the sea level rise?
Will the sea level rise by 12, 24, 36 inches, or even more than three feet by the end of the century? Climate models and data studies attempt to predict what awaits humanity. Humanity itself, however, presents the biggest factor of uncertainty in the predictions.
By-catch with Deadly Consequences
Millions of tons of plastic litter are floating in the world’s oceans, but where is the reliable data documenting this extraordinary phenomenon? Now, for the first time, the online platform ‘litterbase’, assembled by the Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven, Germany, makes the existing scientific literature on the oceanic litter load widely accessible.