We’ve all seen the heartbreaking photos of animals being caught up in plastic waste and often killed. We’ve all seen the reports of whales, dolphins, birds and other marine animals washing up dead on beaches with stomachs full of plastic bags and other objects. Just last week, a pregnant sperm whale washed up on a […]

via The Mind-Blowing Cost of Plastic Pollution — Think Sustainability

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ScienceDaily reports Researchers have shown for the first time the detrimental effect of wildfires on moths and the ecological benefits they provide by transporting pollen, making interacting plant and insect communities more vulnerable to local extinctions. Read story at Wildfires disrupt important pollination processes by moths and increase extinction risks — ScienceDaily

via Wildfires disrupt important pollination processes by moths and increase extinction risks  — Natural History Wanderings

CABI has joined an international team of scientists calling for a Global Surveillance System (GSS) to fight a range of diseases which threaten priority crops including maize, potato, cassava, rice, beans and wheat. The team, which includes the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) – lead authors of a new report published in Science (28 June 2019), […]

via CABI joins international team of scientists calling for a Global Surveillance System to fight crop diseases — The Invasives Blog