Charge your phone with the sun using this solar-powered charging case — Future Blink
Green Energy

Charge your phone with the sun using this solar-powered charging case — Future Blink

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Here’s how travelers can help protect frogs in Costa Rica
Nature News

Here’s how travelers can help protect frogs in Costa Rica

Costa Rica—which received a 2019 Champions of the Earth award, the United Nations’s highest environmental honor, for its role in protecting nature and combating climate change—hosts plenty of ecotours that offer zip-lining, mountain biking, kayaking, and birding. But the nation is now discovering the value of a much smaller—and more threatened—natural asset. Lodges are building…

Comment on “Demographic dynamics of the smallest marine vertebrates fuel coral reef ecosystem functioning”
Marine Ecology

Comment on “Demographic dynamics of the smallest marine vertebrates fuel coral reef ecosystem functioning”

AbstractBrandl et al. (Reports, 21 June 2019, p. 1189) report that cryptobenthic fishes underpin coral reef ecosystem function by contributing ~60% of “consumed fish” biomass and ~20% of production. These results are artifacts of their simulation. Using their data and model, we show that cryptobenthic species contribute less than 4% to fish production, calling into…

‘Total disconnect’: Voices from marathon Madrid climate summit
Global Warming

‘Total disconnect’: Voices from marathon Madrid climate summit

(Contains profanity in paragraph 20) MADRID (Reuters) – A U.N. climate summit closed on Sunday with major states snubbing calls for tougher action to combat global warming, prompting sharp criticism from smaller countries and environmental activists. Here are some key quotes from the final days of the COP25 summit: U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres: “The international…

Ontario’s Environment Minister is playing batty politics with wind-turbine decision
Environmental News

Ontario’s Environment Minister is playing batty politics with wind-turbine decision

Erin Baerwald is a conservation biologist and assistant professor at the University of Northern British Columbia As a bat biologist who has spent my entire 15-year career documenting and speaking out about the impact of wind turbines on bat populations, I never thought I’d come out swinging in support of the wind-energy industry, but here…