Soil Could Become a Significant Source of Carbon Dioxide

If people continue using and changing the land over the next century in the same way they currently do, soils will become a net source of atmospheric carbon dioxide, experts have warned. Promotion of land use changes and management that contribute to soil carbon sequestration remains essential in an integrated strategy to protect soil functions and mitigate climate change.

Life on the Edge of a Habitat Is Dangerous

Intensive farming, sprawling towns, a dense road network — the modern world leaves less and less space for animals and plants. They are forced back into shrinking refuges, which are ever further apart. According to this study, animals living on the edge of their range suffer more from the fragmentation of their habitat than their fellows in the center.