The " dead zones " in the oceans multiply by four in 50 years

In the last 50 years, the amount of water in the open ocean with zero oxygen has increased more than four times, an element that is fundamental to marine life. In coastal bodies of water, including estuaries and seas, low-oxygen sites have increased more than tenfold since 1950 and scientists…

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The Barn Owl is the Bird of the Year, how to protect it?

The popular vote proposed by SEO / BirdLife to choose the protagonist of the ‘Bird of the Year’ campaign has determined that this will be the year of the Barn Owl, which faces a population decline that stands at around 13% in the last decade, although in some parts of…

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Chimpanzees and children want the ‘bad’ to be punished

If someone harms others, humans tend to want to be punished so that they do not repeat their wrongdoing. A team of scientists has analyzed the origins of this motivation in experiments with children and chimpanzees and concludes that both the great apes and children from six years old want…

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Africa has lost a fifth of its forests since 1900

The African continent has lost 21.7% of its forests with foliage closed since 1900, according to an analysis of historical records and paleontological evidence made by three researchers from Yale University (United States), and published in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution This calculation is substantially lower than previous estimates,…

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