In a decisive leap, researchers have now mapped roughly one fifth of the world’s ocean floor. When an initiative to map the entire seafloor by 2030 took off in 2017, just 6 percent had been mapped to standards.
- The Verge - Justine Calma
- The Guardian - Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent
Hamsters and fungi may not be poster species among those threatened with extinction but are no less important in ecosystems, according to an updated list of the world’s most fragile species. The European
- The New York Times - Motoko Rich, Makiko Inoue and Hisako Ueno
TOKYO — The forecast was dire: close to nine inches of rain in a single day. Officials in Kuma, a village on the banks of a fast-moving river in southwestern Japan, urged everyone to evacuate. Yet inside