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Caribbean islands are at the forefront of the climate crisis, with effects already starting to become noticeable in the region. This year, DCNA launched a Climate action plan for the Dutch Caribbean. This plan provides concrete..


Continue reading 27 July 2022   3 wkn oud
Red mangrove propagules

Since 2020, the Mangrove Maniacs have planted over 1500 mangroves along the southwest coast of Bonaire. A new collaborative project with Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences monitored and mapped these newly planted..


Continue reading 04 July 2022   1 maand oud

Sequestration of carbon from the atmosphere into tropical vegetation has been suggested as a mitigating factor of anthropogenically elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. A new study now shows that over the long term there is..


Continue reading 10 May 2022   3 mnd oud
Witte klaver in de stad van Hiroshima in Japan bij de atoombom koepel.

A global biological study has provided the most direct evidence to date that humans, and specifically cities, are the drivers of evolutionary change on earth. Leiden University, the municipality of Leiden and Naturalis..


Continue reading 19 March 2022   4 mnd oud

Year-to-year fluctuations in seawater temperature are partly responsible for the much slower ups and downs in the abundance of marine fish stocks. This is the conclusion from a worldwide study conducted by Wageningen University &..


Continue reading 18 January 2022   7 mnd oud
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In the Loobos forest near Kootwijk, a huge steel structure was erected to facilitate research on greenhouse gases. It was officially opened on Friday 12 November 2021. Among other things, the CO2 absorption by the surrounding..


Continue reading 17 November 2021   9 mnd oud
Increased rain runoff due to a changing climate has been impacting the coral reefs of the Dutch Caribbean, including  the coral reefs of Bonaire.

The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) expressed its concern to the Dutch Government about the lack of attention to the impacts of climate change in the Caribbean Netherlands. The Dutch Caribbean islands expect to face very..


Continue reading 29 October 2021   9 mnd oud

Will there ever be a Friesian Elfstedenstocht, or can we forget this? According to international research in Nature Geoscience, the chance is getting smaller. Globally, lakes are warming and ice days will decrease. “This warming..


Continue reading 19 October 2021   9 mnd oud
leadfoto van moseiken campus Wageningen University

Autumn colours are now gradually appearing in nature. Years of time-lapse videos from the GrowApp show that leaf colouring starts relatively late this year in The Netherlands. Cause: the warm September and the absence of night..


Continue reading 11 October 2021   10 mnd oud
Paardenbloempluis

Researchers from Naturalis would like to know whether plants quickly adapt to rapidly changing environments, such as urbanization. They use the dandelion as a model for this. Their aim is to find answers to questions such as: is..


Continue reading 11 September 2021   11 mnd oud

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