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This month, we feature articles on the emissions from food consumption, increasing human-wildlife conflict and the potential consequences of EU embargoes on Russian fossil fuels.


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  • Atmospheric methane concentrations are increasing and a process-based model now estimates greater methane emissions from wetlands since 2007 than previous studies. Substantial increases in 2020 and 2021 contributed to record-high growth rates in the atmospheric methane burden.

    • Zhen Zhang
    • Benjamin Poulter
    • Xin Li
    Brief Communication Open Access
  • Warming reduces the greenhouse gas sink of pristine wetlands. Here the authors show that carbon dioxide emissions increase in cryptogam sites at higher latitudes, while methane and nitrous oxide emissions are enhanced in vascular-plant-dominated permafrost wetlands.

    • Tao Bao
    • Gensuo Jia
    • Xiyan Xu
  • Using data on oxygen variability taken from 32 representative reef sites, the authors show that hypoxia is already common. Under future scenarios of ocean warming and deoxygenation, the duration, intensity and severity of hypoxia will increase, with nearly one-third of reefs experiencing severe hypoxia.

    • Ariel K. Pezner
    • Travis A. Courtney
    • Andreas J. Andersson
  • The authors investigate relationships between various soil stressors that exceed critical thresholds and the maintenance of ecosystem services. They show that multiple stressors crossing a high-level threshold reduces soil functioning and can be consistently used to predict ecosystem functioning.

    • Matthias C. Rillig
    • Marcel G. A. van der Heijden
    • Manuel Delgado-Baquerizo
    Article Open Access
  • Indigenous and Western knowledge ethically combined is uniquely suited to address ongoing climate challenges. To build an environment where Western and Indigenous knowledge systems thrive, funding institutions must value co-production of knowledge and be available to Indigenous experts.

    • Kimberley Miner
    • Leslie Canavera
    • James Rattlingleaf
  • The modern food industry is reshaping society and contributing to global warming. Mitigation efforts at different levels are needed to promote environmental and human health.


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