Environmental impact

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  • News and Views |

    Warm conditions in the Arctic Ocean have been linked to cold mid-latitude winters. Observations and simulations suggest that warm Arctic anomalies lead to a dip in CO2 uptake capacity in North American ecosystems and to low crop productivity.

    • Ana Bastos
  • Correspondence |

    • C. L. Van Dover
    • , J. A. Ardron
    • , E. Escobar
    • , M. Gianni
    • , K. M. Gjerde
    • , A. Jaeckel
    • , D. O. B. Jones
    • , L. A. Levin
    • , H. J. Niner
    • , L. Pendleton
    • , C. R. Smith
    • , T. Thiele
    • , P. J. Turner
    • , L. Watling
    •  & P. P. E. Weaver
    Nature Geoscience 10, 464–465
  • Comments and Opinion |

    Despite projections of a severe extinction event, a window of opportunity is now open for a mix of policies to avoid biodiversity collapse in the Cerrado hotspot.

    • Bernardo B. N. Strassburg
    • , Thomas Brooks
    • , Rafael Feltran-Barbieri
    • , Alvaro Iribarrem
    • , Renato Crouzeilles
    • , Rafael Loyola
    • , Agnieszka E. Latawiec
    • , Francisco J. B. Oliveira Filho
    • , Carlos A. de M. Scaramuzza
    • , Fabio R. Scarano
    • , Britaldo Soares-Filho
    •  & Andrew Balmford
  • Comments and Opinion |

    Clearing up after natural disturbances may not always be beneficial for the environment. We argue that a radical change is needed in the way ecosystems are managed; one that acknowledges the important role of disturbance dynamics.

    • David Lindenmayer
    • , Simon Thorn
    •  & Sam Banks