Jacob Dykes

It’s surprisingly difficult to know why trees die, but understanding this natural process is critical for climate research 
The technology of mRNA-based vaccines – first approved for immunising against Covid-19 – can yield a new era in medicine, opening the doors for novel treatments for stubborn and neglected diseases 
Scientists are discovering that narwhal tusks reveal a great deal about how sea-ice loss and contamination in the Arctic is changing polar ecosystems
Climate change is bringing earlier, dangerous 'false springs', longer summers and shorter winters
A victory for conservation, South Africa has announced plans to reconsider its captive breeding and canned hunting practices of lions
With millions of lives at stake, scientists have accelerated research and its dissemination to tackle Covid-19. When we emerge from the pandemic, science, and our relationship with it, may never be the same again 
Millions of oysters have been rescued from the struggling shellfish trade for use in restorative aquaculture programmes 
Pressure is mounting on steelmakers to decarbonise, but it’s proving to be a particularly difficult industry to clean up
Although the fight is far from over, rhino poaching is in decline. Tough enforcement is part of the solution, but the power of grassroots conservation mustn’t be overlooked
History is littered with examples of fungi helping to digest the detritus and contaminants left by humans. New challenges could reinvigorate the field

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