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Probiotics use in mothers limits eczema in their babies, study finds

Probiotics use in mothers limits eczema in their babies. Women who drank milk with a probiotic supplement during and after their pregnancy cut the incidence of eczema in their children by almost half compared to mothers who drank a placebo, researchers have shown.

A World Without Coral Reefs

It’s past time to tell the truth about the state of the world’s coral reefs, the nurseries of tropical coastal fish stocks. They have become zombie ecosystems, neither dead nor truly alive in any functional sense, and on a trajectory to collapse within a human generation. There will be remnants here and there, but the global coral reef ecosystem — with its storehouse of biodiversity and fisheries supporting millions of the world’s poor — will cease to be.

bottle ecosystem with parts labeled, and how to make it. This would be wonderful for kids to see and understand what an ecosystem actually is.

Pictured here, an image from off of the small island of Airborek, in the Raja Ampat Islands of Indonesia’s West Papua Province. Raja Ampat lies in the heart of the Coral Triangle—the global epicenter of marine biodiversity. Within a 100-mile radius...

Photo by #jbrussell #panospictures for #everydayclimatechange and the #rainforestalliance A #fisherman pulls in a largely empty net in a landscape of devastated #mangroves along the banks of the #Soungrougrou River in the #Casamance region of #Senegal. Locals believe that drought and rising sea levels due to #climatechange have caused the salinization of the mangrove ecosystem which in turn destroys large swaths of mangrove forests with detrimental effects on biodiversity fish sticks and…

Coral fish biodiversity loss: Humankind could be responsible

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Photo by @BrianSkerry. A Batfish glides through the warm waters off of the Ogasawara Islands, Japan, feeding on plankton in the late day light filtering through the shallow sea. The Ogasawara Islands, 620 miles south of mainland Japan, are often referred to as the “Galápagos of the Orient” for their immense biological diversity. Want to have your #EarthDay photo published on NatGeo.com? Add #NatgeoEarthDay to your images and then check NatGeo.com on Earth Day, April 22nd…