• Quenching Jordan’s thirsty future

    Ambitious interventions are needed to address Jordan’s water shortages, but experts are cautious about what can realistically be done.  

    12 April 2021; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2021.34

  • Tracking peregrine falcon flight paths

    Climate has had a historical impact on falcon migration routes, while genetic factors influence migratory distances.

    5 March 2021; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2021.23

  • Sawfish are swimming out of time

    Predictions indicate that sawfish are nearer to extinction than previously thought.

    22 February 2021; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2021.17

  • Marine life drowned in manmade sound

    Noise pollution can be as damaging to marine life as its chemical counterpart, but also offers easier opportunities for remediation if policymakers move quickly.

    9 February 2021; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2021.11

  • Reconstructing the end of an ecosystem

    Shifting atmospheric conditions contributed to the desertification of mangrove ecosystems along the Omani coast.

    22 January 2021; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2021.6

  • Taking flight into carbon-neutral industry

    A method that converts carbon dioxide directly into liquid hydrocarbon fuel could pave the way to carbon-neutral air travel.

    13 January 2021; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2021.4

  • Keeping fisheries sustainable

    Using a variety of management measures cumulatively helps maintain fishery sustainability, but approaches must be tailored for local biological and socioeconomic contexts.

    11 January 2021; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2021.1

  • Safaa Kumari: Nurturing seeds of hope

    The BBC has recognized the work of a Syrian plant virologist, whose research is saving the fava bean from a deadly virus.

    3 December 2020; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2020.126

  • Tracking the triggers for an epic dust storm

    The unusual weather conditions that produced a historic Saharan dust storm may be tied in part to the impact of global warming on Arctic sea ice.

    1 December 2020; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2020.125

  • How atmospheric events break the ice

    Streams of warm air flowing from tropical storm systems directly contribute to the melting of Antarctic sea ice.

    11 November 2020; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2020.120

  • Saving Syria’s seed bank

    International collaborations rescue a seed heritage from the ravages of war.

    10 November 2020; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2020.118

  • Climate change affecting Arctic animal behaviour

    The first Arctic-focused collection of animal tracking studies reveals variations in wildlife migration, reproduction and daily movements.

    6 November 2020; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2020.117

  • Getting to the core of coral bleaching

    Heat stress combined with an upwelling of nutrients from the sea floor triggered a massive Red Sea coral bleaching in 2015.

    3 September 2020; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2020.91

  • Refining Earth history records

    Study clarifies the chronology of geochemical events that occurred about 570 million years ago.

    8 July 2020; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2020.74

  • Ancient echoes in a climate of change

    People in Arabia adapted to extreme climate changes over the past 12,000 years with a flexibility perhaps needed for our future.

    7 April 2020; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2020.48

  • Fossils tell tale of wetter Sahara

    Hunter-gatherers and nomadic herders in the Libyan Sahara ate a large amount of fish some 10,000 years ago.

    19 February 2020; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2020.28