Preventing insect decline means taking immediate action

In an official advice issued, the French academy of sciences sounds the alarm about the decline of insects. CNRS News talked to Philippe Grandcolas, head of the ISYEB, and co-author of the scientific report that prompted the appeal. In an unprecedented advice and associated recommendations, the French academy of sciences published an alert about the loss of […]

Unfolding 40 million years of Asian steppe history

A French-Dutch team has reconstructed the evolution of the Central Asian steppe over the past 40 million years. This turbulent history, made up of major upheavals and mass extinctions, today serves as a warning: a new environmental crisis could irreversibly turn the region into a desert. From the northern foothills of the Tibetan plateau to […]