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18/2/2015
Pollination is crucial to providing food security with 84% of European crops benefitting, at least in part, from insect pollination and 78% of temperate wildflowers needing biotic pollination. An estimated ~10% of the total economic value of ...   
18/2/2015
After decades of obscurity, Paleo is now one of the fastest-growing diet trends. A 2013 survey found that one percent of Americans eat Paleo, which is based on the premise that our diets should be based on animals and plants, the way we ate when ...   
18/2/2015
Last month, a group of marine experts -- including lead author Douglas McCauley, an ecologist at the University of California, Santa Barbara -- published a groundbreaking study in the journal Science that delivered a sobering message: The world’s ...   
16/2/2015
For most of us, the Arctic is not at the front of our minds. We view it as cold, stark, and, most importantly, distant. Yet, even in an age of vast ecological upheaval, one could argue that no biome in the world is changing so rapidly or so ...   
15/2/2015
The ecosystems of the Adriatic Sea have weathered natural climate shifts for 125,000 years, but humans could be rapidly altering this historically stable biodiversity hot spot, a University of Florida study says. The study details a ...   
15/2/2015
Researchers at Oxford University have compiled a “scientific assessment about the possibility of oblivion”. The scientists from the Global Challenges Foundation and the Future of Humanity Institute used their research to draw up a list ...   
14/2/2015
Pennsylvania vs. climate change | Photo, Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Slowly but surely, Lyme disease has reached near epidemic proportions in Pennsylvania. Twenty years ago, most of us never heard of Lyme disease. Now, most of us know someone who has had it and many of us have had it as well. Ticks not only are ...   
3/2/2015
A new genre of hyphenated fiction has emerged out of the melting ice caps. "Cli-fi," short for "climate fiction," pits man against the extremes of a changing environment. "Cli-fi" movies have already clobbered the box office, with recent hits ...   
3/2/2015
American pikas, a pint-sized rabbit relative, are quickly losing their California mountain habitat to climate change, according to new research. These cute creatures have demonstrated their incredible resilience in the face of danger, ...   
2/2/2015
Scientists are having trouble convincing the public that people are changing the climate. A Pew Research Center survey, released last week as part of a broader report on science and society, found that only 50 percent of Americans ...   
1/2/2015
ARUN RATH, HOST:A recent report on the health of the oceans includes some welcome good news. Ocean habitats seem to be in pretty good shape, at least compared to things on land. Douglas McCauley is an ecologist at UC Santa Barbara and a ...   
30/1/2015
He's sitting behind a wooden table piled with a dozen tilapia and Nile perch at the market in Katoro, a roadside town in northern Tanzania. The fish--a staple of the Tanzanian diet--came in that morning from Lake Victoria, an hour's drive north. ...   
20/1/2015
Maintaining genetic diversity within the world’s food supply is vital to ensuring that humankind can preserve crop yields and adapt to climate change, however, a warming world places diversity at risk, a paper from the UN’s Food and Agriculture ...   
18/1/2015
It was no surprise, but on Friday both NASA and NOAA announced that last year-2014-was the warmest on record. The year bested out both previous record holders, 2005 and 2010. According to NOAA, 2014 was 0.69 degrees Celsius (1.24 degrees ...   
17/1/2015
Last year was the hottest on earth since record-keeping began in 1880, scientists reported on Friday, underscoring warnings about the risks of runaway greenhouse gas emissions and undermining claims by climate change contrarians that global ...   
16/1/2015
It`s not often that the climate change deniers get clobbered three times in just two days. But that`s what happened with the release of a trio of new studies that ought to serve as solid body blows to the fading but persistent fiction that ...   
16/1/2015
Human activities have "dangerously compromised" four of the nine processes that are crucial to maintaining the stability of the planet, warns an international team of researchers . In a study published online today, the 18 authors, from ...   
16/1/2015
A team of scientists, in a groundbreaking analysis of data from hundreds of sources, has concluded that humans are on the verge of causing unprecedented damage to the oceans and the animals living in them.“We may be sitting on a precipice ...   
15/1/2015
Climate change and high rates of extinctions of animals and plants are pushing the Earth into a danger zone for humanity, said a scientific report card about mankind`s impact on nature. In a new study published in the journal Science, an ...   
15/1/2015
Early one December morning, Chris Langdon, a biological oceanographer at the University of Miami, zipped up his wet suit and dropped overboard just off Key Largo to inspect a section of Florida's ailing coral reef. His living "laboratory," 15 ...   
14/1/2015
Although most of us worry about other things, climate scientists have become increasingly worried about the survival of civilization. For example, Lonnie Thompson, who received the U.S. National Medal of Science in 2010, said that virtually all ...   
22/12/2014
Researchers have found that a Rocky Mountain mustard plant alters its physical appearance and flowering time in response to different environmental conditions, suggesting some species can quickly shape-shift to cope with climate change without ...   
21/12/2014
We were just trying to help. Turns out the efforts of humankind to save beavers from extinction over the past century have had an eco-unfriendly side effect: The animals, whose population has rebounded, are contributing to climate change, ...   
18/12/2014
Palm oil — that nearly ubiquitous ingredient found in processed foods, hygiene products and cosmetics — fuels air and water pollution, climate change, extinction and human rights violations. A multi-billion-dollar industry, “big palm” has the ...   

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