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28/8/2014
Stephen Emmott's book on global ecological challenges is attracting much attention. The work is extremely short – perhaps about 15,000 words – and is in the form of notes that provide terse commentary on a series of graphs. It is little more than ...   
27/8/2014
The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate change. As with the polar bear, much of the threat to the coral species is because of future ...   
27/8/2014
Runaway growth in the emission of greenhouse gases is swamping all political efforts to deal with the problem, raising the risk of “severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts” over the coming decades, according to a draft of a major new United ...   
27/8/2014
A Pulitzer Prize winner and Harvard scientist has said that half of the Earth should be human-free and dedicated solely to the world’s wildlife in order to avoid mass extinction of species. Prominent biologist and two times Pulitzer ...   
26/8/2014
The effects of climate change will be “severe, pervasive and irreversible” within the next few decades if countries burn more than just one-quarter of the fossil fuel reserves already found, according to a major new U.N. draft report. Already, ...   
25/8/2014
Birds are the planet's superheroes, built for survival. The ice of Antarctica doesn't faze them. Nor does the heat of the tropics. They thrive in the desert, in swamps, on the open ocean, on sheer rock faces, on treeless tundra, atop ...   
23/8/2014
The connection between dust, allergies, and asthma is clear, but the link between the increasing problem of respiratory disease and climate change is not. The confusing lack of clarity around this issue is exacerbated by mixed messages from the ...   
23/8/2014
With climate change rearing its ugly head with extreme weather disasters pounding the globe, some people have been connecting the dots to the horrifying conclusion that there is yet another catastrophe underway with implications far exceeding ...   
21/8/2014
Birds singed in midair by a solar thermal power plant in the Mojave Desert — known as "streamers" for the smoke plume they emit — viscerally highlight the reality that the quest for energy almost always causes some form of environmental harm, ...   
16/8/2014
Climate change is altering the way some scientists are trying to save endangered plant and animal species from extinction. For nearly 100 years, conservationists have focused preservation efforts on maintaining species' historical ranges ...   
13/8/2014
Not long ago, my newspaper informed me that glaciers in the western Antarctic, undermined by the warmer seas of a hotter world, were collapsing, and their disappearance “now appears to be unstoppable.” The melting of these great ice sheets would ...   
13/8/2014
U.S. wildlife officials are withdrawing proposed protections for the snow-loving wolverine in a course reversal announced Tuesday that highlights lingering uncertainties over what a warming climate means for some temperature-sensitive ...   
8/8/2014
Penguin species are increasingly threatened by of a combination of manmade factors, including climate change and overfishing, a new study has found. The comprehensive review, which investigated the prospects of all penguin species, calls ...   
7/8/2014
Rising seas and melting polar ice caps and glaciers documented by impressive satellite imagery capture the attention of the news media and make headlines. ?Yet, the most consequential aspect of any change in climate, no matter the cause, receives ...   
1/8/2014
These are dark days for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. On 29 July, the last major regulatory hurdle facing the development of Australia’s largest coal mine was removed by Greg Hunt, minister for the environment. The Carmichael coal mine, owned ...   
30/7/2014
The state's plan to build a pair of 35-mile tunnels under the Delta would cause the extinction of winter-run Chinook salmon, steep declines in dozens of other species and devastate water quality in San Francisco Bay, an environmental group said ...   
28/7/2014
AMC’s “The Walking Dead” is at the top of the cultural zeitgeist these days, one of the most popular television series on the air. In the show, a virus has ravaged the Earth, killing most of humanity, with the dead corpses rising to terrorize the ...   
27/7/2014
Researchers meeting in Cameroon have warned that Africa could lose up to 30 percent of its animal and plant species by the end of the century because of global warming, population growth and unregulated development. It is mid-afternoon ...   
25/7/2014
Climate change appears to be pulling the ecological rug out from under a once-stable population of Antarctic fur seals. Their numbers on a remote island in the South Atlantic are falling, even though an increasing proportion of survivors are ...   
23/7/2014
A food shortage likely caused by climate change is shrinking a South Antarctic fur seal colony and changing the profile of its surviving members, researchers said Wednesday. South Georgia island's Antarctic fur seal pups have a lower ...   
21/7/2014
On Tuesday a prominent group of conservation scientists condemned the Australian government's recent moves to eliminate protections for native ecosystems, cut research funding, backtrack on commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and step ...   
19/7/2014
A witless remark by a single bureaucrat may be dooming America’s remaining wolverines to extinction.The specious crack by Noreen Walsh, the Rocky Mountain region director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, denies climate-change models ...   
16/7/2014
More than 30 percent of Borneo's rainforests have been destroyed over the past forty years due to fires, industrial logging, and the spread of plantations, finds a new study that provides the most comprehensive analysis of the island's forest ...   
12/7/2014
Shark fossil teeth recently found in the Arctic Ocean suggest that the predators, despite the rising salinity of Arctic waters, could cope with climate change, according to a new study. According to the International Union for ...   
9/7/2014
One peril of being human is that we often respond poorly to crises. I`m sure we all have examples--personal to global--where the heat of the moment pushed us in the wrong direction. Because we now face one of the worst droughts in California ...   

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