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22/6/2015
Native wildflowers in California are losing species diversity after multiple years of drier winters, according to a study from the University of California, Davis, which provides the first direct evidence of climate change impacts in the state's ...   
11/6/2015
As humans continue to release harmful fossil fuels into the air, the Earth's oceans are absorbing more and more atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2). Consequently, in a process known as ocean acidification, this CO2 reacts with water molecules and ...   
8/6/2015
Bolivia's government, supported by some small and most large producers, pushes to expand agricultural lands at the expense of the nation's environment. In April 2015, small-scale Bolivian farmers who painstakingly work the land as their ...   
8/6/2015
There`s so much confusion about California`s drought, and a lot of my colleagues in the media, I`m sorry to say, have been amplifying that confusion. The proliferation of stories showing how much water various food products use implies that ...   
7/6/2015
A Texas company whose ruptured pipeline created the largest coastal oil spill in California in 25 years had assured the government that a break in the line, while possible, was “extremely unlikely”. The company also said state-of-the-art ...   
7/6/2015
As the ocean absorbs atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) released by the burning of fossil fuels, its chemistry is changing. The CO2 reacts with water molecules, lowering the ocean's pH in a process known as ocean acidification. This process also ...   
2/6/2015
Continued warming of the Earth’s oceans over the next century could trigger disruptions to marine life on a scale not seen in the last 3 million years, scientists warn in a study released Monday. The changes could include extinctions of ...   
1/6/2015
Only purebred dogs are allowed to compete at the Westminster Kennel Club's annual dog show. "The basic purpose of dog shows is to facilitate the evaluation of breeding stock for use in producing the next generations,' the organization's ...   
29/5/2015
Climate change scientists have known for years that rising temperatures affect sea creatures, from the biggest fish to the microscopic plankton at the base of the ocean food chain. Now, a four-year expedition that sampled microbes from across the ...   
29/5/2015
Sabah, a state in Malaysian Borneo, is weighing a proposal to produce only palm oil certified under the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), an eco-certification initiative, by 2025. The move, if approved, would represent the first time a ...   
27/5/2015
The number of known plankton species floating in our oceans has increased ten-fold thanks to an international study aiming to understand the impact of climate change. Scientists from the Tara Oceans initiative say that this is a first ...   
25/5/2015
You know the old saying: Location, location, location? It turns out that it applies to the Amazon rainforest, too. New work from Carnegie's Greg Asner illustrates a hidden tapestry of chemical variation across the lowland Peruvian Amazon, with ...   
22/5/2015
If we don't drown or suffocate first, it's a very real possibility that life on earth will starve to death as climate change ravages planet Earth. Though it serves as the background story for Christopher Nolan's film Interstellar, the ...   
21/5/2015
Thousands of gallons of oil have flown into the ocean and on the beach near Santa Barbara on Tuesday, after a pipeline rupture. Environmentalists and citizens fear the impact of the spill on the ecosystem and tourism. Up to 105,000 ...   
20/5/2015
For the first time, scientists at the Senckenberg Research Center for Biodiversity and Climate and the Research Institute Senckenberg in Gelnhausen have modeled the effects of land use changes on the species diversity in rivers and streams. Their ...   
20/5/2015
As global warming progresses, look for increasing expanses of majestic forests worldwide to become short and scrubby. That is the implication of a new study that applies a well-established principle of fluid flow to the inner workings of ...   
19/5/2015
Cold-blooded animals can tolerate body temperatures only a few degrees above their normal high temperatures before they overheat, which could be a problem as the planet itself warms, according to San Francisco State University ...   
8/5/2015
Forests could help alleviate global hunger, according to a new report released Wednesday during the United Nations Forum on Forests in New York. It's a bold claim, and the report, published by the International Union of Forest Research ...   
30/4/2015
The U.S. currently has 59 national parks, protecting more than 210,000 square miles of land with several more public lands being preserved on state and local levels. Very few national parks are large enough to contain ecosystems. Problems such as ...   
28/4/2015
Within the botanical menagerie that makes up the Amazon rainforest, which is so important it's frequently dubbed the "lungs of the planet,' scientists have pinpointed a small number of tree species that are doing the heaviest breathing as they ...   
21/4/2015
How is it that in a year stuffed with conferences on environment and human development, from climate talks in Paris and on new development goals in New York, those actually trying to save the environment are at best dismissed as enemies of ...   
21/4/2015
Over the past 450 million years, life on Earth has been devastated by five mass extinction events that are widely recognised by geologists.Now, an international team of researchers proposes adding a sixth mass extinction to the ...   
21/4/2015
A herd of tule elk move warily along a California coastal hill as a herd of Black Angus cattle graze nearby. Despite the apparent peaceful coexistence, the animals are at the center of a battle for precious grasslands reduced by the state's ...   
16/4/2015
Climate change could be affecting the quality of acorn crops from the UK’s oak trees, the Woodland Trust has said. Research using data recorded by members of the public for the trust’s Nature’s Calendar survey of the changing seasons has ...   
11/4/2015
According to the Seattle Times, the groups that petitioned to protect the yellow cedar are pleased with the announcement, which came on Thursday. The decision is great news for the Tongass National Forest and for yellow cedar, said ...   

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