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26/1/2015
In 2000, Gregory Stone, an oceanographer at the New England Aquarium, went diving in the Phoenix Islands, an uninhabited archipelago belonging to Kiribati in the remote central Pacific. The multi-colored reefs swarmed with sharks and other large ...   
26/1/2015
President Obama’s Administration moved to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, known as one of the most wild and remote areas in the world. The Department of the Interior announced yesterday the release of a conservation plan ...   
23/1/2015
It`s the worst nightmare of activists opposed to genetically modified crops: An errant GMO seed blows out of a wheat or corn field and breeds with a species in the wild or on a neighboring farm. The modified gene proliferates and spreads through ...   
22/1/2015
Climate change could make life more difficult for the world’s rarest chimpanzee subspecies, reported a team of scientists in the journal BMC Evolutionary Biology on Tuesday. The range of the Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes ...   
22/1/2015
Uttarakhand Governor Dr Krishan Kant Paul has called upon foresters to work towards bringing the degraded forests to life. Addressing the valedictory session of International Symposium on Transforming Mountain Forestry held at Forest ...   
21/1/2015
Last month, an estimated 350,000 liters of fuel oil spilled into the Sundarbans delta on the Bay of Bengal. An oil tanker that had collided with a cargo vessel on December 9th sank into the Shela River, spilling its oil into a protected sanctuary ...   
20/1/2015
USDA Wild red rice is hardier than cultivated varieties. As climate change advances, much more should be done to study, preserve, and take advantage of the biological diversity underpinning world food production, according to a new report by the ...   
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 ...   
16/1/2015
Through three-plus decades of reporting, I’ve been seeking ways to better mesh humanity’s infinite aspirations with life on a finite planet. (Do this Google search — “infinite aspirations” “finite planet” Revkin – to get the idea. Also read the ...   
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 ...   
10/1/2015
Urgent action must be taken to save Britain's forests from being devastated by a wave of new diseases brought by climate change and the global trade in plants, leading scientists have warned. Species such as oak, ash, Scots pine, larch, ...   
19/12/2014
Tropical herbivorous fish are beginning to expand their range into temperate waters - likely as a result of climate change - and a new international study documents the dramatic impact of the intrusion in the Mediterranean Sea. Temperate ...   
15/12/2014
The most dense store of carbon in Amazonia is not above ground in trees but below ground in peatlands, a study has calculated. An international team of researchers said their work, which uses satellite data and field measurements, ...   
13/12/2014
In the battle between native and invasive wetland plants, a new Duke University study finds climate change may tip the scales in favor of the invaders -- but it's going to be more a war of attrition than a frontal assault."Changing ...   
12/12/2014
Fights over salmon have raged for decades in the Pacific Northwest. Overfishing in the late 19th century, the proliferation of dams in Oregon and Washington in the 20th, and more recent ecological shifts have set tribes, conservationists and the ...   
10/12/2014
Invasive species are becoming more and more of a problem, especially as climate change warms parts of the Northern Hemisphere, making regions more habitable for invaders. This is particularly true for wetlands, a new study finds, where changing ...   
5/12/2014
Protecting biodiversity may be crucial for successfully storing carbon in forests, scientists say. A recent publication on Oryx - The International Journal of Conservation suggests that biodiversity loss –especially through hunting – will hinder ...   
3/12/2014
Arctic ringed seals (Phoca hispida hispida) could soon get a critical habitat more than twice the size of California within the Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort seas. Under rules (pdf) proposed this week by the National Marine Fisheries Service, the ...   
3/12/2014
For the past few years, an acrimonious debate has been ranging between two camps of conservationists. One faction advocates protecting nature for its intrinsic value. The other claims that if the degradation of the natural world is to be halted, ...   
27/11/2014
If humans are driving earth’s sixth great extinction event, coral reefs will be one of the first and most visible ecosystems to succumb. Scientists estimate that by 2050, the ocean could be largely devoid of reefs as climate change and our ...   
23/11/2014
One cold October day in 1968, I climbed out of a warm creek on the Yellowstone Plateau and came face to face with a huge grizzly. I froze, not knowing what to do. Since I was naked, my options were limited. I slowly turned my head and looked off ...   
22/11/2014
Fishing, logging, mining, agriculture and other activities to satisfy our growing appetite for resources are pushing wild species towards extinction. A species of Malaysian microsnail has been declared “extinct” in the latest Red List of ...   
26/10/2014
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has set a target of reducing emissions of greenhouse gases such as CO2. One way countries can meet their obligations is to switch energy production from the burning of fossil fuels to ...   
25/10/2014
Climate change may not pose a serious risk to plants in parts of Israel in the coming decades, according to an ecological study based on years of induced drought. The conclusion - the plants are tougher than the changes - runs counter to the ...   
19/10/2014
The Ebola epidemic besieging West Africa is perhaps the starkest warning yet that as we tear down forests, we open ourselves up to new strains of virulent disease. Among the key lessons from the current outbreak is that human-created pressures ...   

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