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21/3/2015
It's no secret that human activity is transforming our world. For example, increasing development for agriculture or new communities is shrinking forest habitats, and new research shows that this is having a significant impact on global ...   
20/3/2015
Farms, roads and towns are fast slicing up the world's wilderness, leaving 70 percent of the world's remaining forested land less than one km (half a mile) from a forest edge, a U.S.-led study showed on Friday. The report, by two dozen ...   
15/3/2015
As humans accelerate our impact on the earth and on ourselves, will 50,000 years of self-evolution both destroy and save us?
Humans may be approaching a dodo moment of truth, a nexus ...   
12/3/2015
Willow and cottonwood trees, verdant with springtime foliage, draped over the shallow Aravaipa Creek in mid-February as if forsaking any notion of winter. The blooming trees and abundant plant life, along with rare species of desert ...   
9/3/2015
Another Canadian National oil train derailed and caught fire early Saturday in Ontario near the town of Gogama, about 600 kilometers (372 miles) north of Toronto. It was the second such incident in Ontario and the fourth in North America since ...   
28/2/2015
A study of how climate change has affected emperor penguins over the last 30,000 years found that only three populations may have survived during the last ice age, and that the Ross Sea in Antarctica was likely the refuge for one of these ...   
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
Selective logging is causing long-term changes to tropical forests in Africa by facilitating the growth of weeds and vines, which reduces plant diversity and diminishes carbon storage, reports a new paper published in the journal Ecological ...   
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 ...   
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 ...   

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