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28/7/2014
As palm oil producers increasingly look to Africa’s tropical forests as suitable candidates for their next plantations, primate scientists are sounding the alarm about the destruction of ape habitat that can go hand in hand with oil palm ...   
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 ...   
20/7/2014
Long considered an unproductive hindrance to growth and development, peat swamp forests in Southeast Asia have been systematically cleared, drained and burned away to make room plantations and construction. Now, as alternating cycles of fires and ...   
20/7/2014
In a new oil field among the rolling hills near here, Chesapeake Energy limits truck traffic to avoid disturbing the breeding and nesting of a finicky bird called the greater sage grouse. To the west, on a gas field near Yellowstone National ...   
15/7/2014
It was just after lunch, Monday, November 8th 2010 when it all began. At the time, it was innocent enough; there were certainly no ill intentions. Yet, looking back, I now see it as the moment that kicked off the polarizing debate that today ...   
12/7/2014
High in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, mustard plants slumber through the winter in snow-covered meadows. When spring finally reveals these hardy perennials, the plants reach for the sky, unveiling tiny pink or white flowers. This ...   
10/7/2014
The future health of the world`s coral reefs and the animals that depend on them relies in part on the ability of one tiny symbiotic sea creature to get fat--and to be flexible about the type of algae it cooperates with. In the first ...   
7/7/2014
According to a leaked memo obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity, scientists with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have been ordered to reverse their own conclusions and withdraw last year’s proposal to protect American wolverines ...   
7/7/2014
‘Call me Victor,’ says the mustachioed scientist as he picks me up from the airport on a brisk, fall afternoon in Germany. Victor Smetacek is an esteemed marine biologist, but he’s decided to spend his golden years on an ambitious new pursuit. He ...   
21/6/2014
Federal land managers have approved an oil and gas project involving hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in a portion of northeast Nevada identified by state wildlife officials as essential habitat for the imperiled greater sage ...   
21/6/2014
People in Siberia must prepare to face frequent repeats of recent devastating floods as well as other natural disasters, scientists and ecologists are warning, amid growing evidence of the effects of global warming on one of the world’s most ...   
20/6/2014
Add your name to the growing list of people urging President Obama to protect the greater Yosemite ecosystem from post-fire salvage logging. In a warming world, we must act to foster a healthy regeneration of fire-affected forests and unroaded ...   
17/6/2014
Scientists have confirmed the function of a gene that controls the awakening of trees from winter dormancy, a discovery that may be the key to a world in which trees don't have to worry about adapting to warmer climates. The decade-long ...   
17/6/2014
While penguins have adapted to extremely cold weather, harsh winters are still difficult for populations especially when it comes to breeding and finding food. So with warming climates on the horizon, are penguin populations going to be better ...   
16/6/2014
Climate change is helping an inconspicuous sea moss animal spread rapidly in Antarctica, say scientists. The warmer temperatures have helped Fenestrulina rugula to thrive at the expense of other species. The sea is freezing less ...   
15/6/2014
Marine life in the UAE is facing man-made and natural stresses, but is recovering if not thriving. The country’s marine life is found in two completely different bodies of water -- to the north in the Arabian Gulf and to the east in the ...   
7/6/2014
The increased likelihood of El Nino could hit Singapore’s coral reefs hard, say nature lovers, who have already observed signs of coral bleaching on the reefs dotting the offshore islands. With temperatures expected to rise about 1°C on ...   
3/6/2014
ROME: Half of the world's forest species are at risk from climate change and farming, the United Nations warned on Tuesday, as it called for "urgent action" to manage them better.In its first global study of forest genetic resources, the ...   
1/6/2014
A rural county has joined an environmental group in challenging an oil and gas lease sale in central Nevada that could open 270 square miles of public land to hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking. Lander County and the Center ...   
27/5/2014
Scientists have discovered that the rapid spread of hybridization between a native species and an invasive species of trout in the wild is strongly linked to changes in climate. In the study, stream temperature warming over the past ...   
26/5/2014
The National Climate Assessment released recently highlights the impacts of climate change across the country, including on our coastal communities. Maine fishermen are already seeing the effect of warming waters and shifting species. Between ...   
26/5/2014
On May 21, the Brazilian government, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and partners announced the creation of a $215 million fund to ensure long-term protection of the world's largest network of protected areas — 150 million acres of the Brazilian Amazon ...   
26/5/2014
Barilla is an associate professor of creative writing at the University of South Carolina and the author of My Backyard Jungle: The Adventures of an Urban Wildlife Lover Who Turned His Yard into Habitat and Learned to Live with It. Until ...   
26/5/2014
Study on fish establishes a direct link between climate change and biodiversity loss A team of scientists claim to have directly linked climate change and biodiversity loss for the first time ever. Specifically, they say they found evidence ...   

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