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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 ...   
13/10/2014
At the crack of dawn on an early winter morning, Double G’s restaurant in Paducah, Texas, would typically be bustling with hunters loading up on sausage, eggs and black coffee before they head out into the grasslands with their shotguns and ...   
12/10/2014
Sydney octopuses heading south as Tasmanian waters warm | Photo, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Sydney octopuses were usually found between southern Queensland and southern NSW. A Tasmanian researcher has found octopuses from Sydney are reproducing in Tasmanian waters. The common Sydney octopus was thought to have migrated ...   
9/10/2014
A great number of coral populations across the globe have been steadily declining due to the adverse effects of climate change. The NOAA even recently recognized 20 different types of coral as threatened species due to notable decline. However, ...   
9/10/2014
A strip of rainforest running along the northwestern Ecuadorian coast and up through Colombia is one of the most biodiverse places in the world. Yet, less than 10 percent of Ecuador’s portion remains intact, with more forest lost every year to ...   
9/10/2014
Rising carbon dioxide emissions are altering the pH levels of the ocean, with dramatic consequences for the marine environment and the people who depend on it, a group of British scientists has said. Experts from the Heriot-Watt ...   
8/10/2014
Certain types of corals, invertebrates of the sea that have been on Earth for millions of years, appear to have found a way to survive some of their most destructive threats by attaching to and growing under mangrove roots. Scientists ...   
8/10/2014
OCEAN ACIDIFICATION has risen by a quarter since pre-industrial times as a result of rising carbon emissions, casting a shadow over the seas as a future source of food, scientists warned on Wednesday.In the past two centuries, the sea's ...   
8/10/2014
Ocean acidification will cost the world economy over $1tr annually by 2100, according to a UN report released this week. Changing the composition of the world's oceans will undermine a variety of commercial operations, it said. Published ...   
30/9/2014
The number of wild animals living on the planet has halved over the past four decades because of unsustainable consumption and reckless human activities that have destroyed habitats, according to the latest figures from WWF and the Zoological ...   
23/9/2014
Liberia is to become the first nation in Africa to completely stop cutting down its trees in return for development aid. Norway will pay the impoverished West African country $150m (£91.4m) to stop deforestation by 2020. There ...   
20/9/2014
With milder winters sparking a surge in deer ticks, park rangers now duct-tape their ankles while combing the wilds of Acadia, where native flowers are disappearing at alarming rates and invasive species are thriving. Along the rocky ...   
18/9/2014
On a frigid day last February, Maren Friesen drove eight hours across snow-covered plains to Centralia, Pennsylvania. A fire ignited a seam of coal below the town in 1962, and more than 60 years later it's still smoldering away underground. The ...   
14/9/2014
Marine losers abound in the hustling currents of warming and acidifying oceans. Trying to figure out which types of sea life, particularly those that form calcium carbonate-rich cells and exoskeletons, such as some plankton, corals, and ...   
14/9/2014
Climate change remains a hot topic, but it's hard to ignore the fact that things are getting warmer. Any trees you plant this autumn should still be giving pleasure in 2050, when they could be living in the kind of temperatures now found five ...   
10/9/2014
Earlier this summer, I was invited to write an essay on humanity’s troubled relationship with the changing atmosphere for a special issue of Audubon Magazine centered on the Audubon Society’s comprehensive new report on birds in a changing ...   
10/9/2014
Iconic North American birds like the bald eagle and brown pelican are among hundreds of mankind's feathered friends facing threats to their survival due to climate change, researchers said Tuesday. More than half of birds in the United ...   
7/9/2014
Millions of people could in future face starvation as an indirect result of the violent turmoil in the Middle East which has the highest concentration of wild crop plants needed to produce new food varieties, scientists said. Civil wars ...   
4/9/2014
Climate change has been blamed for the rapid decrease in coral cover in the Caribbean over the past few decades. But new research suggests the effects of pollution and overfishing may have been underrated. This is good news, experts say, because ...   
3/9/2014
Federal authorities are considering new regulations to rid the ocean of more pollutants as a means of saving the orange clownfish made famous in the Disney movie "Finding Nemo." The National Marine Fisheries Service said it`s mulling ...   
3/9/2014
The orange clownfish -- the striped reef dweller made popular by the Disney cartoon character Nemo -- may warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act because of ocean acidificiation and potential over-harvesting for the aquarium ...   
2/9/2014
Talk with leaders from Imperial County and you’ll hear a clear message: Time is running out to save the Salton Sea, the accidental desert lake whose receding shores pose a growing hazard for the wildlife and people who live nearby. This ...   
22/8/2014
This is the second part of series examining the impact of forest loss on Siberian tigers. Part I discussed overall forest loss in the region and its major drivers. The very fact that there are Siberian tigers in the world today is ...   
18/8/2014
New research indicates older species of coral have more of what it takes to survive a warming and increasingly polluted climate, according to biologists from the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Puerto Rico – ...   
14/8/2014
Sea otters aren’t just unbearably cute; they’re also emerging as key players in keeping the oceans healthy in a warming world, according to new scientific research.Think of sea otters as the park rangers of coastal kelp forests. The ...   

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