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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 ...   
11/8/2014
When scientists publish an analysis of the impacts of climate change on species, ecosystems and people, the language used can sound terribly distant and cold. In truth, the tone of these studies reflects the tone of science but not the feelings ...   
11/8/2014
For some, the irony is almost too much to bear. While Congress is eager to fund a $2 billion expedition to search for oceans beneath Europa, some 95% of Earth's oceans are unexplored. Given the role of oceans in regulating climate, and their ...   
6/8/2014
Our power plants and cars have pumped so much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere that the oceans are becoming more acidic. Something like a quarter of our carbon dioxide pollution dissolves into the seas, where it reacts with water:CO2 ...   
5/8/2014
Ecologists may be underestimating the impact of logging in old-growth tropical forests by failing to account for subtleties in how different animal groups respond to the intensity of timber extraction, argues a paper published today in the ...   
3/8/2014
The nation’s largest environmental group is earning money from an oil well on land it controls in Texas, despite pledging a decade ago not to permit new oil and gas drilling on land supposedly set aside for conservation.That revelation is ...   
29/7/2014
Yasuni National park has been in the conservation spotlight in recent years, with oil drilling threatening the forests and wildlife of this biodiversity hotspot. Recently, disturbance in the park may have ramped up, with satellite data showing a ...   
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 ...   

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