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February 6, 2016

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February 6, 2016

Feb. 2, 2016 — Conservation efforts are designed to restrict activities in protected areas, but the restrictions can have unintended consequences. A researcher examined the results of a multi-million dollar ... read more

US Forest Service Releases Findings on the Effects of Drought for Forests, Rangelands

Feb. 1, 2016 — The US Forest Service has released a new report that provides a national assessment of peer-reviewed scientific research on the impacts of drought on US forests and rangelands. This report will help ... read more

New Tool for Gauging Public Opinion Reveals Skepticism of Climate Engineering

Feb. 1, 2016 — Members of the public find the risks of climate engineering technology more likely than any of the benefits, according to an article. Such research is crucial because even if the goal of reducing ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — A peer-reviewed self-assessment that shows the standards of the United States fishery management system under the Magnuson-Stevens Act exceed the criteria of the United Nation's Food and ... read more

Mid-Atlantic States Present Ocean Data Products

Jan. 29, 2016 — The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO), a five state partnership of New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia, has released an ambitious and wide-ranging set of ... read more

Survey Shows Aussies' Love and Concern for Great Barrier Reef

Jan. 29, 2016 — More than three quarters of Australians regard the Great Barrier Reef as part of their national identity and nearly 90 percent believe it is under threat from climate change, a new report ... read more

Jan. 27, 2016 — The world remains perilously close to a nuclear disaster or catastrophic climate change that could devastate humanity, according to Stanford experts and California Governor Jerry Brown, who were on ... read more

Capitalize on 'Life Transitions' to Instill Better Environmental Behaviors

Jan. 27, 2016 — House moves or a change of job provide an idea 'window of opportunity' to promote more sustainable behaviors, according to a new psychology ... read more

Jan. 21, 2016 — The Paris Agreement of the UN climate change conference is deemed a historic step for climate protection, but its success depends on rapid implementations. The consequences of delaying global carbon ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — A deadly fungus causing population crashes in wild European salamanders could emerge in the United States and threaten already declining amphibians, according to a new ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — New research has quantified the change in regional extremes in a world where global average temperatures have risen by two degrees ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — Earth's 2015 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — The Tibetan Plateau has long been seen as a “hotspot” for international environmental research, and there have been fears that water supplies in the major Asian rivers would drastically decline ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — A new method is being applied to determine whether specific climate impacts can be traced to human-caused emissions. The past century has seen a 0.8°C (1.4°F) increase in average global ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — Half of the global ocean heat content increase since 1865 has occurred over the past two decades, researchers have concluded. Changes in ocean heat storage are important because the ocean absorbs ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — Countries drastically underreport the number of fish caught worldwide, according to a new study, and the numbers obscure a significant decline in the total ... read more

Environmental Policy Behind Imbalance in Phosphorus, Nitrogen Levels of the North Sea

Jan. 18, 2016 — European measures aimed at improving water quality through the reduction of nitrogen and phosphorus loads in the North Sea have resulted in an imbalance of these two nutrients in surface waters, new ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — Researchers have found clear evidence that communities rich in species are substantially healthier and more productive than those depleted of species, once complicating factors are ... read more

New Tool to Map Fishing Activities in Europe

Jan. 14, 2016 — A new tool provides detailed maps of high intensity fisheries areas in 2014-2015 in Europe, for the first time. Thanks to tracking data of fishing vessels, it is possible to derive information about ... read more

Northwest Atlantic Ocean May Get Warmer, Sooner

Jan. 14, 2016 — Future warming of ocean waters off the Northeastern US may be greater and occur at an even faster rate than previously projected, new research suggests. These findings, based on output from four ... read more

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