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February 6, 2016

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February 6, 2016

Feb. 1, 2016 — Humans are affecting nature to a greater and greater degree and this is contributing to the reduction of biodiversity globally. To better assess the consequences requires a better understanding of ... 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

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

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

How Will Climate Policy Affect Energy Access Goals?

Jan. 14, 2016 — Without new subsidies and policies to support increased energy access, new climate policies could push access to modern energy out of reach for millions in Asia. Currently, three billion people ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — A new study finds that urban crops in Seattle could only feed between 1 and 4 percent of the city's population, even if all viable backyard and public green spaces were converted to growing ... read more

From Poop to Power

Jan. 13, 2016 — What happens after you flush the toilet is becoming a big deal. In a new article, researchers propose a paradigm-shifting change in the treatment of wastewater, a shift they say could have a dramatic ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — A research team is looking at how adding alum as an amendment to poultry litter reduces ammonia and greenhouse gas concentrations and emissions, specifically carbon dioxide, in poultry ... read more

Grazing Towards Sustainability

Jan. 12, 2016 — The benefits of utilizing pasture and robust cows over high-yield, intensive systems will be the focus of a seminar. An important part of this work is the collaboration not just with scientists but ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — Efforts to find alternative sources of energy has more and more municipalities looking at biogas facilities designed to recycle food waste. But encouraging people to work harder to cut food waste ... read more

Anglers' Gear, Cooperation Affect Coral Reef Fisheries

Jan. 8, 2016 — Scientists studying a Caribbean fishing village are shedding new light on the social and ecological factors pressuring coral reef fisheries around the ... read more

Jan. 8, 2016 — The Northern Sea Route could be an attractive shipping route during Arctic ice-free periods; however, the decline in sea-ice extent could also cause severe weather phenomena, which could disturb ship ... read more

Jan. 7, 2016 — Advocates of huge hydroelectric dam projects on the Amazon, Congo, and Mekong river basins often overestimate economic benefits and underestimate far-reaching effects on biodiversity, according to a ... read more

Jan. 6, 2016 — In the quest for sustainable alternative energy and fuel sources, one viable solution may be the conversion of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into liquid fuels, say ... read more

Jan. 4, 2016 — Researchers have successfully demonstrated that desert sand from the UAE could be used in concentrated solar power (CSP) facilities to store thermal energy up to 1000°C. The research project called ... read more

Boosting Farm Yields to Restore Habitats Could Create Greenhouse Gas 'Sink'

Jan. 4, 2016 — Study using UK data is first to show raising farm yields and reclaiming 'spared' land for woodlands and wetlands could offset greenhouse gas produced by farming to meet national target of ... read more

Carnivore Hunting Policy and Science Don't Align, Researchers Find

Dec. 18, 2015 — An international group of biologists say that policies regulating the hunting of large carnivores do not always align with basic scientific data, which can undermine conservation ... read more

Dec. 18, 2015 — Scientists are studying interactions between the biodiversity of East Africa's Lake Tanganyika and the human communities that live around the ... read more

Dec. 18, 2015 — Policies aimed at protecting tropical forests in the Congo Basin may unexpectedly lead to increased deforestation and timber production, a new report ... read more

Dec. 17, 2015 — Renewable fuels from pyrolysis bio-oil has been created by researchers. Pyrolysis bio-oil is produced by rapidly heating the forest residues in an oxygen-free environment and then rapidly cooling the ... read more

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