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July 5, 2015

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July 5, 2015

Federal Agencies Lose Track of Endangered Species Protection Measures, Research Finds

June 18, 2015 — A researcher has found significant gaps in how public agencies keep track of endangered species agreements. These findings demonstrate key concerns with monitoring and enforcement of endangered ... read more

Better Way to Evaluate Conservation Policies Found by Researchers

June 16, 2015 — Protected forested areas in Brazil, Costa Rica, Indonesia and Thailand have prevented the release of more than 1,000 million additional tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, an economic service ... read more

Asian Economic Integration Means Huge Challenges for Trees, Farmers and Food Supply

June 8, 2015 — Ten Southeast Asian nations will form a single economic bloc at the end of 2015. Agroforestry, forestry and agricultural policies, implementation and law enforcement are lagging behind. The gap ... read more

June 3, 2015 — In an effort to shape policy, new research goes into finer detail to see whether or not national parks are really effective in preventing deforestation. For the study, the researchers focused on the ... read more

Forest-Based Bioenergy Policies Interlinked to National and EU Policies

June 2, 2015 — A study combined horizontal and vertical policy interactions with three policy layers: policy objectives, policy instruments and thematic elements in implementation. National bioenergy policies were ... read more

Pangolin Trade: Experts Urge Reforms to CITES

May 28, 2015 — New research by conservationists suggests that in order to manage trade-threatened species more effectively the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora needs ... read more

'Coolness' Motivates Young Suburban Drug Dealers Who Quit to Avoid Problems

May 11, 2015 — Young, white suburban drug dealers and stereotypical urban dealers are motivated to sell drugs for the same reason – to be “cool,” but when suburban dealers are exposed to extreme violence or ... read more

To Save an Entire Species, All You Need Is $1. 3 Million a Year

Mar. 16, 2015 — How much would you pay to save a species from becoming extinct? A thousand dollars, a 1 million or $10 million or more? A new study shows that a subset of species – in this case 841 to be exact – ... read more

Hunting, Birdwatching Boosts Conservation Action, Study Finds

Mar. 10, 2015 — What inspires people to support conservation? A new study provides one simple answer: bird watching and hunting. The contributions of individuals who identified as both bird watchers and hunters were ... read more

Mar. 9, 2015 — A community ecologist demonstrates important links between human health and the environment in the African savanna. Her fieldwork is a good example of researchers' continuing effort to ... read more

Mar. 5, 2015 — A team of scientists call attention to nine issues that must be considered if there is to be any hope of limiting the environmental impacts of the ongoing expansion of new roads, road improvements, ... read more

Mar. 5, 2015 — A heads-up to New York, Baltimore, Houston and Miami: a new study suggests that these metropolitan areas and others will increase their exposure to floods even in the absence of climate ... read more

Mar. 2, 2015 — In order to cope, conservation organizations need to adapt like the organisms they seek to protect, a new paper suggests, arguing that conservation organizations need to be bolder in their adaptation ... read more

Economic Models Provide Insights Into Global Sustainability Challenges

Feb. 26, 2015 — Using models that blend global economics, geography, ecology and environmental sciences is essential to understanding how changes in trade and natural systems in one part of the world affect those in ... read more

Feb. 25, 2015 — Streams within approximately 40 percent of the global land surface are at risk from the application of insecticides. These were the results from the first global map to be modeled on insecticide ... read more

Finding Winners and Losers in Global Land Use

Feb. 13, 2015 — An increasingly complex, interconnected world makes it difficult to study sustainability and figure out who the winners and losers ... read more

Unraveling the Complex Web of Global Food Trade

Feb. 11, 2015 — Growing global trade is critically important for providing food when and where it's needed -- but it makes it harder to link the benefits of food and the environmental burden of its production. ... read more

Feb. 6, 2015 — The transfer of 31 million acres of land managed by the federal government to Utah would hinder public land management reforms and harm the state, according to a newly released ... read more

Feb. 2, 2015 — Alarming evidence of an under-reported wild-meat crisis in the heart of Amazonia has been uncovered by researchers who interviewed households in two Brazilian 'prefrontier' cities -- cities ... read more

Renewable Energy Policies Drive Production of Southern Wood Pellets for Bioenergy

Jan. 30, 2015 — Policies in the European Union and elsewhere requiring the use of renewable and low greenhouse gas-emitting energy are driving demand for wood pellets used to generate bioenergy. This demand could ... read more

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