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February 10, 2016

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February 10, 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

Urban Sprawl Stunts Upward Mobility, Study Finds

Jan. 26, 2016 — A recent study tested the relationship between urban sprawl and upward mobility for metropolitan areas in the United States. The study examined potential pathways through which sprawl may have an ... 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

Conservation Benefits of Ecotourism: True or False?

Jan. 8, 2016 — Two American scientists highlighted the conservation benefits of ecotourism worldwide and said a recent research review citing the dangers of ecotourism to wildlife is premature and ... 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. 7, 2015 — The earth is facing a catastrophic species extinction crisis. The dominant approach to conservation has been to focus on protecting pristine environments, but new research from Australia demonstrates ... read more

Protecting Ocean Species

Dec. 3, 2015 — A new study offers strategic guidance on the placement of marine protected areas to meet global conservation goals. The research also shows that the United States ranks near the bottom in terms of ... read more

Town Planners Underestimate the Importance of Urban Green Spaces

Nov. 25, 2015 — Compact towns with high population density can have social, environmental, and economic benefits. The supply of high-density urban housing has increased, but people continue to choose to live in ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — A group of scientists has developed a three-point plan to ensure the world's protected areas meet new biodiversity targets set by the 193 signatory nations of the Convention on Biological ... read more

Assessing Ecosystem Services: Increasing the Impact on Decision Making

Nov. 5, 2015 — Assessments of ecosystem services, aiming at informing decisions on land management, are increasing in number around the globe, but only in a few cases recommendations are then applied by ... read more

Urban Environments Boost Pathogen Pressure on Honey Bees

Nov. 4, 2015 — Urban environments increase pathogen abundance in honey bees (Apis mellifera) and reduce honey bee survival, entomology researchers have found. The finding raises significant questions as urban areas ... read more

Rural-to-Urban Migration Associated With Negative Environmental Effects in Chinese Cities

Nov. 3, 2015 — A strong correlation has been found between the influx of labor migrants from rural to urban areas and negative environmental effects on those destination ... read more

Exploiting Renewable Energy While Allowing for Protecting Biodiversity

Oct. 29, 2015 — Global expansion of bioenergy possesses serious threats to biodiversity, whereas solar energy could have potential for power provision with limited impacts on biodiversity, say ... read more

Moving Towards a Sustainable Bioeconomy Requires New Methods, Tools to Support Evidence-Based Decision Making

Oct. 28, 2015 — Developing a sustainable bioeconomy is a prominent strategy in the current European policy. While this offers significant opportunities for the forest-based sector, it also poses challenges for ... read more

Researchers Work on Model to Help Restoration Managers With Decision-Making

Oct. 27, 2015 — It sounds rather simple: In order to restore the original high level of biodiversity in our rivers, they should be returned to their original state. Yet, researchers have determined it really is not ... read more

Antarctic Species Threatened by Willful Misinterpretation of Legal Treaty

Oct. 21, 2015 — Some countries argue that setting up marine protected areas in the Southern Ocean would interfere with their right to 'rational use' of natural ... read more

Oct. 19, 2015 — Larger protected areas, especially those in high population density regions, are more likely to undergo a downgrading, downsizing and degazettement (PADDD) event, suggests a new study. Protected ... read more

Ocean Protection Gaining Momentum, but Still Lags Progress Made on Land

Oct. 15, 2015 — Extraordinary progress in the past decade has brought 1.6 percent of the world's ocean to a category of 'strongly protected,' researchers say in a new analysis, but the accomplishments ... read more

Using, Sharing, New Technologies Is Key for Conservation

Oct. 5, 2015 — Scientists estimate that we are losing species at 1,000 times the natural background rate. New technologies are improving conservation efforts by making it easier, faster, and cheaper to monitor ... read more

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