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May 29, 2015

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May 29, 2015

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

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. 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

Bird Watchers Help Federal Agencies Pinpoint Conservation Priorities

Jan. 29, 2015 — Migratory birds are a little like college students moving from home to school and back over the year. With each move they switch landlords, encountering new rules and different living conditions. ... read more

Urban Sprawl Promotes Worm Exchange Across Species

Jan. 28, 2015 — The complex exchange of parasitic worms between wildlife, rats and humans is a little more clear, thanks to new research. “We developed a model concept that allows us to link the probability of ... read more

Jan. 23, 2015 — In a new study to evaluate the Brazilian Soy Moratorium, researchers across the U.S. and Brazil show that the moratorium helped to drastically reduce the amount of deforestation linked to soy ... read more

Jan. 15, 2015 — Over the past 500 years, approximately 500 land-based animal species have gone the way of the dodo, becoming extinct as a result of human activity. In the ocean, where scientists count only 15 or so ... read more

Dec. 22, 2014 — The period of frozen ground has declined by an average of two or three weeks since 1948, research shows. During that time, wood harvests have shifted in years with more variability in freezing and ... read more

Compact Development Reduces Regional Air Pollution, May Harm Local Health, Risk Study Finds

Dec. 17, 2014 — As a stand-alone strategy, dense urban development may reduce regional air pollution such as particulate matter (PM), but such development may also increase PM-related local health problems. In ... read more

Dec. 18, 2014 — A new study released today presents powerful evidence that clearing trees not only spews carbon into the atmosphere, but also triggers major shifts in rainfall and increased temperatures worldwide ... read more

Dec. 15, 2014 — Researchers find that by clustering trees and homes on smaller lots, homeowners and developers can save money and improvement the ... read more

Dec. 10, 2014 — An analysis of 115 studies comparing organic and conventional farming finds that the crop yields of organic agriculture are higher than previously thought. Researchers also found that taking into ... read more

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