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Missing Terns on Machias Seal Island Baffle Researchers

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June 19, 2013
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For 150 years, terns have always come back to Machias Seal Island, but researchers are trying to find out why they are no longer returning to the tiny island located between New Brunswick and Maine.


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Deutsche Welle (Mar. 10, 2013) — Can ecologically sound forestry be carried out in the tropics? Scientists from the Forest Stewardship Council say it can. They have developed criteria for the sustainable cultivation and trade in tropical timber. The FSC seal of certification is a visible sign of compliance with their principles. Companies that do business according to the standards of sustainable forestry can mark their products with it. Customers in Germany, for instance, can check to see what kind of wood they are buying, and trace its origin. But the seal has sparked debate. Various environmental protection organizations are strictly for or against it, with comments ranging from "exemplary" to "completely misguided." Tomorrow Today explains how the FSC's monitoring system works, and whether its seal can really be trusted.
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Environmental Research: Sustainability in the Rainforest

Environmental Research: Sustainability in the Rainforest

Deutsche Welle (Aug. 19, 2013) — Can ecologically sound forestry be carried out in the tropics? Scientists from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) say it can. They have developed criteria for the sustainable cultivation and trade in tropical timber. The FSC seal of certification is a visible sign of compliance with their principles. Companies that do business according to the standards of sustainable forestry can mark their products with it. Customers in Germany, for instance, can check to see what kind of wood they are buying, and trace its origin. But the seal has sparked debate. Various environmental protection organizations are strictly for or against it, with comments ranging from "exemplary to "completely misguided. Tomorrow Today explains how the FSC's monitoring system works, and whether its seal can really be trusted.
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Wind Power a New Course for Heligoland Part 1

Wind Power a New Course for Heligoland Part 1

Deutsche Welle (Oct. 1, 2013) — Heligoland is Germany's only high-sea island, located in the middle of the North Sea. Until now, islanders relied on income from tourism. But now the idyllic island is undergoing transformation: to become the worlds "first offshore service island. It's meant to serve as a base for people involved in the construction and maintenance of wind farms being built just a few kilometers off the coast of Heligoland. Carmen Meyer and Grit Hofmann tell us about fascinating offshore technology and the changes taking place on the picturesque island of Heligoland.
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Bee Concern Over Hive Havoc

Bee Concern Over Hive Havoc

AP (Aug. 8, 2012) — Bee Colony Collapse Disorder continues to baffle scientists and beekeepers as focused research seeks answers.
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