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February 14, 2016

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February 14, 2016

Feb. 9, 2016 — Many populations of African animal species have dramatically decreased or already disappeared altogether. A team of European researchers has now predicted hunting pressure for the Congo Basin and ... read more

New Science Helps Put Spotlight on Unseen Global Impacts

Feb. 4, 2016 — As the world grows more connected, 'out of sight, out of mind' looms as a perilous consequence of globalization. A sustainability scholar presents an integrated way to track the many ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — Over sixty soil experts have gone together and provided an up to date overview of European soil threats. The extensive report, which among other things provides information on the geographical spread ... read more

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

Jan. 29, 2016 — Conserving wildlife habitat sounds noble, but when it comes down to work or sacrifice, cold hard cash -- a decent amount of it -- goes a long ... read more

Jan. 26, 2016 — If environmentalists want to protect fragile ecosytems from landing in the hands of developers -- in the US and around the globe -- they should team up with ecotourists, according to a study. ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — Over-hunting large mammals in tropical forests could make climate change worse. Tropical forests worldwide store more than 460 billion tonnes of carbon. Researchers studied the impact of over-hunting ... read more

Land Management Could Help Wildlife Beat the Challenges Brought by Climate Change

Jan. 20, 2016 — Habitats could be controlled through various focused practices to help 'buffer' species against the worst effects of continued climate change, scientists have ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — Cold-blooded animals like lizards, insects and fish have a preferred body temperature range at which they hunt, eat, move quickly and reproduce. Fear that a warming climate will constrict this ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — New research centers around the diminutive regal damselfish, found in non-native waters in the southern Gulf of Mexico. Damselfish are some of the most beautiful fishes in the ocean, and that's ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — The tiny snapping shrimp's noisy habits could play a big role in reef ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — A modified or 'rapid' version of an existing wetland assessment tool can accurately assess the quality of wetlands, according to researchers. Using the rapid version of the tool, known as ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — Researchers have found clear evidence that communities rich in species are substantially healthier and more productive than those depleted of species, once complicating factors are ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — New research indicates an ongoing loss of ice on Niwot Ridge and the adjacent Green Lakes Valley in the high mountains west of Boulder is likely to progress as the climate continues to ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — Marine scientists are calling for a re-think of how marine protected areas are planned and coordinated, following a global assessment of the conservation of tropical corals and fishes. Researchers ... read more

Acidification Affects the Ability of Bacteria to Clean Our Oceans

Jan. 12, 2016 — Marine bacteria are heavily influenced by the ongoing ocean acidification caused by human emissions of carbon ... 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

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

Increased Legal Liabilities Limit Prescribed Fire Use for Brush Control

Jan. 7, 2016 — Private landowners and managers tend to shy away from the use of prescribed fire for maintaining rangeland and forest ecosystems in spite of the known benefits due to the potential liability factor, ... 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

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