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July 25, 2016

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July 25, 2016

Protecting Ice Memory

July 21, 2016 — The project’s first mission to protect the world’s ice memory will be launched in France on 15 August, in the Mont Blanc massif. Researchers from the CNRS, the IRD and the Université Grenoble ... read more

July 14, 2016 — Levels of global biodiversity loss may negatively impact on ecosystem function and the sustainability of human ... read more

Closing Parts of the Ocean to Fishing Not Enough to Protect Marine Ecosystems

July 13, 2016 — Managing a country's entire fisheries is a better strategy than closing parts of the ocean to fishing, a new commentary argues. Marine protected areas have grown in popularity since the early ... read more

July 13, 2016 — Auto industry experts predict that more than 50 percent of cars on the road by 2020 will use a relatively new type of fuel-efficient engine. This transition, however, has raised questions about its ... read more

Health Issues Due to Sea Level Rise Impact Communities in South Florida

July 12, 2016 — The Florida Institute for Health Innovation released a report today on communities from Palm Beach to Key West with the greatest risk for adverse health effects of sea level rise and mapped zones ... read more

The True Cost of Crime, in Carbon Footprints

July 11, 2016 — Despite policy makers currently examining the economic and social impacts of crime, the environmental impacts have not, to date, been included, a new report ... read more

Climate Tipping Points: What Do They Mean for Society?

July 11, 2016 — The phrase "tipping point" passed its own tipping point and caught fire after author Malcolm Gladwell's so-named 2000 book. It's now frequently used in discussions about climate ... read more

When Kids Learn to Conserve Energy, Their Behavior Also Spreads to Parents

July 11, 2016 — Girl Scouts and their parents reported increases in energy-saving behaviors, such as turning off power strips at night and washing clothes in cold water, after the children participated in an ... read more

Report Identifies Ways to Boost Children's Quality of Life Through Outdoor Learning

July 10, 2016 — Outdoor learning can have a significant and positive impact on children's quality of life but needs to be introduced more formally into the school curriculum in order for its potential benefits ... read more

Preserving Forest Carbon Sinks Top of Donors' Climate Mitigation Agenda

July 7, 2016 — Developing countries with large carbon sinks and good governance tend to be the main destination for major green donors' climate mitigation funding, research shows. This study compared the ... read more

July 7, 2016 — Amphibians that tolerate higher temperatures are likely to fare better in a world affected by climate change, disease and habitat loss, according to two recent ... read more

June 30, 2016 — Engineers have created a new computer modeling package that people anywhere in the world could use to assess the potential of a stream for small-scale, 'run of river' hydropower, an option ... read more

June 29, 2016 — Researchers are giving the public its first look at the widespread use of herbicides on federal and tribal land in North America, and they urge land managers to better document ... read more

June 29, 2016 — Individual country pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions would need to be strengthened in order to limit future climate change to well below the 2 degrees Celsius limit included in the Paris ... read more

June 29, 2016 — Approximately 30 percent of current Adélie penguin colonies may be in decline by 2060, researchers predict, and approximately 60 percent may be in decline by 2099. The declines are associated with ... read more

June 28, 2016 — As oil palm production expands from Southeast Asia into Central Africa, a new study finds that converting Africa's forests into monoculture plantations could trigger significant carbon emissions ... read more

'Rule-Breaker' Forests in Andes, Amazon Revealed by Remote Spectral Sensing

June 27, 2016 — It turns out that forests in the Andean and western Amazonian regions of South America break long-understood rules about how ecosystems are put together, according to new research. The findings could ... read more

June 24, 2016 — Scientists have developed a revolutionary emissions abatement system that removes pollutants from exhaust gas to help the international shipping industry meet ambitious emissions ... read more

June 24, 2016 — As the solar industry booms, coal workers have the opportunity to pursue new work. A new study looks at what it takes to retrain underground skills for sunnier ... read more

June 24, 2016 — A team of scientists has for the first time attached a dollar value to several of the leading 'ecosystem services' -- or natural benefits -- provided by the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean, ... read more

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