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February 26, 2017

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February 26, 2017

Feb. 22, 2017 — A new report released today presents the first global map of transshipment, a major pathway for illegally caught and unreported fish to enter the seafood market. Also associated with drug smuggling ... read more

Reduction of Energy Consumption and Carbon Dioxide Emissions: Promotion or Steering?

Feb. 22, 2017 — Policy interventions to reduce energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions have a variety of effects on the economy and on households. A study has provided the first detailed impact assessment of ... read more

Unsung Hero of Science: Assessment

Feb. 20, 2017 — Assessment adds enormous value to the scientific landscape, creating foundations for government and ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — Researchers analyzed 15 policy decisions worldwide, with outcomes ranging from new coastal preservation laws to improved species protections, to produce the first quantitative analysis of how ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — Roads are causing rapid evolutionary change in wild populations of plants and animals according to a new paper. The study looks at the evolutionary changes that are being caused by the way roads ... read more

Whale-Ship Collisions

Feb. 16, 2017 — Scientists and government officials met at the United Nations today to consider possible solutions to a global problem: how to protect whale species in their most important marine habitats that ... read more

Risk of Rapid North Atlantic Cooling in 21st Century Greater Than Previously Estimated

Feb. 15, 2017 — The possibility of major climate change in the Atlantic region has long been recognized and has even been the subject of a Hollywood movie: The Day After Tomorrow. To evaluate the risk of such ... read more

Impact of Climate Change on Mammals and Birds 'Greatly Underestimated'

Feb. 13, 2017 — Large numbers of threatened species have already been impacted by climate change, new research concludes. Alarmingly, this team of international researchers found evidence of observed responses to ... read more

How Untreated Water Is Making Our Kids Sick: Researcher Explores Possible Climate Change Link

Feb. 13, 2017 — A researcher has drawn a link between the impact of climate change and untreated drinking water on the rate of gastrointestinal illness in ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — New research describes how scientists have used the world's largest array of seismic sensors to map a deep-Earth area of melting carbon covering 1.8 million square kilometers. Situated under the ... read more

Feb. 9, 2017 — A recent interpretive review of scientific literature sheds light on the interactions of gas hydrates and ... read more

Methane Levels Have Increased in Marcellus Shale Region Despite Dip in Well Installation

Feb. 9, 2017 — Despite a slow down in the number of new natural gas wells in the Marcellus Shale region of Northeast Pennsylvania, new research finds that atmospheric methane levels in the area are still ... read more

Current Climate Change Models Understate the Problem, Scientists Argue

Feb. 8, 2017 — A new study on the relationship between people and the planet shows that climate change is only one of many inter-related threats to the Earth's capacity to support human ... read more

Electricity Costs: A New Way They'll Surge in a Warming World

Feb. 7, 2017 — Climate change is likely to increase US electricity costs over the next century by billions of dollars more than economists previously forecast, according to a new ... read more

Malaria Control Efforts Can Benefit from Forecasting Using Satellites

Feb. 7, 2017 — Links between patterns of malaria in Kenya and environmental factors (temperature, rainfall and land cover) are measurable by satellite imagery, says a researcher. In his doctoral dissertation, the ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — An international team has used satellite technology to review 23 million fire events globally between 2002-2013, identifying the 478 most extreme wildfires. They have found fire-prone cities must ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — Increasing the water table in agricultural peatland could hold key to reducing UK’s greenhouse gas emissions, suggest ... read more

LED Lighting Could Have Major Impact on Wildlife

Feb. 6, 2017 — LED street lighting can be tailored to reduce its impacts on the environment, according to new ... read more

Feb. 3, 2017 — Scientists have determined ecologically valuable areas within China. The country plans to protect these areas as part of an ecological ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — Remote cameras can transform monitoring wildlife and habitat biodiversity worldwide, outlines a new ... read more

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