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October 24, 2016

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October 24, 2016

Risk Analysis for Common Ground on Climate Loss and Damage

Oct. 20, 2016 — The Paris Agreement included groundbreaking text on the need for a mechanism to help identify risks beyond adaptation and support the victims of climate-related loss and damage--but how exactly it ... read more

Bushmeat Hunting Threatens Mammal Populations and Ecosystems, Poses Food Security Threat

Oct. 20, 2016 — The ongoing decline of more than 300 species of animals is having significant environmental impacts and posing a food security threat for millions of people in Asia, Africa and South America, ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — The humble bait worm wriggling on the hook at the end of angler's line may be considered a low value resource, but in the first global assessment of its value and impact, researchers have ... read more

Future of Antarctic Marine Protected Areas at Risk

Oct. 13, 2016 — Antarctica's surrounding waters are home to some of the healthiest marine ecosystems on Earth and support thriving populations of krill, seabirds, fish and whales. But efforts to establish a ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — A new global assessment of forests -- perhaps the largest terrestrial repositories of biodiversity -- suggests that, on average, a 10% loss in biodiversity leads to a 2 to 3% loss in the ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — One of the biggest untapped clean energy sources on the planet — wave energy — could one day power millions of homes across the U.S. But more than a century after the first tests of the power of ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — Researchers have previously estimated that the Norwegian continental shelf may contain a great wealth of minerals and metals. Now they suggest Norway take steps to clarify the industrial potential of ... read more

Oct. 12, 2016 — Close to 9,000 square kilometers of Amazon forest was cleared from 2008 to 2012 without detection by the official government monitoring system, a new study has ... read more

Oct. 12, 2016 — More aridity is sending thousands of square miles up in flames, report investigators. According to the study, since 1984 heightened temperatures and resulting aridity have caused fires to spread ... read more

Salty Snow Could Affect Air Pollution in the Arctic

Oct. 12, 2016 — In pictures, the Arctic appears pristine and timeless with its barren lands and icy landscape. In reality, the area is rapidly changing. Scientists are working to understand the chemistry behind ... read more

Emission Reductions Hampered by EU Internal Policy Processes, New Research Finds

Oct. 11, 2016 — Current policy processes at the European Commission are having a detrimental effect on achieving reductions in harmful greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector, say ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — Calcium deficient fauna, poor conditions for freshwater fish and mercury in the drinking water is the long-term consequences of acid rain in the 70's and ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — Every school child knows that ice melts in the summer and freezes in the winter. But it turns out that the process isn’t that simple in the Arctic, where one type of sea ice structure, called an ... read more

Oct. 7, 2016 — Scientists examining naturally occurring uranium levels in ancient deep sea corals have discovered new insights into how the major northern ice sheets retreated during the last major deglaciation on ... read more

Oct. 6, 2016 — Any notion that current palm oil production practices in southeast Asian peat swamp forests are environmentally responsible or sustainable in practice is ludicrous, say ... read more

As the Climate Warms, We Are 'Primed' for Worse Storms Than Sandy

Oct. 6, 2016 — With the climate warming and the sea level rising, conditions are ripe for storms deadlier and more devastating than Sandy that put more people at risk, warns a geography professor who has served as ... read more

Climate Change to Have 'Little Effect' on Common Landslides

Oct. 6, 2016 — The frequency of common landslides is not likely to increase as a result of more rainstorms brought about by future climate change, new research has ... read more

Oct. 6, 2016 — On average, 40 volcanoes on land erupt into the atmosphere each month, while scores of others on the seafloor erupt into the ocean. A new time-lapse animation uniting volcanoes, earthquakes, and ... read more

Oct. 6, 2016 — Spring is beginning earlier than its historical average in three-quarters of United States' national parks studied in new research that employed models created by a ... read more

Oct. 5, 2016 — Carbon dioxide levels in Earth's atmosphere passed a troubling milestone for good this summer and locked in levels of the heat-trapping gas not seen for millions of ... read more

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