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October 26, 2016

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October 26, 2016

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

Healthy Soil Is Essential to a Circular Economy

Oct. 13, 2016 — To achieve the Dutch government's objective of realizing a circular economy in the Netherlands, it is essential to maintain the productivity of the country's farmland. Healthy soil produces ... read more

Global Sustainability Projects Offer Hope for the Future

Oct. 11, 2016 — Global examples of sustainability projects, which offer a positive future for the environment, have been identified by an international group of researchers. They gathered examples of positive ... read more

Effective Emissions Limits in Europe Could Save Thousands of Lives Every Year

Oct. 10, 2016 — Effective coal regulation could slash deaths from toxic fumes by 85%, saving 20,000 lives every year, say European ... read more

Community-Led Marine Reserve Sees Lobsters Thrive

Oct. 3, 2016 — The first and only fully-protected marine reserve in Scotland is proving highly beneficial for marine conservation and fisheries, with lobsters more than doubling in numbers and increasing in ... read more

Desalinating (and Drinking) Seawater: Towards Novel Desalination Membranes With Enhanced Performance

Oct. 3, 2016 — An innovative way to improve the performance of desalination membranes has been revealed by researchers. In the future, membranes for reverse osmosis manufactured with these novel criteria could ... read more

Sep. 27, 2016 — A new optimization technique could help conservation biologists choose the most cost-effective ways of connecting isolated populations of rare, threatened and endangered species living in protected ... read more

Sep. 27, 2016 — A new WHO air quality model confirms that 92% of the world's population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits. Some 3 million deaths a year are linked to exposure to outdoor ... read more

Sep. 22, 2016 — Trophy hunters can play an important role in lion conservation, researchers have shown. These findings may surprise the public, but most lion conservationists think trophy hunting could play a key ... read more

See It Before It's Gone: The Paradox of 'Last Chance Tourism' on the Great Barrier Reef

Sep. 22, 2016 — Many of the tourists now flocking to see Australia's Great Barrier Reef (GBR) are hoping to 'see it before it's gone' in the latest example of what's come to be known as ... read more

Not All Bioplastics Are Created Equal

Sep. 21, 2016 — Conventional plastics are seen as environmentally unfriendly because they're made from fossil fuels. As plastic production grows -- it's expected to double over the next 20 years -- ... read more

Sep. 21, 2016 — Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the U.S., which makes for a perky population -- but it also creates a lot of used grounds. Scientists now report an innovative way to reduce this waste and ... read more

Sep. 20, 2016 — Severe hurricanes, storm surges and an increase in the number of icebergs are just some of the changes planet Earth has experienced due to warming oceans over the last 20 years, according to a new ... read more

Sep. 20, 2016 — The southern sea otter,Enhydra lutris nereis, continues its climb toward recovery, according to the annual count. For the first time, southern sea otters' numbers have exceeded the threshold ... read more

Addressing Climate Change as a Social Issue

Sep. 20, 2016 — We cannot rely on governments, businesses or the public to adopt technological solutions to solve the problem of climate change, instead, social solutions must be put in place, according to ... read more

How Wave Dynamics and Water Flows Affect Coral Reefs

Sep. 19, 2016 — While climate change threatens coral reefs in oceans around the world, not all reefs are affected equally. As oceans warm, physical forces like wave strength and water flow influence which reefs ... read more

Sep. 14, 2016 — Researchers are using unique tools to map urban areas around the globe, potentially revolutionizing large-scale analysis of urbanization, land use and city ... read more

Land-Based Food Not Nutritionally Sufficient for Wild Polar Bears, According to New Study

Sep. 13, 2016 — On average, a polar bear loses up to 30 percent of its total body mass while fasting during the open-water season. Although some scientists previously believed land-based foods could supplement the ... read more

Sep. 9, 2016 — High-resolution aerial photographs provide information that is both up-to-date and tailored for the task at hand -- information that could previously only be obtained by observations in the field and ... read more

Ecological Intensification of Agriculture

Sep. 9, 2016 — Putting a halt to the profound changes affecting agricultural landscapes: With this goal in mind, scientists, farmers and official representatives teamed up to look into ecological intensification as ... read more

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