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December 4, 2016

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December 4, 2016

Why Conservation Fails

Nov. 28, 2016 — To meet the Paris Agreement, northern leaders at COP22 should commit to paying for forest protection, say experts in a new ... read more

Nov. 24, 2016 — Rich in biodiversity, with a rapidly growing economy, Malaysia exemplifies the tension between conservation and economic development faced by many tropical ... read more

Nov. 22, 2016 — Americans believe endangered species are best protected when their habitats are protected and not when animal predators are killed, according to new ... read more

Visitors to Countryside Not Attracted by Conservation Importance

Nov. 9, 2016 — Countryside visitors choose where to go based on the presence of features such as coastline, woodland or abundant footpaths, rather than a site’s importance to conservation, according to new ... read more

Nov. 1, 2016 — Tapping into social media posts on Instagram, Flickr and Panoramio gave researchers a trove of information about people’s opinions of scenic European landscapes. A new study shows that geotagged ... read more

In Communicating Wildlife Conservation, Focus on the Right Message

Oct. 31, 2016 — If you want people to care about endangered species, focus on how many animals are left, not on the chances of a species becoming extinct, according to a new ... read more

Conservation Decisions Rely on Balancing Incentives With Unpredictable Variables

Oct. 5, 2016 — If you own land, as long as it’s not bound up in a legal restriction, you’ve got options. You might decide to convert it into farm land. You might develop it. You could decide to wait and see if ... read more

Foreign Farms Increase the Risk of Conflicts in Africa

Sep. 28, 2016 — For the first time, researchers point to areas in Africa where foreign agricultural companies’ choice of crops and management of fresh water are partly responsible for the increased water shortages ... read more

Climate Change Means Land Use Will Need to Change to Keep Up With Global Food Demand, Say Scientists

Sep. 20, 2016 — Without significant improvements in technology, global crop yields are likely to fall in the areas currently used for production of the world’s three major cereal crops, forcing production to move ... 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

Sep. 12, 2016 — Researchers are closer to helping producers better meet global food demand, now that they've combined simulation and statistical methods to help them predict how temperature affects wheat crops ... read more

Research Could Help Local Governments Plan Together

Sep. 8, 2016 — A new approach to modelling land use change could help cities and towns better coordinate their land-use planning efforts. The approach can enhance existing computer planning models, better enabling ... read more

Predictive Tool Vital to Sustainable Environmental Futures

Aug. 26, 2016 — A new predictive tool, which for the first time combines human perception of the environment with land-use planning and socioeconomic data, could help governments mitigate the impact of climate ... read more

Climate Change: Trade Liberalization Could Buffer Economic Losses in Agriculture

Aug. 24, 2016 — Global warming could create substantial economic damage in agriculture, a new study finds. Around the globe, climate change threatens agricultural productivity, forcing up food prices. As the ... read more

Aug. 23, 2016 — The global impact of human activities on the natural environment is extensive, but those impacts are expanding at a slower rate than the rate of economic and population ... read more

Biological Invasions Threaten Developing Countries

Aug. 23, 2016 — Invasions from alien species such as Japanese knotweed and grey squirrels threaten the economies and livelihoods of residents of some of the world's poorest nations, new research ... read more

Homeowners Value Property Value Boost Brought About by City Trees

Aug. 17, 2016 — If a city plants trees near a residential area, most homeowners value the likely subsequent increase in their property values, a new study shows. And they’re willing to pay an average of $7 more ... read more

Aug. 17, 2016 — Preserving old villages and farm buildings – and being more creative in designing new rural homes – could help halt the decline in European farmland bird populations, according to new ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — Large areas of tropical lowland forests have been replaced by oil palm plantations, with major impact on environment and people. An interdisciplinary team of scientists has now performed a complete ... read more

Ecosystems in the Southeastern US Are Vulnerable to Climate Change

Aug. 11, 2016 — At least several southeastern US ecosystems are highly vulnerable to the impacts of present and future climate change, according to two new reports. At-risk ecosystems occur in states ranging from ... read more

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