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May 28, 2016

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May 26, 2016 — Through their research, scientists developed thresholds of impervious surface around planting sites. In other words, they defined points at which the amount of pavement around a tree reduces its ... read more

May 17, 2016 — Ecologists have set up camera traps in Africa. The images will help wildlife authorities in Botswana to target their conservation work more ... read more

Landscape Ecology Must Play a Role in Policymaking

Apr. 27, 2016 — Landscape ecology considers the influence of time and space on environmental patterns. Because of this focus, it is uniquely positioned to inform crucial policy decisions -- in particular, those ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — Researchers have studied the advantages of reducing greenhouse gases in croplands of a region in Spain. Results will allow researchers to make progress in the regional knowledge to reduce costs and ... read more

Mar. 30, 2016 — Scientists have studied more than 15,000 sites in the United States and found that increased nitrogen deposits from human activities are causing a decrease in the diversity of plant ... read more

Mar. 28, 2016 — The popular notion that millennials are choosing not drive may be oversimplified, a new report suggests. In a suburban community with low density and no public transportation, teens obtained their ... read more

Simulation Shows How Modern Interventions Can Affect Tropical Forests and Indigenous People

Mar. 25, 2016 — Carefully designing government interactions with rural indigenous people is critical for protecting the sustainability of people, wildlife and the land, a computer simulation ... read more

Micro-Sanctuaries Key to Survival of Wildlife in Human-Dominated Landscapes

Mar. 25, 2016 — Maintaining even the tiniest wildlife sanctuaries will help preserve some biodiversity in increasingly urbanized landscapes, a new report ... read more

Working to Save Endangered Species in Nicaragua

Mar. 23, 2016 — A proposed canal project in Nicaragua that would connect the Caribbean Sea with the Pacific Ocean could seriously deplete and disrupt the habitats of a number of animals, including some that are ... read more

Mar. 23, 2016 — Researchers have mapped the risk from wildfires close to cities across Europe. Cities and tourist areas such as Catalonia, Madrid and Valencia are among those most at risk of catastrophic damage from ... read more

Mar. 23, 2016 — Countries in the tropics are among the largest global exporters of key agricultural commodities such as oil palm, rice, soybean, sugarcane and cassava. Now researchers report that these tropical ... read more

Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Potential from Livestock Sector Revealed

Mar. 22, 2016 — Scientists have found that the global livestock sector can maintain the economic and social benefits it delivers while significantly reducing emissions, and in doing so help meet the global ... read more

Can Improved Agricultural Practices Help Combat Climate Change?

Mar. 17, 2016 — Did you know that over half of global non-carbon dioxide (non-CO2) greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are accountable to agriculture? According to new a research study, this figure is set to rise ... read more

Mar. 15, 2016 — The expansion of protected areas into US federal waters would safeguard 100 percent of core home range areas used by three species of sharks tracked in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean, new research ... read more

Mar. 15, 2016 — Trade in rare plants on social media must be monitored, say experts. People buying rare plants through social media are placing species at risk of extinction, suggests a new study that represents the ... read more

Scientists Call for a Shake-Up in the Way We Record Biodiversity

Mar. 8, 2016 — Gaps in our information about biodiversity means we are at risk of focussing our conservation efforts in the wrong ... read more

Mar. 8, 2016 — Future Forests of the Northern United States is an analysis of future forest change in the 20 states stretching from Maine to Minnesota and from Missouri to Maryland. The report provides critical ... read more

Fuel or Food? Study Sees Increasing Competition for Land, Water Resources

Mar. 3, 2016 — About one-third of the world's malnourished population could be fed by using resources now used for biofuel production, new research indicates. As strategies for energy security, investment ... read more

Eliminating GMOs Would Take Toll on Environment, Economies

Mar. 1, 2016 — Higher food prices, a significant boost in greenhouse gas emissions due to land use change and major loss of forest and pasture land would be some results if genetically modified organisms in the ... read more

Mar. 1, 2016 — International conservation aid may lead to more deforestation in sub-Saharan African countries Better governance can help mitigate forest loss in heavily forested countries, say researchers, ... read more

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