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May 2, 2016

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Home Movers More Likely to Be Green Commuters, Study Finds

Apr. 27, 2016 — People who have just moved house are significantly less likely to travel to work by car, opting for a greener mode of transport instead, a study of 18,000 UK residents has ... 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. 25, 2016 — While environmental issues are often cited as a major factor in cities and towns in pursuing sustainability, a new study shows that economic concerns can be just as important to local governments in ... read more

City, Corporate Actions Are Crucial to Global Climate Response, Researchers Say

Apr. 20, 2016 — When envoys from more than 130 nations, including 60 world leaders, convened to sign the Paris Climate Change Agreement, this historic deal was bolstered by contributions from hundreds of city mayors ... read more

Network Governance Connects People to Solve Collective Environmental Problems

Apr. 6, 2016 — Ecological systems, and ecological problems, are not nicely contained within neat human boundaries. 'Network governance' can help big, agency- and border-spanning conservation alliances ... read more

Mediterranean Loggerhead Turtles Dying in Waters Off the Middle East, North Africa

Apr. 6, 2016 — Conservation biologists have found that many adult loggerhead turtles are migrating to areas of the Mediterranean where they are dying, trapped in fishing nets used by small scale fishing operations ... read more

Radical Solution Could Avoid Depletion of Natural Resources

Apr. 5, 2016 — A radical approach to managing natural resources could target the problem of their over-exploitation, such as in forests or fisheries, according to a new ... read more

Water Cycle Instability Is Here to Stay Posing Major Political and Economic Risks

Apr. 4, 2016 — The current instability and unpredictability of the world water cycle is here to stay, making society's adaptation to new risks a vital necessity when formulating development policies, a UN ... read more

Apr. 4, 2016 — Miami Beach flood events have significantly increased over the last decade due to an acceleration of sea-level rise in South Florida, a new report warns. The researchers suggest that regional ... read more

Apr. 4, 2016 — New fishery regulations based on science are needed in the Caribbean to give coral reefs a fighting chance against climate change, according to an international ... read more

Western Lifestyle Spells the End of Biodiversity

Apr. 4, 2016 — Contrary to what many economists suggest, 'development is not always good for Nature,' a biologist argues. It is broadly accepted that biodiversity and the ecosystem are both fundamental to ... read more

Acidic Oceans: Action Plan to Combat Changes to Seawater Chemistry

Apr. 4, 2016 — A failure to adequately respond to a change in seawater chemistry, known as ocean acidification, is anticipated to have devastating ecological consequences for the West Coast, the 20-member West ... read more

New Details Emerge on Deep Sea, Marine-Submerged Bodies

Mar. 30, 2016 — Findings of a new study could benefit investigators when bodies are recovered in deep water. It's the first to document carcass (pig) taphonomy (the study of what happens to organisms after ... read more

In Search of Compromise Among Climate Risk Management Strategies

Mar. 29, 2016 — Balancing the impacts of climate change risks for all involved may not be within the realm of economics or physics, but a novel approach may help to achieve a better compromise, according to climate ... read more

Better Global Ocean Management

Mar. 29, 2016 — Rights-based approaches could double fish biomass and make 77 percent of world's fisheries biologically healthy within a decade, 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

Experts Urge UK Parliament to Take Action to Reduce Food Waste

Mar. 23, 2016 — As UK supermarkets pledge to cut food waste by 20 percent within the next decade, experts are calling on the government to take legislative action and debate the Food Waste (Reduction) ... read more

Protecting 30 Percent of the Ocean Has Many Benefits, Study Suggests

Mar. 21, 2016 — Protecting large stretches of the ocean from human influence may well be good for conservation. But a new study suggests that setting aside at least 30 percent of it would also benefit fishermen and ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — A recent article provides the first comprehensive inventory of the world's biological field stations. Its authors report 1,268 stations are operating in 120 countries -- from the tropics to the ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — Following President Obama's plans to close the military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, a conservation biologist and a professor of law are proposing to transform the naval base into a marine ... read more

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