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Global boom in hydropower poses a serious threat to freshwater biodiversity

Oct 24, 2014
Global boom in hydropower poses a serious threat to freshwater biodiversity

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Hydro electric power station. Photo: Yonezawa-Shi, Yamagata, Japan
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Obama administration delays critical action to protect bees until at least 2016

Oct 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. Oct. 22, 2014 — Today, at the 14th annual North American Pollinator Protection Campaign International Conference, the White House announced a several month delay in the release of its pollinator report. The Presidential Memorandum, issued by President Obama in June 2014, required this report and charged the EPA with assessing the effects...

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BOFFFFs (big, old, fat, fertile, female fish) sustain fisheries

Oct 22, 2014
BOFFFFs (big, old, fat, fertile, female fish) sustain fisheries

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New tracers can identify frack fluids in the environment

Oct 20, 2014

DURHAM, N.C. Oct. 20, 2014 – Scientists have developed new geochemical tracers that can identify hydraulic fracturing flowback fluids that have been spilled or released into the environment.

The tracers, which were created by a team of U.S. and French researchers, have been field-tested at a spill site in West Virginia and downstream from an...

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Loss of big predators could leave herbivores in a thorny situation

Oct 20, 2014
Loss of big predators could leave herbivores in a thorny situation

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Shark nets must go following another whale entanglement

Oct 16, 2014

Oct. 16, 2014 - A baby humpback whale caught today in shark nets on the Cooloola Coast is the eighth whale to be caught in Queensland’s nets this migration season.

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) applauds the efforts of rescuers who freed the whale, and is calling for QLD to rethink its shark netting...

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Mercury in the Nation’s Streams—Levels, Trends, and Implications

Oct 15, 2014
Mercury in the Nation’s Streams—Levels, Trends, and Implications

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After the crash: Butterflies rely on connections amid changing climate

Oct 15, 2014
After the crash: Butterflies rely on connections amid changing climate

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Lake Erie Increasingly Susceptible to Large Cyanobacteria Blooms

Oct 15, 2014

ANN ARBOR, MI, Oct. 15, 2014 - Lake Erie has become increasingly susceptible to large blooms of toxin-producing cyanobacteria since 2002, potentially complicating efforts to rein in the problem in the wake of this year's Toledo drinking water crisis, a...

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LEGO ends 50 year link with Shell, after one million people respond to Save the Arctic campaign

Oct 14, 2014

LONDON, Oct 9, 2014 - Following a Greenpeace campaign, LEGO published a statement this morning committing to 'not renew the co-promotion contract with Shell'. This decision comes a month after Shell submitted plans to the US administration showing it's...

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