Wildlife & Environment

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In the ocean, the most harmful plastic is too small to see

Dec 11, 2014
In the ocean, the most harmful plastic is too small to see

There are at least 268,000 tonnes of plastic floating around in the oceans, according to new research by a global team of scientists.

The world generates 288m tonnes of plastic worldwide each year, just a little more than the annual vegetable crop, yet using current methods only 0.1% of it is found...

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The Jaws Effect: biting review finds shark hunt policy based on movie myths

Dec 11, 2014

Dec. 11, 2014 - The film Jaws has heavily influenced Western Australia’s stance on sharks, a review of over a decade of state government policy has found.

Dr Christopher Neff of the University of Sydney has examined the narratives and shark hunt policies implemented by different WA Governments between 2000 and 2014 and found striking...

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Last decade sees dramatic increase in chance of extreme hot European summers

Dec 8, 2014

Dec. 8, 2014 - The chances of extreme hot summers across parts of Europe have increased dramatically since the early 2000s, according to a new study by the Met Office. In 2004, the Met Office published a paper ( Stott et al, 2004) which looked at the ...

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Record Progress Made by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Backlog of Endangered Species Awaiting Protection

Dec 5, 2014

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2014 — After several decades when endangered plants and animals were allowed to languish indefinitely on a waiting list, an annual federal summary released today reveals that for the second year in a row, the number of species waiting for Endangered Species Act protection decisions remains below 150 — the lowest...

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Experts Warn of Dangers of Veterinary Pharmaceuticals to Wildlife

Dec 5, 2014

BRUSSELS December 5, 2014 - The use of the veterinary pharmaceutical diclofenac in Spain is placing Europe’s vulture populations at risk and should be banned, according to a paper published by a team of veterinarians and biologists in the journal Science this week.

Diclofenac, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, has already been banned for veterinary use...

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Arabian Sea humpback whales isolated for 70,000 years

Dec 4, 2014
Arabian Sea humpback whales isolated for 70,000 years

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Climate turbulence deals costly blow to olive oil yield

Dec 2, 2014
Climate turbulence deals costly blow to olive oil yield

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Amazon Assembly Unifies Resistance to Dams on Brazil’s Tapajós River

Dec 1, 2014

SANTAREM, Brazil, Dec. 1, 2014 - Tensions are building over the Brazilian government's polemic plans to circumvent the law in order to dam the Tapajós River. On November 27th, representatives of a diverse coalition of threatened indigenous peoples and other traditional communities assembled with religious leaders and activists to challenge a new Amazon mega-dam...

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Politics, not severe weather, drive global-warming views

Dec 1, 2014

Dec. 1, 2014 - Scientists have presented the most comprehensive evidence to date that climate extremes such as droughts and record temperatures are failing to change people’s minds about global warming.

Instead, political orientation is the most influential factor in shaping perceptions about climate change, both in the short-term and long-term, said Sandra Marquart-Pyatt, a...

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Conservationists Call on Mexico to Save Vaquita

Nov 30, 2014
Conservationists Call on Mexico to Save Vaquita

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