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Don’t Fence Me In! Study Says Fences Cause “Ecological Meltdown”

Apr 4, 2014
Don’t Fence Me In! Study Says Fences Cause “Ecological Meltdown”

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Researchers: Act on climate change at any cost to keep a habitable world

Apr 3, 2014

LONDON, April 3, 2014 - Two researchers who tried to work out the economics of reducing global climate change to a tolerable level have come up with a perhaps surprising answer: essentially, we do not and cannot know what it would cost.

Even more surprising, probably, is their conclusion: not knowing is no excuse...

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24 percent of European bumblebee species threatened with extinction

Apr 3, 2014
24 percent of European bumblebee species threatened with extinction

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Europe’s largest bumblebee, the Endangered Bombus fragrans, is seriously threatened by the intensification of agriculture Photo: Göran Holmström ...

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Climate change forces flower festival forward a month since 1960s

Apr 2, 2014

April 2, 2014 - Organisers of flower festivals are being forced to adapt to increasingly early first blooming dates in spring, according to a study by a Coventry University academic which is shortly due to be published in the journal Climate Research.

Professor Tim Sparks, an environmental science expert, focused on the changes made to...

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Experts Demand Lead Ammunition Be Replaced by Steel in Shooting Sports

Apr 1, 2014

April 1, 2014 - According to a research by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the University of Guelph, Canada, Olympic athletes specialising in shooting use one thousand cartridges per week and scatter some 1.3 tonnes of lead yearly, with harmful effects for surrounding animals and agricultural land. In the article, published in the...

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d-CON producer sues California over right to sell super-toxic rat poisons

Apr 1, 2014

San Diego, CA, March 31, 2014 — The makers of d-CON products have filed a lawsuit challenging a California effort to limit the sale of super-toxic rat poisons to licensed specialists. The state's new restriction on retail sales of second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides, due to take effect July 1, seeks to protect wildlife and pets...

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Oxygen depletion in the Baltic Sea is 10 times worse than a century ago

Apr 1, 2014
Oxygen depletion in the Baltic Sea is 10 times worse than a century ago

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Using different scents to attract or repel insects

Mar 31, 2014
Using different scents to attract or repel insects

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Threatened Listing for Lesser Prairie Chicken Riddled with Disturbing Loopholes

Mar 28, 2014

WASHINGTON,March 27, 2014 – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced today that it will list the lesser prairie-chicken – a species of grouse whose population decreased by 50% in 2013 alone – as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Protection for this species under the ESA is long overdue, but the...

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Yearling bear successfully returned to the wild in southern Kern County

Mar 27, 2014

March 27, 2014 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has successfully returned a yearling black bear back to the Los Padres National Forest near Lebec. The male cub was found in distress near the town of Lebec in August 2013. A wild...

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