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Putting a price on ecological restoration

Apr 8, 2014

April 8, 2014 - Putting a price on clean water and soil fertility helps the UN set ecological restoration targets for degraded and deforested land.

Forests provide essential ecosystem services for people, including timber, food and water. For those struggling with the after-effects of deforestation, the main hope lies in rebuilding forest resources through ecological...

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Op-Ed: Rob DiPerna: Who Will Stand Up for the Northern Spotted Owl?

Apr 8, 2014
Op-Ed: Rob DiPerna: Who Will Stand Up for the Northern Spotted Owl?

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Early springs surprise many species

Apr 8, 2014

LONDON, April 7, 2014 - Spring is arriving earlier. This is not necessarily welcome news for Arctic creatures or the roe deer of France. It could be awkward for flower festival organisers as well.

Julienne Stroeve of the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre and colleagues will report in Geophysical Research Letters that the...

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Local salmon smolts get lift to San Francisco Bay to help them avoid predators

Apr 8, 2014
Local salmon smolts get lift to San Francisco Bay to help them avoid predators

April 7, 2014 - California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) biologists and the Commercial Salmon Trollers Advisory Committee are continuing an experimental project to help California's ocean-bound juvenile salmon, in hopes of increasing survival rates. On April 8, for the third year, CDFW staff will fill a boat with approximately 100,000 young Chinook...

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Corporates weigh risks, opportunities of changing climate

Apr 7, 2014

LONDON, April 5, 2014 - Europe's company board rooms are very much alive to the risks posed by climate change – and are also busy analysing business opportunities it might provide.

That's among the findings of a survey by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an EU-based non-profit organisation specialising in corporate environmental information, and Acclimatise,...

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Hummingbird evolution soared after invading South America 22 million years ago

Apr 4, 2014
Hummingbird evolution soared after invading South America 22 million years ago

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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...