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Canadian risk assessment finds GMO salmon susceptible to disease, conflicts with FDA findings

May 29, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 28, 2015– A never-before-seen draft environmental review of AquaBounty Technologies’ (ABTX) genetically engineered (GE) salmon reveals that Canadian government scientists disagree with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on key questions related to the safety and performance of what may be the first GE animal approved for human consumption. In...

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Catastrophic Collapse of Saiga Antelopes in Central Asia

May 28, 2015
Catastrophic Collapse of Saiga Antelopes in Central Asia

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Global climate on verge of multi-decadal change

May 28, 2015
Global climate on verge of multi-decadal change

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Severe ozone depletion avoided by Montreal Protocol

May 27, 2015
Severe ozone depletion avoided by Montreal Protocol

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Arctic ozone without the Montreal Protocol (left) and following its implementation (right) on 26 March 2011. Credit:...

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Over 70 percent of glacier volume in Everest region could be lost by 2100

May 27, 2015
Over 70 percent of glacier volume in Everest region could be lost by 2100

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The Convention on Biological Diversity targets protect biodiversity only if new protected areas are more than “paper parks”

May 26, 2015

May 26, 2015 - Protected areas are the cornerstone to prevent species extinctions. The Convention on Biological Diversity have set a target to protect 17% of all terrestrial land by 2020.

Many of the recommendations are provided for single countries to take action individually. Researchers in the University of Helsinki, Finland, stress the importance of...

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Biodiversity: 11 new species come to light in Madagascar

May 26, 2015
Biodiversity: 11 new species come to light in Madagascar

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Inland ice in Antarctica melting fast

May 22, 2015
Inland ice in Antarctica melting fast

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Fine particulate air pollution associated with increased risk of childhood autism

May 21, 2015

PITTSBURGH, May 21, 2015 -- Exposure to fine particulate air pollution during pregnancy through the first two years of a child's life may be associated with an increased risk of the child developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a condition that affe...

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New evidence links Arctic warming with severe weather in countries including the US and UK

May 21, 2015
New evidence links Arctic warming with severe weather in countries including the US and UK

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