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Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve Celebrates 25 Years As Stronghold for Jaguar and Other Threatened Species

Feb 20, 2015
Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve Celebrates 25 Years As Stronghold for Jaguar and Other Threatened Species

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Health, Environment, Animal-welfare Groups Applaud U.S. Dietary Guidelines’ New Sustainability Focus

Feb 20, 2015

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2015— A broad coalition of 49 health, environment and animal-welfare groups urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to embrace the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s sustainability recommendations that were submitted to the agency today.

According to the Scientific Report’s executive summary, “the major...

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Endangered marine species at risk from plastic entanglement and ingestion

Feb 19, 2015
Endangered marine species at risk from plastic entanglement and ingestion

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Cattle damage to riverbanks in the American West can be undone within decades

Feb 19, 2015

Feb. 19, 2015 - Simply removing cattle may be all that is required to restore many degraded riverside areas in the American West, although this can vary and is dependent on local conditions. These are the findings of Jonathan Batchelor and William Ripp...

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Oregon Chub Declared First Fish Recovered by Endangered Species Act

Feb 18, 2015
Oregon Chub Declared First Fish Recovered by Endangered Species Act

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Leading Bird Group Files Petition to Regulate the Wind Industry

Feb 17, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. Feb. 13, 2015 - American Bird Conservancy (ABC) has filed a formal petition with the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) calling for the agency to establish new regulations governing the impacts of wind energy projects on migratory birds.

The ABC petition was filed on February 12, 2015 and includes substantial revisions...

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Fertilizer Use to Surpass 200 Million Tonnes in 2018

Feb 16, 2015

Rome February 16, 2015 - Global fertilizer use is likely to rise above 200.5 million tonnes in 2018, 25 percent higher than recorded in 2008. World fertilizer consumption will grow by 1.8% a year through 2018, according to FAO's new report "World fert...

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Climate and health suffer as gas at oil production sites still goes up in smoke

Feb 16, 2015
Climate and health suffer as gas at oil production sites still goes up in smoke

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Study: Global Rainfall Satellites Require Massive Overhaul

Feb 13, 2015

Feb. 12, 2015 - Circling hundreds of miles above Earth, weather satellites are working round-the-clock to provide rainfall data that are key to a complex system of global flood prediction.

A new Cornell University study warns that the existing system of space-based rainfall observation satellites requires a serious overhaul. Particularly in many developing countries, satellite-based...

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Advocates Urge FDA to Halt Risky GMO Mosquito Release

Feb 12, 2015

Washington, D.C. February 12, 2015 - Today, the national advocacy organization Food & Water Watch urged the FDA to prevent the British biotechnology company Oxitec from releasing millions of unregulated GMO mosquitoes in the Florida Keys this spring and to require the company to submit to a formal agency review. GMO mosquitoes are not...

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