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Human Contribution to Glacier Mass Loss on the Increase

Aug 15, 2014
Human Contribution to Glacier Mass Loss on the Increase

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How Much Is Nature Worth

Aug 13, 2014
How Much Is Nature Worth

Aug. 12, 2014 - A recently published article estimated the total value of the environment to people at $145 trillion per year. That’s about twice as much as the total output of the global economy – nearly $75 trillion in 2013.

Ecosystem services – clean water, clean air, temperature regulation, food production, etc. –...

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Federal Agency Ignores Best Available Science In Decision Not To List Wolverine

Aug 12, 2014

BOZEMAN, Mont. August 12, 2014 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision today to abandon proposed protections for the wolverine ignores the best available science, including advice from the Service's own wildlife experts, conservation groups stated. In response to the decision, a coalition of 9 groups will file notice of intention to sue...

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Investment in Climate Change Adaptation can Help Promote the Livelihoods of 65% of Africans, finds new report

Aug 12, 2014

Nairobi, 12 August 2014 – Investment in climate change adaptation can help ensure that the impacts of climate change - including a projected 20 – 50 per cent decline in water availability – do not reverse decades of development progress in Africa, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Environment...

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Study: All penguin species at continuing risk from habitat degradation

Aug 6, 2014
Study: All penguin species at continuing risk from habitat degradation

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Proposed Rosemont Mine Threatens Rare Jaguar, Ocelot and Tucson’s Water Supply

Aug 6, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. Aug. 5, 2014 - The Center for Biological Diversity sent a letter today urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to again take an in-depth look at how the proposed Rosemont copper mine in southern Arizona will affect endangered species, i...

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IDA Designates Sedona, Arizona, the World’s Eighth International Dark Sky Community

Aug 4, 2014
IDA Designates Sedona, Arizona, the World’s Eighth International Dark Sky Community

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Scientists name new species of cetacean: The Australian humpback dolphin

Aug 4, 2014
Scientists name new species of cetacean: The Australian humpback dolphin

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Pakistan ill prepared for climate crises

Aug 1, 2014

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 1, 2014 - Scientists and opposition politicians in Pakistan have strongly criticised the government for what they say is its neglectful attitude towards coping with the challenges posed by climate change.

"The government's insufficient response to shifting weather patterns continues to cost the national economy dearly and is depriving people of their livelihoods,...

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Water scarcity may be the most underrated resource issue the world is facing today

Jul 30, 2014

July 30, 2014 - Seventy percent of world water use is for irrigation.

Each day we drink nearly 4 liters of water, but it takes some 2,000 liters of water—500 times as much—to produce the food we consume.

1,000 tons of water is used to produce 1 ton of grain.

Between 1950 and 2000, the world's irrigated...

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