Wildlife & Environment

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Study gives new perspective on agricultural plastic, debris burning, and air quality

Jul 24, 2014

RIVERSIDE, Calif. July 24, 2014 - To reduce fire hazard in the United States, wildland managers often utilize the silvicultural practice of mechanically cutting woody shrubs and suppressed trees (ladder fuels). These cuttings and other post-logging debris are then burned during periods of low fire danger in order to dispose of the material....

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Genetic study shows major impact of climate change on Antarctic fur seals

Jul 24, 2014
Genetic study shows major impact of climate change on Antarctic fur seals

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The geography of the global electronic waste (‘e-waste’) burden

Jul 24, 2014

July 23, 2013 - As local and national governments struggle to deal with ever-growing piles of electronic waste (or "e-waste"), scientists are now refining the picture of just how much there is and where it really ends up. Published in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology, their study found that nearly a quarter...

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Amazon oil spill has killed tons of fish, sickened native people

Jul 23, 2014
Amazon oil spill has killed tons of fish, sickened native people

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Germany and UK top “Dirty 30″ pollution league

Jul 22, 2014

LONDON, July 22, 2014 - It's not the sort of league table that anyone is proud of leading, but a new report on the European Union's power sector lists the EU's 30 most polluting energy plants – all powered by coal.

Germany and the UK tie for first place overall in "Europe's Dirty 30" league,...

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Microplastics worse for crabs and other marine life than previously thought, study shows

Jul 21, 2014
Microplastics worse for crabs and other marine life than previously thought, study shows

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Study led by indigenous people uncovers grizzly bear ‘highway’

Jul 18, 2014

July 17, 2014 – A novel, First Nations-led research collaboration has revealed a previously undocumented grizzly bear aggregation in coastal British ColumbiA, one of the most southerly aggregations of salmon-feeding grizzlies in North America. Using non-invasive DNA analysis, the authors describe a grizzly bear "highway," identifying nearly 60 individual bears, many who travelled hundreds...

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China and US boost search for carbon capture and storage solution

Jul 18, 2014

LONDON, July 18, 2014 - For years, the energy companies have been telling us not to worry. Yes, mounting carbon emissions threaten to heat up the world – but technology, particularly carbon capture and storage (CCS), will come to the rescue.

The trouble is that there’s been plenty of talk about CCS and little action,...

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Panthera Celebrates Efforts Undertaken to Protect Wild Sumatran Tigers

Jul 17, 2014

JAKARTA, July 17, 2014 - On July 16th, 2014, Panthera, the world's leading wild cat conservation organization, at their annual Tigers Forever meeting, recognized notable successes from numerous partners across tiger range in the fight to save wild tigers. Long-term conservation efforts in Indonesia to protect the endangered Sumatran tiger were celebrated, specifically those...

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Wetlands Are Just Ducky: Duck Migration Study Reveals Importance of Conserving Wetlands

Jul 17, 2014

COLUMBIA, Mo. July 16, 2014 – During the 2011 and 2012 migration seasons, University of Missouri researchers monitored mallard ducks with new remote satellite tracking technology, marking the first time ducks have been tracked closely during the entirety of their migration from Canada to the American Midwest and back. The research revealed that...

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