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Defenders Report: Federal Conservation Plans Would Fail to Conserve Greater Sage-grouse

Mar 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2014 – Defenders of Wildlife released a report today finding that draft plans developed under the federal National Greater Sage-grouse Planning Strategy would not conserve sage-grouse. Ranging over ten western states, greater sage-grouse have experienced both significant habitat loss and long-term population declines. In 2010 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...

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Farmers warn of threats to farm economies posed by Dow’s new genetically engineered corn and soybean varieties

Mar 11, 2014

March 11, 2014 - Today over 387,000 farmers, farmworkers, health professionals, and concerned individuals from across the country joined together in urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to reject Dow AgroSciences' application seeking approval of controversial genetically engineered (GE) corn and soybean varieties that are resistant to the hazardous herbicide 2,4-D.

In addition, over...

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UEA research reveals four new man-made gases in atmosphere that contribute to destruction of ozone layer

Mar 10, 2014

March 9, 2014 - New research published today in the journal Nature Geoscience reveals that more than 74,000 tonnes of three new chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and one new hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) have been released into the atmosphere.

Scientists made the discovery by comparing today's air samples with air trapped in polar firn snow – which provides a...

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Farm salmon pose clear reproductive threat to wild gene pools and should be sterilized

Mar 10, 2014

March 9, 2014 - Findings published today reveal that, while farmed salmon are genetically different to their wild counterparts, they are just as fertile. This is important information because millions of farmed salmon escape into the wild – posing threats to wild gene pools.

Lead Researcher Prof Matt Gage from UEA's school of Biological Sciences...

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The badlands of Tuscany: Where nothing grows anymore

Mar 10, 2014
The badlands of Tuscany: Where nothing grows anymore

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India’s diesel fumes fuel glacier melt

Mar 7, 2014
India’s diesel fumes fuel glacier melt

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Jaguars Gain 1,194 Square Miles of Protected Habitat in U.S. Southwest

Mar 6, 2014
Jaguars Gain 1,194 Square Miles of Protected Habitat in U.S. Southwest

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Cultural world heritage threatened by climate change

Mar 5, 2014

March 5, 2014 - From the Statue of Liberty in New York to the Tower of London or the Sydney Opera House – sea-level rise not only affects settlement areas for large parts of the world population but also numerous sites of the UNESCO World Heritage. This is shown in a new study by...

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Yosemite tourism creates more than $379 million in economic benefit

Yosemite tourism creates more than $379 million in economic benefit

A new National Park Service (NPS) report for 2011 shows that over four million visitors to Yosemite National Park spent over $379 million in communities surrounding the park. This spending supported 5,057 jobs in the local area. “Yosemite National Park is a wonderful place to visit and view awe-inspiring scenery,” said Don Neubacher, Yosemite National...

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First World Wildlife Day an opportunity for hope and action

Mar 3, 2014

March 3, 2014 - World Wildlife Day is an opportunity for the international community to celebrate the globe's wild plant and animal life while redoubling efforts to protect them. WWF welcomes recent achievements to safeguard wildlife, laments the losses, and looks toward a future in which people can truly live in harmony with nature.

The...