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Study: changing climate prompts boreal forest shift in Alaska

Jun 12, 2015
Study: changing climate prompts boreal forest shift in Alaska

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Last Call for Larsen B: Likely to disintegrate completely before end of the decade

Jun 11, 2015
Last Call for Larsen B: Likely to disintegrate completely before end of the decade

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Dramatic Ice Sheet Collapse 135 Thousand Years Ago Triggered Strong Global Climate Change

Jun 11, 2015
Dramatic Ice Sheet Collapse 135 Thousand Years Ago Triggered Strong Global Climate Change

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Impact of insecticides on the cognitive development of 6-year-old children

Jun 10, 2015

June 10, 2015 - In an article published in the journal Environment International, researchers from Inserm (Inserm Unit 1085 – IRSET, the Institute of Research in Environmental and Occupational Health, Rennes), in association with the Laboratory for Developmental and Educational Psychology, LPDE (Rennes 2 University), provide new evidence of neurotoxicity in humans from pyrethroid...

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Sea Shepherd Resolves Contempt Dispute with Japanese Whalers

Jun 9, 2015

June 8, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) non-profit marine conservation organization, has resolved its long-running legal dispute with Japan’s Institute for Cetacean Research (ICR) over whether Sea Shepherd and its affiliated parties were in contempt of a 2012 injunction entered by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Sea Shepherd will pay...

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Aluminium: A new factor in the decline of bee populations?

Jun 8, 2015

June 8, 2015 - A new scientific study has found very high amounts of aluminium contamination in bees, raising the question of whether aluminium-induced cognitive dysfunction is playing a role in the decline of bumblebee populations.

Aluminium is the Earth’s most ubiquitous ecotoxicant and is already known to be responsible for the death of fish...

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Current mobile contracts damaging the environment, research finds

Jun 8, 2015

June 7, 2015 - Research published today in the journal the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment has called for an overhaul of the way mobile devices are manufactured and contracted, in order to stop the harmful effects on the environment caused by current business models.

Researchers from the University of Surrey analysed studies on...

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New Born Free Foundation Report Confirms Captive Dolphins Can Be Successfully Returned to the Wild

Jun 5, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. June 4, 2015 - This week, the Born Free Foundation launched a ground-breaking scientific report, Back to the Blue, detailing the successful rescue, rehabilitation, and release of two captive dolphins, Tom and Misha.

This pioneering report charts the rehabilitation of Tom and Misha, who were rescued from a toxic swimming pool in Turkey...

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Air pollution below EPA standards linked with higher death rates

Jun 4, 2015

BOSTON, MA, June 4, 2015 - A new study by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that death rates among people over 65 are higher in zip codes with more fine particulate air pollution (PM2.5) than in those with lower levels of PM2.5. It is the first study to examine...

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Elephant population census in Tanzania reveals catestrophic decline

Jun 3, 2015

June 2, 2015 - Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism Lazaro Nyalandu yesterday announced the latest estimates of elephant populations in Tanzania, demonstrating a catastrophic decline over the past decade, with numbers plummeting from an estimated 109,051 in 2009 to 43,330 in 2014. A government press release concluded that it was highly likely...

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