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Devastating human impact on the Amazon rainforest revealed

May 22, 2014

May 22, 2014 - The human impact on the Amazon rainforest has been grossly underestimated according to an international team of researchers from Brazil and the UK, led by Lancaster University.

They found that selective logging and surface wildfires can result in an annual loss of 54 billion tonnes of carbon from the Brazilian Amazon,...

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More Than 12 Million Pounds of Trash Collected During International Coastal Cleanup

May 22, 2014
More Than 12 Million Pounds of Trash Collected During International Coastal Cleanup

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Stirring up forgotten lead: Smelters across US at risk from tornadoes, floods, quakes

May 21, 2014
Stirring up forgotten lead: Smelters across US at risk from tornadoes, floods, quakes

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Migrating cyclones pose new threat

May 20, 2014
Migrating cyclones pose new threat

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Use of Air Conditioners Increases Nighttime Temperatures, Escalates Demand for Air Conditioning

May 20, 2014

May 16, 2014 - A team of researchers from Arizona State University has found that releasing excess heat from air conditioners running during the night resulted in higher outside temperatures, worsening the urban heat island effect and increasing cooling demands.

"We found that waste heat from air conditioning systems was maximum during the day but...

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Report finds site of mega-development project in Mexico is a biodiversity hotspot

May 20, 2014
Report finds site of mega-development project in Mexico is a biodiversity hotspot

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This is Punta Arena, the site of the proposed Cabo Dorado development. Credit: Ralph Lee Hopkins. ...

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Got fish? Fishing trawling causes intensive, long-term biological damage to seabed ecosystems

May 20, 2014
Got fish?  Fishing trawling causes intensive, long-term biological damage to seabed ecosystems

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This is a microscopic view of nematodes. Credit: Cristina Gambi, Marche Polytechnic University ...

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How does snow affect the amount of water in rivers?

May 19, 2014
How does snow affect the amount of water in rivers?

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Bald Eagle climbs onto Sheriff’s boat at Lake Almanor

Bald Eagle climbs onto Sheriff’s boat at Lake Almanor

The Lake Almanor Basin and surrounding Lassen National Volcanic Forest area spread across a natural wonderland created by millions of years of geologic forces, a crossroad where the granite of the Sierra Nevada meets the lava of the Cascades. Enjoy hours of pleasure on Lake Almanor with its 52 miles of shoreline, in Lassen Volcanic...

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Bee losses in U.S. highlight urgent need to restrict pesticides, shift to sustainable agriculture

May 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 15, 2014 - Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its annual report on honey bee losses in the United States based on a national survey of beekeepers conducted with the Bee Informed Partnership. During the winter of 2013...

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