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Study recommends closing the high seas to fishing

Feb 12, 2015

Feb. 12, 2015 - SFU biologist Isabelle Côté has co-authored a new study that finds little would be lost by eliminating high seas fishing.

The high seas globally should be closed to fishing argues a new study in the journal Scientific Reports, co-authored by Isabelle Côté, a Simon Fraser University professor of marine ecology and...

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Genetic Test Confirms Grand Canyon Wolf Shot in Utah

Feb 11, 2015

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, AZ, Feb. 11, 2015 — Genetic tests show that a female wolf shot and killed in southwestern Utah on Dec. 28 was the same animal observed in October near the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials confirmed the wolf’s identity today after...

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NASA study shows global sea ice diminishing, despite Antarctic gains

Feb 11, 2015
NASA study shows global sea ice diminishing, despite Antarctic gains

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Michigan’s bald eagles full of flame retardants

Feb 9, 2015
Michigan’s bald eagles full of flame retardants

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Report: Family Planning Is Cost-effective Strategy for Climate, Food Security

Feb 8, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 5, 2015 — A new report from the University of California, San Francisco’s Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health states that access to family planning services is a cost-effective strategy to addressing population growth, food insecurity and climate change.

“More than 800 million people on the planet are chronically hungry and...

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New Poll Shows Florida Voters Statewide Strongly Oppose a Black Bear Trophy Hunt

Feb 6, 2015

Feb. 3, 2015 - A new statewide survey reveals Florida voters strongly oppose the trophy hunting of black bears in the state, with strong majorities in every demographic group and political affiliation supporting continued protection for Florida black bears. Nearly two-thirds of Florida voters (61 percent) said they oppose a bear hunting season, while...

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Madagascar Creates Shark Park

Feb 5, 2015
Madagascar Creates Shark Park

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Climate cranks up extinction threat to Borneo mammals

Feb 3, 2015
Climate cranks up extinction threat to Borneo mammals

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Mercury Levels in Hawaiian Yellowfin Tuna Increasing

Feb 3, 2015

ANN ARBOR, MI, Feb. 2, 2015 - Mercury concentrations in Hawaiian yellowfin tuna are increasing at a rate of 3.8 percent or more per year, according to a new University of Michigan-led study that suggests rising atmospheric levels of the toxin are to blame.

Mercury is a potent toxin that can accumulate to high concentrations...

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Tree species influence boreal forest fire behavior and subsequent effects on climate

Feb 2, 2015

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 2, 2015 – For a better understanding of how forest fires behave and interact with climate, scientists are turning to the trees. A new study out of UC Irvine shows that differences in individual tree species between Eurasia and North America alter the continental patterns of fire – and that blazes...

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