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BirdLife and Lynx publish first ever illustrated world bird checklist

Aug 22, 2014
BirdLife and Lynx publish first ever illustrated world bird checklist

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An Update on Green Waste Containerization

Aug 21, 2014
An Update on Green Waste Containerization

by Alan Pryor At their July 28 meeting, the Davis Natural Resources Commission received a report from their Zero Waste Subcommittee on the status of implementation of the green waste containerization in Davis including their recommendations to improve on the previously considered roll-out programs. That Zero Waste Subcommittee report follows in its entirety after...

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Seafood substitutions can expose consumers to unexpectedly high mercury

Aug 20, 2014
Seafood substitutions can expose consumers to unexpectedly high mercury

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Global warming is moistening the atmosphere

Aug 18, 2014

Aug. 13, 2014 - We have long suspected that greenhouse gases which cause the Earth to warm would lead to a wetter atmosphere. The latest research published by Eul-Seok Chung, Brian Soden, and colleagues provides new insight into what was thought to be an old problem. In doing so, they experimentally verified what climate...

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How to Help Your Trees Survive the Drought

Aug 16, 2014
How to Help Your Trees Survive the Drought

Tree Davis has put out an infographic about how to help your trees survive the drought. They write, “trees and water are both precious resources. Trees make our houses feel like home-they also improve property values, clean our water and air, and even make our streets safer and quieter. When we water wisely and...

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Human Contribution to Glacier Mass Loss on the Increase

Aug 15, 2014
Human Contribution to Glacier Mass Loss on the Increase

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Davis Vanguard
City Wants Feedback on LED Streetlights and Greenbelt/ Park Lighting Options

City Wants Feedback on LED Streetlights and Greenbelt/ Park Lighting Options

 (From Press Release) In recent months the City has installed LED streetlights in most areas of Davis. The new lights save money and energy and last more than three times longer than the old street lights. The new brighter lights have generated both concerns and support from community members. In response, the City has...

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How Much Is Nature Worth

Aug 13, 2014
How Much Is Nature Worth

Aug. 12, 2014 - A recently published article estimated the total value of the environment to people at $145 trillion per year. That’s about twice as much as the total output of the global economy – nearly $75 trillion in 2013.

Ecosystem services – clean water, clean air, temperature regulation, food production, etc. –...

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Federal Agency Ignores Best Available Science In Decision Not To List Wolverine

Aug 12, 2014

BOZEMAN, Mont. August 12, 2014 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision today to abandon proposed protections for the wolverine ignores the best available science, including advice from the Service's own wildlife experts, conservation groups stated. In response to the decision, a coalition of 9 groups will file notice of intention to sue...

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Investment in Climate Change Adaptation can Help Promote the Livelihoods of 65% of Africans, finds new report

Aug 12, 2014

Nairobi, 12 August 2014 – Investment in climate change adaptation can help ensure that the impacts of climate change - including a projected 20 – 50 per cent decline in water availability – do not reverse decades of development progress in Africa, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Environment...

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