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Overweight video game avatars ‘play’ worse than thin ones, study says

Jan 28, 2015

January 28, 2015 - Women assigned an overweight avatar in a video tennis game didn’t play as hard as those assigned a slim one — regardless of the player’s actual size, according to a new study by the University of California, Davis.

“How we perceive ourselves can have a profound impact even when it is...

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Monarch Numbers Up Slightly, But Butterfly Still at Risk of Extinction

Jan 28, 2015
Monarch Numbers Up Slightly, But Butterfly Still at Risk of Extinction

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Global warming doubles risk of extreme La Niña event in Pacific Ocean, research shows

Jan 27, 2015

Jan. 26, 2015 - The risk of extreme La Niña events in the Pacific Ocean could double due to global warming, new research has shown.

The projected twofold increase in the frequency of this potentially devastating weather phenomenon across the globe could lead to increased droughts in south-western United States, floods in the western Pacific...

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With pollinator declines, millions at risk of malnutrition

Jan 27, 2015
With pollinator declines, millions at risk of malnutrition

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If You Buy Ivory, You Kill People: The Human Toll of Ivory Trafficking

Jan 26, 2015
If You Buy Ivory, You Kill People: The Human Toll of Ivory Trafficking

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British Frackers Face Mounting Opposition

Jan 26, 2015

Jan. 26, 2015 - It could all be over before it even began. The boom could turn to bust before a well is even drilled. The British fracking industry now faces growing resistance from numerous influential voices. The industry could be heading for melt-down.

A prominent group of British Parliamentarians has today called for a...

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Ocean Advocates Call upon Supermarkets to Help Restore Balance to Alaska’s Bering Sea

Jan 23, 2015
Ocean Advocates Call upon Supermarkets to Help Restore Balance to Alaska’s Bering Sea

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Blended ecological knowledge systems yield insight for managing beargrass, other culturally important forest plants

Jan 23, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. January 21, 2015. In a study that blended tribal cultural knowledge with scientific methods, U.S. Forest Service researchers identified the ecological conditions of forest sites preferred by harvesters of beargrass for use in traditional weaving.

The study, which is among the first to merge traditional ecological knowledge with scientific ecological knowledge to understand...

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Illusion of Lights: A Journey into the Unseen (TRAILER)

Jan 22, 2015

Jan. 22, 2015 - Illusion of Lights introduces you to the concept of movement and time that visually explores our night skies. Beginning with the dazzling chaos of urban light pollution, the film takes you on a magnificent trip across pristine wildernes...

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South Africa confirms 2014 worst on record for rhino poaching

Jan 22, 2015

South Africa, January 22, 2015 - Official figures released today by South Africa confirmed that 2014 was the worst on record for rhino poaching.

A total of 1,215 rhinos were poached in South Africa in 2014, an average of more than three animals per day or 100 per month.

The latest figures illustrate the severity of...

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