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23/4/2014
It will be a profound irony if NASA`s lasting value will be to document from space the planet`s decline. Case in point: The agency released today a scientific visualization video showing the transition of the entire African rainforest in ...   
23/4/2014
Years of drier conditions in the Congo River basin in central Africa appear to be affecting trees in the region’s vast rain forests, scientists reported on Wednesday.Writing in the journal Nature, the researchers said that the capacity of ...   
23/4/2014
The Congo Basin will face disproportionately high levels of global warming by 2050 due to deforestation, researchers have warned. Shrinking rainforest cover means the area will heat up by an additional 0.7C by mid-century, on top of the ...   
23/4/2014
The portion of days with warm weather in the U.S. have increased by 25 percent over the past 50 years according to a new data analysis. The analysis draws on publicly available data and represents the tip of the iceberg for how publicly available ...   
23/4/2014
A global programme to reward developing countries for avoiding deforestation has made little headway, officials and conservationists say. The delays are proving particularly frustrating for communities concerned with conserving forests ...   
23/4/2014
The push to start drilling in the Atlantic Ocean is gaining momentum and dividing people along the grand coast of South Carolina, where some local leaders fear what it could mean for tourism. "If we had an event like they had in the Gulf ...   
23/4/2014
Earlier this year, the groups behind the Reject and Protect campaign and their supporters sent 2 million anti-Keystone XL comments to the Obama Administration in just 30 days. Now, they`re following that up by in-person resistance to the ...   
23/4/2014
It's big and bumpy with a gooey interior and a powerful smell of decay - but it could help keep millions of people from hunger.Researchers say jackfruit – a large ungainly fruit grown across south and south-east Asia – could be a ...   
23/4/2014
Climbing to the roof of the world is becoming less predictable and possibly more dangerous, scientists say, as climate change brings warmer temperatures that may eat through the ice and snow on Mount Everest.Nepal was left reeling when a ...   
23/4/2014
If I asked you to think of renewable energy what comes to mind? I imagine it is skyscraper-sized wind turbines, solar panels on suburban roofs or massive hydro-electric dams. You probably do not think of burning wood or converting crops to liquid ...   
23/4/2014
A family claiming they were sickened because of pollution from hydraulic fracturing operations near their home should be awarded $2.95 million for their troubles, a jury ruled on Tuesday. The Parr family had sued Aruba Petroleum Inc. in ...   
23/4/2014
British conservationists have joined Maltese citizens in protesting against the annual hunting of migratory birds, which local hunters have defended as a ‘tradition’. Each year, several bird species migrate from Africa to Northern ...   
23/4/2014
How does a thing become a person? In December 2013, the lawyer Steven Wise showed the world how, with a little legal jujitsu, an animal can transition from a thing without rights to a person with legal protections. This Op-Doc video follows Mr. ...   
23/4/2014
Tanzania is enlisting climate data in a new approach to curbing malaria.Enhancing National Climate Services (ENACTS), a system established by the Tanzania Meteorological Agency in conjunction with the US-based International Research ...   
23/4/2014
This is a story about bad timing.One of the most disturbing ways that climate change is already playing out is through what ecologists call "mismatch" or "mistiming." This is the process whereby warming causes animals to fall out of step ...   
23/4/2014
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said today that agriculture tends to take the brunt of criticism about climate change, but the industry contributes only 9 percent of the greenhouse gases blamed for a warming planet. "Everyone ...   
22/4/2014
Declining coral reef health is threatening the food security and livelihoods of millions of people living in the coastal tropics, according to a study by University of Queensland researchers. Lead author Dr Alice Rogers said coral reefs ...   
22/4/2014
Federal protection status for a population of grizzly bears facing extinction in the mountains of Idaho and northwest Montana should be raised to endangered from threatened, environmentalists said in a lawsuit filed on Tuesday.The ...   
22/4/2014
Earth is home to millions of species. Just one dominates it. Us. Our cleverness, our inventiveness and our activities have modified almost every part of our planet. In fact, we are having a profound impact on it. Indeed, our cleverness, our ...   
22/4/2014
A “galvanised” mining industry has promised a prolonged campaign of advertising and lobbying to counter what it sees as scaremongering by environmental activists. The Queensland Resources Council will on Wednesday launch its first ever ...   
22/4/2014
The California Environmental Protection Agency has released a statewide list of census tracts most burdened by pollution, providing a first-of-its-kind ranking certain to pressure regulators to clean up neighborhoods with long-standing health ...   
22/4/2014
Analyzing thousands of breeding bird surveys sent in by citizen scientists across the western United States and Canada over 35 years, wildlife researchers report that most of the 40 songbird species they studied shifted either northward or toward ...   
22/4/2014
From rhinos to redwood trees, the noughties decade has spelled the end for some species of plants and animals. Many have not been sighted in their natural habitat for some time, while others have been declared officially extinct by body that ...   
22/4/2014
We can simulate the climate and we can even simulate babies. Now, we can simulate life on Earth, too - the vast and complex interactions of the living organisms on our planet. Named Madingley, after the village in Cambridgeshire, UK, ...   
22/4/2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency slashed its target for 2013 use of cellulosic biofuel to less than a million gallons on Tuesday after the industry failed to meet goals for production of the fuel last year. The agency lowered the ...   

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