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24/7/2014
The Colorado River basin is drying up. According to data recently released by NASA, the basin has lost nearly 53 million acre feet of freshwater since 2004, taking away far more water than the nation's largest reservoirs can refill. The ...   
24/7/2014
Today, in the midst of what has been termed the “Sixth Great Extinction” by many in the scientific community, humans are contributing to dizzying rates of species loss and ecosystem changes. A new analysis published in Science refutes the value ...   
24/7/2014
An Oregon citizens' initiative that would require labeling of foods made with genetically modified ingredients has garnered more than enough signatures to gain a spot on the state's November ballot, a state government spokesman said on ...   
24/7/2014
Insects, worms and other small animals that carry out vital functions for life on earth have declined by 45 per cent on average over 35 years, threatening human health, water quality and food supplies, a study has found.The rapid decline ...   
24/7/2014
Whether or not you think that`s alright depends on your perspective. According to Patrick Creighton, those numbers are pretty good -- so many oil and natural gas wells have been drilled in Pennsylvania in the past seven years that 209 problem ...   
24/7/2014
In addition to the area residents, cleanup crew members and consumers of regional seafood, monkeys have also suffered health issues likely attributable to the Fukushima nuclear disaster of 2011. In the case of the Japanese macaques, the ...   
24/7/2014
"In Africa, you can come across Kaya forests of coastal Kenya, customary forests in Uganda, sacred forest groves in Benin, dragon forests in The Gambia or church forests in Ethiopia...You can also come across similar forest patches in South and ...   
24/7/2014
Expanding and strengthening the community forest rights of indigenous groups and rural residents can make a major contribution to sequestering carbon and reducing CO2 emissions from deforestation, according to a new report. The World Resources ...   
24/7/2014
Innovations in agriculture don’t just come from veteran environmentalists or food industry heavyweights. In fact, many incredibly inspiring projects are the creations of youth and young people around the world. Food Tank is excited to highlight ...   
24/7/2014
The shuffling of lobby dollars that keeps fossil fuel-friendly policies on the books for the benefit of huge corporations and their legislative pals isn`t specific to the U.S. A new report from Friends of the Earth Europe aims to expose ...   
24/7/2014
Researchers meeting in Cameroon say Africa may lose up to 30 percent of its animal and plant species by the end of the century due to global warming, population growth and unregulated development.The researchers from 20 African, American ...   
24/7/2014
Targeted law enforcement efforts via Brazil's green municipalities programs were responsible for reducing deforestation by 10,653 square kilometers - an area the size of Massachusetts - between 2009 and 2011, argues a paper published in the ...   
24/7/2014
Twenty new coal mine projects by state-run Coal India, planned with annual capacity of 52 million tonnes (46 million tons), have been delayed by difficulties acquiring land and environmental clearances, the coal minister said on Thursday, ...   
24/7/2014
Better utilization of its vast areas of pasturelands could enable Brazil to dramatically boost agricultural production without the need to clear another hectare of Amazon rainforest, cerrado, or Atlantic forest, argues a new study published in ...   
24/7/2014
A South African court has sentenced a rhino poacher to 77 years in jail, the heaviest penalty imposed by authorities desperate to halt a wave of poaching that is threatening the population of the endangered animals. Mandla Chauke was ...   
24/7/2014
The biggest nickel mine in Central America has restarted operations amid violent clashes between indigenous people and security forces, disputes over land ownership, and ongoing lawsuits for gang-rape and murder. The Fenix mine in ...   
23/7/2014
The best way to protect rainforests is to keep people out, right? Absolutely not. The best way to keep the trees, and prevent the carbon in them from entering the atmosphere, is by letting people into the forests: local people with the legal ...   
23/7/2014
Federal land managers on Wednesday banned exploding targets used by shooting enthusiasts from 12 national forests in four Western U.S. states, saying the devices could spark wildfires and are a threat to public safety. The prohibition in ...   
23/7/2014
Nearly 100 people were killed in the Philippines last week when Typhoon Rammasun roared through, raising doubts about efforts to end the heavy tolls from storms that are only expected to get more intense as the global climate ...   
23/7/2014
In an effort to kickstart slowing investment in mining and fossil fuels, Peru has passed a controversial new law that overturns many of its environmental protections and essentially defangs its Ministry of Environment. The new law has ...   
23/7/2014
The international community is failing to take advantage of a potent opportunity to counter climate change by strengthening local land tenure rights and laws worldwide, new data suggests. In what researchers say is the most detailed ...   
23/7/2014
The U.S. Atlantic and Gulf Coasts are not ready for the increased flooding and stronger storms that are expected from climate change, scientists say. The National Research Council report, released today, warns that the past few years ...   
23/7/2014
Despite widespread drought in the West and expectations of an above-average wildfire season, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said Wednesday that ...   
23/7/2014
EXPERTS say Tanzania is currently suffering high economic costs due to extreme events due to climate change. The costs include low crop yields due to drought and floods, as well as increased cases of malaria and other diseases.Tanzania's ...   
23/7/2014
A new study on honeybees suggests that not all worker bees are hardworkers and that some are busier than others. Honeybee colonies are considered to be an efficient colony system where each worker bee forages for food for long hours, ...   

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