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March 21, 2019

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March 21, 2019

Sustainable Fisheries and Conservation Policy

Mar. 20, 2019 — There are roughly five times as many recreational fishers as commercial fishers throughout the world. And yet, the needs and peculiarities of these recreational fishers have largely been ignored in ... read more

Mar. 18, 2019 — A study into the effectiveness of disinfecting birds' nests has led to a breakthrough in the understanding of biosecuity measures for the endangered echo parakeet in Mauritius. The research team ... read more

When Green 'Fixes' Actually Increase the Carbon Footprint

Mar. 11, 2019 — New research shows that when tech companies move in, they often encourage a sustainability mindset, but can lead to gentrification and stable or higher ... read more

How to Take a Census of Earth's Biodiversity? One Team of Researchers Has a Plan

Mar. 11, 2019 — How do you monitor the number and location of Earth's plants and animals at any given time? It's a daunting, planet-sized problem, but an international team of researchers has published a ... read more

A Tale of Two Cities: Is Air Pollution Improving in Paris and London?

Mar. 11, 2019 — For the first time, a joint air pollution study across two mega-cities -- London and Paris -- measures the impact of policies designed to reduce air pollution from urban traffic over the last 12 ... read more

People Are Essential to Conserving Pollinators

Mar. 11, 2019 — A global study has concluded that people are essential to conserving the pollinators that maintain and protect biodiversity, agriculture and ... read more

Crucial Milestone for Critically Endangered Bird

Mar. 7, 2019 — A team led by a conservation biologist has successfully relocated threatened Seychelles paradise flycatchers (Terpsiphone corvina) to a different island to help prevent their extinction. Four females ... read more

Climate Change is Leading to Unpredictable Ecosystem Disruption for Migratory Birds

Mar. 5, 2019 — Using data on 77 North American migratory bird species from the eBird citizen-science program, scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology say that, in as little as four decades, it may be very ... read more

Wildfire Risk in California No Longer Coupled to Winter Precipitation

Mar. 4, 2019 — Wet winters no longer predict possible relief from severe wildfires for California. Now, fuel buildup from decades of fire suppression in the 20th century plus rising temperatures from climate change ... read more

Mar. 4, 2019 — The full extent of the human 'footprint' on Antarctica has been revealed for the first time by new research which used satellite images to measure stations, huts, runways, waste sites and ... read more

Mar. 4, 2019 — Rapid population and economic growth are destroying biodiversity. A growing demand for agricultural products requires ever new cultivated areas. Even though technological advances are making ... read more

India's Stubble Burning Air Pollution Causes USD 30 Billion Economic Losses, Health Risks

Mar. 4, 2019 — India's air pollution made headlines around the globe last year. Researchers estimate the economic and health cost of air pollution caused due to stubble burning at USD 30 billion per year in a ... read more

Mar. 4, 2019 — Coastal cities are among the fastest growing population centres on the planet and half of the global population now lives within 100km of the ... read more

Forests, Carbon Sinks Cannot Make Up for Delays in Decarbonizing the Economy, Experts Argue

Feb. 28, 2019 — To stabilize the Earth's climate for people and ecosystems, it is imperative to ramp up natural climate solutions and, at the same time, accelerate mitigation efforts across the energy and ... read more

Feb. 28, 2019 — New results from the Gulf of Corinth, Greece, a continental rift zone where the first stage of ocean basin formation is taking place, show how the environmental conditions and sediment input into the ... read more

Achieving Paris Climate Target Could Net Additional Billions in Fisheries Revenue

Feb. 27, 2019 — Achieving the Paris Agreement global warming target could protect millions of tons in annual worldwide fisheries catch, as well as billions of dollars of annual revenues for fishers, workers' ... read more

How Power-to-Gas Technology Can Be Green and Profitable

Feb. 26, 2019 — Hydrogen production based on wind power can already be commercially viable today. Until now, it was generally assumed that this environmentally friendly power-to-gas technology could not be ... read more

Indigenous Knowledge, Key to a Successful Ecosystem Restoration

Feb. 26, 2019 — Ecological restoration projects actively involving indigenous peoples and local communities are more successful. A new study places value on indigenous and local knowledge contribution in the ... read more

Understanding the Rich Social Lives of Animals Benefits International Conservation Efforts

Feb. 26, 2019 — An international group of researchers working on a wide range of species, from elephants and crows, to whales and chimpanzees, argues that animals' cultural knowledge needs to be taken into ... read more

Feb. 25, 2019 — What kinds of weather do people find remarkable, when does that change, and what does that say about the public's perception of climate change? A study examined those questions through the lens ... read more

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