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Macro-portrait of future bird and wetland scenarios under climate change

Macro-portrait of future bird and wetland scenarios under climate change

  Using a mountain of satellite photographic data and decades of waterfowl counts, a Texas Tech University biologist said she and others have found a correlation with the amount of waterfowl and the amount of wetlands available across the plains from Canada to Texas. More wetlands meaning more waterfowl may sound like a no-brainer, but […]

Meeting the eye-witnesses of ocean change

Meeting the eye-witnesses of ocean change

  Members of the German research network BIOACID (Biological Impacts of Ocean Acidification) are developing a model that links ecosystem changes triggered by ocean acidification and climate change with their economic and societal consequences. Workshops and interviews with stakeholders from the Norwegian fishing industry and tourism sector, the government and environmental organisations help them to […]

Zalaul vrea sa devina pana in 2020 un oras eco

Zalaul vrea sa devina pana in 2020 un oras eco

Planurile Primariei Zalau pentru urmatorii sase ani se axeaza pe dezvoltarea durabila a orasului si pe utilizarea eficienta a energiei. Consilierii municipali au aprobat luni Planul de Actiune pentru Energie Durabila (PAED) 2014-2020 al municipiului Zalau. Utilizarea eficienta a energiei si dezvoltarea durabila a orasului sunt doar cateva din preocuparile incluse in planul Primariei. ”Ne-am […]

Cities support more native biodiversity than previously thought

Cities support more native biodiversity than previously thought

      The rapid conversion of natural lands to cement-dominated urban centers is causing great losses in biodiversity. Yet, according to a new study involving 147 cities worldwide, surprisingly high numbers of plant and animal species persist and even flourish in urban environments — to the tune of hundreds of bird species and thousands […]

Aquatic Insects: Tremendous potential for research on diversification

Aquatic Insects: Tremendous potential for research on diversification

  Inland waters cover less than 1% of Earth’s surface yet harbor 10% of all known animal species, 60% of them being aquatic insects. Nearly 100,000 species from 12 orders spend one or more life stages in freshwater. Still today, little is known on how this remarkable diversity arose. Scientists of the Biodiversity and Climate […]

ЕС разрешает выращивание новой американской генетически модифицированной кукурузы

ЕС разрешает выращивание новой американской генетически модифицированной кукурузы

Министры Европейского Союза по общим делам на днях дали свое единодушие на культивирование в странах Европы новой генетически модифицированной культуры – кукурузы TC1507 от американской фирмы Pioneer. Это произошло в последствии того, как противники ГМ-культуры не смогли до вторника собрать достаточное количество доказательств против ее применения. В соответствии с правилами, в случае если Совет государств-членов […]

Urban bees using plastic to build hives

Urban bees using plastic to build hives

  Once the snow melts, Canada’s bee population will be back in business — pollinating, making honey and keeping busy doing bee things. For at least two urban bee species, that means making nests out of plastic waste. A new study by a University of Guelph graduate and a U of G scientist reveals that […]

Nivel fara precedent de cesiu radioactiv intr-un put situat intre centrala Fukushima si Pacific

Nivel fara precedent de cesiu radioactiv intr-un put situat intre centrala Fukushima si Pacific

Compania care gestioneaza centrala accidentata Fukushima a anuntat ca a masurat joi un nivel de cesiu radioactiv fara precedent, pana in prezent, intr-un put situat intre reactoarele devastate si Oceanul Pacific, cu care se invecineaza. Concentratii de izotopi de cesiu 134 de 37.000 de bequereli la litrul de apa si de 93.000 de bequereli la […]

Coffee growing: More biodiversity, better harvest

Coffee growing: More biodiversity, better harvest

  Bees, birds and bats make a huge contribution to the high yields produced by coffee farmers around Mount Kilimanjaro – an example of how biodiversity can pay off. This effect has been described as result of a study now published in the „Proceedings of the Royal Society B“. It has been conducted by tropical […]

Fiery-red coral species discovered in the Peruvian Pacific

Fiery-red coral species discovered in the Peruvian Pacific

  A new coral species, Psammogorgia hookeri, has been collected by scuba divers from rocky ledges at depths to 25 meters in Peru’s Paracas National Reserve. The corals’ hand-sized colonies are slightly smaller than the colonies of their closest relative. Costa Rican researchers at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the University of Costa Rica […]

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