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Climate change is fueling forest disturbances, study shows

Climate change is fueling forest disturbances, study shows

Increasing forest disturbance damage in Europe. Credit: Image courtesy of European Forest Institute     Climate change is already altering the environment. Long-lived ecosystems such as forests are particularly vulnerable to the comparatively rapid changes in the climate system. A new international study published this week in Nature Climate Change shows that damage from wind, […]

Kangaroos win when aborigines hunt with fire: Co-evolution benefits Australia’s martu people and wildlife

Kangaroos win when aborigines hunt with fire: Co-evolution benefits Australia’s martu people and wildlife

A member of the Martu Aboriginal community in western Australia sets fire to mature spinifex grass as a way to expose burrows occupied by sand monitor lizards, which are then hunted as a major food source. Hill kangaroos — also known as hill wallaroos or euros — are hunted in the same areas. A new […]

Таяние арктических льдов открывает новые пути для транспортировки нефтепродуктов

Таяние арктических льдов открывает новые пути для транспортировки нефтепродуктов

Глобальное потепление климата является причиной беспрецедентного таяния арктических льдов, темпы которого в последние годы только увеличиваются, что вызывает серьезную озабоченность экспертов-экологов. И в это же время, откровенно игнорируя последствия изменения климата и пользуясь уменьшением ледяного покрова Арктики, судоходные фирмы планируют новые маршруты для сокращения времени транспортировки нефтепродуктов. Как сообщает Channel News Asia, японская судоходная компания […]

ONG: Bucurestenii respira aer poluat de trei ori mai mult decat alti europeni. Reactia autoritatilor

ONG: Bucurestenii respira aer poluat de trei ori mai mult decat alti europeni. Reactia autoritatilor

ONG: Bucurestenii respira aer poluat de trei ori mai mult decat alti europeni. Reactia autoritatilor Praf, noxe, aer irespirabil, acesta este portretul Bucurestiului facut de catre activistii de mediu. Statistica lor arata ca bucuresteanul respira aer poluat 3 luni pe an, de trei ori mai mult decat alti europeni. Reactia oficiala contrazice insa cifrele – […]

Boat noise impacts development, survival of sea hares

Boat noise impacts development, survival of sea hares

While previous studies have shown that marine noise can affect animal movement and communication, with unknown ecological consequences, scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Exeter and the Йcole Pratique des Hautes Йtudes (EPHE) CRIOBE in France have demonstrated that boat noise stops embryonic development and increases larval mortality in sea hares. Sea hares (specifically […]

Scientists call for increased conservation efforts to save black bears

Scientists call for increased conservation efforts to save black bears

Between 1880 and 1920, the Central Interior Highlands (CIH), consisting of Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas, saw the height of deforestation that also decreased the habitat for black bears and other forest species. To combat the decline of black bears and repopulate the mountainous region, more than 250 bears from Minnesota and Manitoba were relocated to […]

Жителям Толедо запретили употреблять водопроводную воду из-за цветения водорослей

Жителям Толедо запретили употреблять водопроводную воду из-за цветения водорослей

Жители Толедо, штат Огайо, на днях получили извещение о запрете употребления воды из-под крана. Это решение было принято властями города из-за загрязнения воды токсинами, выделяемыми вследствие бурного цветения водорослей в озере Эри, которое является источником водоснабжения Толедо. На этот момент без питьевой воды оказались более 400 тысяч человек, в основном обитателей западных частей города и […]

22 de strazi din Cluj-Napoca vor avea iluminat ecologic cu LED

22 de strazi din Cluj-Napoca vor avea iluminat ecologic cu LED

  Guvernul Elvetian a aprobat saptamana trecuta proiectul depus de Primaria Cluj-Napoca in cadrul Programului de Cooperare Elvetiano-Roman prin care autoritatile locale isi propun modernizarea iluminatului interior pentru doua cladiri ale Primariei, dar si iluminatul public stradal pentru un numar de 22 de strazi. Este vorba despre cladirile Calea Motilor nr. 3-5-7 (inclusiv cladirea anexa aferenta parking-ului, situata in curtea interioara) […]

Underwater elephants: Mixed impacts of the world’s largest — and threatened — parrotfish

Underwater elephants: Mixed impacts of the world’s largest — and threatened — parrotfish

The world’s largest parrotfish, the bumphead (Bolbometopon muricatum) is often more than 4 feet long and can weigh in at more than 100 pounds. Credit: Klaus Stiefel In the high-tech world of science, researchers sometimes need to get back to basics. UC Santa Barbara’s Douglas McCauley did just that to study the impacts of the […]

Insights on whale shark populations and evidence for their historic rise, recent decline

Insights on whale shark populations and evidence for their historic rise, recent decline

Whale shark. Credit: Image courtesy of Simon Pierce     In the largest study on the genetics of whale sharks conducted to date, researchers found that the world’s biggest fish likely exist in 2 distinct populations with minimal connectivity between the Indo-Pacific and the Atlantic Ocean. The findings suggest that mixing of whale sharks between […]

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