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Posted inEnviro

Fireflies face global threats

February 3, 2020 – Worldwide declines in insect populations have sparked considerable concern among researchers and members of the general public alike. To date, however, significant research gaps exist, and many insect threats remain under-investigated and poorly understood. For instance, despite their charismatic bioluminescent displays and cultural and economic importance, the 2000-plus species of firefly […]

Posted inSci/Tech

Demonstrated Natural Refrigerant Replacements Could Reduce Energy Costs and Conserve the Environment

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 14, 2018  –  The 1987 Montreal Protocol and the 1997 Kyoto Protocol called for countries around the world to phase out substances like CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons), HCFCs (hydrochlorofluorocarbons), and HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons) that deplete the ozone layer and cause global warming. Many heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems still use these synthetic refrigerants that […]

Posted inUS

Scientists warn that proposed US-Mexico border wall threatens biodiversity, conservation

July 25, 2018 – Amidst increased tensions over the US-Mexico border, a multinational group of over 2500 scientists have endorsed an article cautioning that a hardened barrier may produce devastating ecological effects while hampering binational conservation efforts. In the BioScience Viewpoint , a group led by Robert Peters, William J. Ripple, and Jennifer R. B. […]