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Predicting climate impacts on ecosystems will require scientists to widen the lens

Oct. 24, 2016 - Most research on climate change ecology is limited to the impacts of a single climate variable, such as temperature or...

Climate change already accelerating sea level rise, study finds

BOULDER, Colo. Aug. 10, 2016 -- Greenhouse gases are already having an accelerating effect on sea level rise, but the impact has so far...

August 8th is Earth Overshoot Day this year

OAKLAND, Calif. AUGUST 8, 2016 - By August 8, humanity will have used up nature’s budget for the entire year, according to data from...

Groups Call on Obama to Align Public Lands Management in Western Colorado With U.S....

DENVER, Nov. 1, 2016 - Conservation groups today called on the Obama administration to align public lands management with U.S. climate goals, in response...

Scientists calls on all governments and global institutions to take action to ensure the...

Oct. 10, 2016 - The international seagrass research and conservation community together with the World Seagrass Association calls on all governments and global institutions to take...

Crude oil causes heart and skull deformities in haddock

Aug. 10, 2016 - Even brief exposures of the eggs of Atlantic haddock to low concentrations of dispersed crude oil can cause severe and...

Rice crops that can save farmers money and cut pollution

July 31, 2016 - A new U of T Scarborough study has identified "superstar" varieties of rice that can reduce fertilizer loss and cut down...

Latest ocean warming review reveals extent of impacts on nature and humans

HONOLULU, Hawaiʻi,  September 5, 2016 -  Ocean warming is affecting humans in direct ways and the impacts are already being felt, including effects on...

Study: Mounting Evidence Supports Eating Less Meat for Health of People, Planet

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2016 - A new systematic review of dietary patterns and sustainability published in the latest edition of Advances in Nutrition provides...

Study: Voters in Eastern U.S. — Including Florida — Want to Preserve Forests, Water

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Jan. 24, 2017 -  Voters are likely to approve referenda for forest and water conservation in the eastern United States, including Florida,...

Exxon killed the reef: Coastal communities point at fossil fuel industry for killing the...

Aug. 17, 2016 - Divers from coastal communities around the world wrapped crime-scene tape around dead coral reefs during a series of underwater dives...

Pacific Bluefin Tuna One Step Closer to Endangered Species Act Protection

SAN FRANCISCO Oct. 7, 2016— In the face of staggering declines, Endangered Species Act protection may be warranted for Pacific bluefin tuna, the National...

Outrage as new shark nets installed today in Northern NSW

Nov. 18, 2016 - The Australian Marine Conservation Society expresses grave concern at a kneejerk decision to exempt the NSW Government from national environmental...

Global pollution hot spot maps link consumers with impacts

Nov. 3, 2016 - Global trade has changed the way the goods we buy are made: in the 1970s, a majority of goods were...

All Polar Bears Across the Arctic Face Shorter Sea Ice Season

Sept. 14, 2016 - It's no secret that Arctic sea ice is melting. Polar bears, the poster-child for climate change, are among the animals most...

Army Corps Recommends Denial of Essential Permit for Rosemont Mine in Arizona

TUCSON, AZ, July 29, 2016 -  In an important development in the effort to save America’s only known jaguar, the U.S. Army Corps of...

Melting ice sheet could release frozen Cold War-era waste

Aug. 4, 2016 - Camp Century, a U.S. military base built within the Greenland Ice Sheet in 1959, doubled as a top-secret site for...

Study finds 6,600 spills from fracking in just four states

DURHAM, N.C. Feb. 22, 2017- Each year, 2 to 16 percent of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells spill hydrocarbons, chemical-laden water, hydraulic fracturing...

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Caused Widespread Marsh Erosion, Study Shows

DURHAM, NC, Sept. 27, 2016 - The Deepwater Horizon oil spill six years ago caused widespread marsh erosion that may be permanent in some...

World Soil Day hails symbiotic role of pulses to boost sustainable agriculture

ROME, Italy December 5, 2016 - Soil and pulses can make major contributions to the challenge of feeding the world's growing population and combating climate...