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It’s time to put cactus on the menu

Rome, November 30, 2017 - Cactus pear should be considered as a valuable asset, especially for food and livestock feed in dryland areas. FAO gathered...

New Trump Administration Plan For Mexican Gray Wolves Puts The “Lobo” On Path To...

WASHINGTON (Nov. 29, 2017) -- Today the Trump administration released its long-overdue recovery plan for Mexican gray wolves, one of the most endangered mammal...

Blogs on Polar Bears and Sea Ice Reveal Dangerous Gap Between Climate-Change Facts and...

4 Ways to Know Whether a Science Article Is Credible 1) Follow the data. Data trails of skeptics go cold quickly. 2) Follow the money. Some prominent climate...

Species may appear deceptively resilient to climate change

November 27, 2017 - Nature itself can be the best defense against climate change for many species -- at least in the short term­...

Study: Added Arctic data show warming didn’t pause

November 20, 2017 - Gaps in Arctic temperature data caused a misperception that global warming slowed from 1998 to 2012, according to a new...

North American storm clusters could produce 80 percent more rain

BOULDER, Colo. November 20, 2017 - Major clusters of summertime thunderstorms in North America will grow larger, more intense, and more frequent later this...

Swapping where crops are grown could feed an extra 825 million people

Nov. 6, 2017 - Redrawing the global map of crop distribution on existing farmland could help meet growing demand for food and biofuels in...

Protecting ‘high carbon’ rainforest areas also protects threatened wildlife

Nov. 6, 2017 - Conservation efforts focused on protecting forests using carbon-based policies also benefit mammal diversity, new research at the University of Kent...

Sustainability Scientist Says Shrinking National Monuments Will Stress Animals and Change Ecology

Oct. 30, 2017 - “Every man needs a place to go where he can go crazy in peace,” said author and desert rat Edward...

Mussel Loss Threatens Health of Creeks in Western North America

PORTLAND, Ore. October 30, 2017 - Freshwater mussels filter water, keeping it clean and clear for salmon and other aquatic wildlife. A study published...

Fracking Chemicals Linked to Neurodevelopmental Health Impacts

Oakland, Calif. October 25, 2017 - A new article released online today in the peer-reviewed journal Reviews on Environmental Health shows that substances widely...

Salmon could win and lose in changing climate

October 25, 2017 - Pacific salmon face an uncertain future due to accelerated climate and landscape change, according to a synthesis paper published in...

Two-Thirds of America’s Population Now Threatened by More Extreme Heat Days

WASHINGTON D.C. October 25, 2017 – Nearly two-thirds of Americans are now facing increased extreme heat days, according to a new analysis by the...

Sysco, US Foods fail Greenpeace seafood sustainability ranking despite industry-wide improvements

WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 24, 2017 - In the second edition of its Sea of Distress report released today, Greenpeace found that some foodservice industry...

Exposure to Glyphosate, Chemical Found in Roundup, Increased 500 Per Cent Over 23 Years

Oct. 24, 2017 - Analyzing samples from a prospective study, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers found that human exposure to...

Pollution responsible for 16 percent of deaths globally — Lancet Commission report

Oct. 24, 2017 - Simon Fraser University health sciences professor Bruce Lanphear is a Commissioner and author of The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health that...

Conservation Groups Join Reward to Catch Oregon Wolf-killer

PORTLAND, Ore. Oct. 24, 2017 - Conservation organizations are bolstering a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services reward for information on the illegal killing of OR-33,...

Global Tree Cover Loss Rose 51 Percent in 2016

October 23, 2017 - Global tree cover loss reached a record 29.7 million hectares (73.4 million acres) in 2016, according to new data from...

Shock decline in flying insects

LONDON, Oct. 20, 2017 - The mass of flying insects in parts of Germany has fallen by three-quarters in the last 27 years. Since the...

U.S. Ocean Observation Critical to Understanding Climate Change, But Lacks Long-Term National Planning

WASHINGTON October 20, 2017 - The ocean plays a critical role in climate and weather, serving as a massive reservoir of heat and water...