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2013-05-20 23:22:35

Endangered Earth Journal.com has posted Part 2 of a three-part interview series with Jean-Christophe Vié, Deputy Director of IUCN´s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS - Save Our Species, on Saving Threatened Species From Extinction. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 Endangered Earth Journal.com has posted Part 2, of a three-part, 4,000 word interview, with Jean-Christophe Vié, Deputy Director of IUCN´s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS - Save Our...

Experts Convene On Uncertainties Of Global Water Resources
2013-05-20 13:27:19

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This week, in Bonn, Germany — world experts are convening on the dangers posed to Earth´s most vital resource: water. "The list of human activities and their impact on the water systems of Planet Earth is long and important," said Anik Bhaduri, Executive Officer of the Global Water System Project (GWSP). "We have altered the Earth's climatology and chemistry, its snow cover, permafrost, sea and glacial ice extent and ocean...

2013-05-17 23:17:43

a Tiger Journal.com begins a three-part interview series with Jean-Christophe Vié, Director of IUCN´s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS - Save Our Species, for Endangered Species Day, May 17, 2013. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 a Tiger Journal.com begins a three-part interview with Jean-Christophe Vié, Deputy Director of IUCN´s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS — Save Our Species, for Endangered Species Day, May 17, 2013. "Wild tigers...

2013-05-17 23:17:40

Endangered Earth Journal.com has launched Part 1 of a three-part interview series with Jean-Christophe Vié, Deputy Director of IUCN´s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS - Save Our Species, for Endangered Species Day, May 17, 2013. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 Endangered Earth Journal.com has launched Part 1, of a three-part, 4,000 word interview, with Jean-Christophe Vié, Deputy Director of IUCN´s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS - Save Our...

2013-05-15 23:27:33

Endangered Earth Journal.com will feature a three-part interview with Jean-Christophe Vié, Deputy Director of IUCN´s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS - Save Our Species, starting Endangered Species Day, May 17, 2013. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 Endangered Earth Journal.com will feature part one, of a three part, 4,000 word interview, with Jean-Christophe Vié, Deputy Director of IUCN´s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS - Save Our Species,...

2013-05-15 23:27:30

Starting Endangered Species Day, May 17, 2013, a Tiger Journal.com will feature a three part interview with Jean-Christophe Vié, Director of IUCN´s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS - Save Our Species. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 Starting Endangered Species Day, May 17, 2013, a Tiger Journal will feature part one, of a three part, 4,000 word interview, with Jean-Christophe Vié, Deputy Director of IUCN´s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS...

Study Proves Darwin's Theory That Productivity Increases Species Diversity
2013-05-14 06:49:07

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Charles Darwin predicted that a plot of land growing distantly related grasses would be more productive than a plot with a single species of grass in On The Origin of Species, first published in 1859. Over 150 years later, a new study from the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), reveals Darwin was right; environments containing species that are distantly related to one another are more productive than those containing closely...

2013-05-13 13:02:53

Study uses data on 50,000 common plants and animals to predict worldwide range losses without urgent action to limit emissions Climate change could dramatically reduce the geographic ranges of thousands of common plant and animal species during this century, according to research using data made freely available online through the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). Research published today in the journal Nature Climate Change looked at nearly 50,000 globally widespread and...

2013-04-23 12:53:36

Researchers illustrate how changes to farming could dramatically increase future costs of conservation In the face of unprecedented deforestation and biodiversity loss, policy makers are increasingly using financial incentives to encourage conservation. However, a research team led by the National University of Singapore (NUS) revealed that in the long run, conservation incentives may struggle to compete with future agricultural yields. Their findings were first published online in...


Latest Biodiversity Reference Libraries

Heirloom plant
2013-09-20 13:16:15

Heirloom plants are plants that were grown centuries ago, handed down through the generations, and are still grown today without genetic modification. Heirloom plants maintain their traits year after year even though they are subjected to open pollination. Growing heirlooms is becoming more popular in North America and Europe because of their resistance to disease, pests, and extreme weather. Plants that have been genetically altered through artificial means, otherwise known as hybrids,...

Conservation Biology
2012-05-12 20:05:54

Conservation Biology is a peer-reviewed academic journal of the Society for Conservation Biology. It was established in 1987 and is published by Wiley-Blackwell. Conservation Biology was originally developed to provide a global voice for an emerging discipline. It quickly became the most important journal dealing with the topic of biological diversity. Editor-in-chief is Gary Meffe; managing editor is Ellen Main. Stanley A. Temple, President of the SCB from 1991-1993, said: “The...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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