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2013-12-05 23:38:24

Five hundred miles southeast of Hawai‘i, in international waters far out of sight of any land, there are vast mineral resources 5,000 meters below the sea. Manganese nodules, rich in commercially valuable mineral resources including nickel, copper, manganese, cobalt and rare-earth elements, overlay a broad swath of the deep-sea floor.  It took millions of years to form these deposits. The potato-sized nodules themselves and the deep sediments where they are found are home to a...

2013-11-25 23:32:03

Ag Resource Strategies, LLC offers ‘Farm Portfolio’ approach to simplify conservation complexity New Ulm, MN (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 City dwellers as well as farmers need bottom-line returns from over $4 billion invested in federal conservation programs every year. A new “Farm Portfolio” approach shows that the U.S. economy, human health and the environment can benefit in measurable ways from coordinating conservation at all levels. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)...

2013-11-25 12:23:07

MEDLEY, Fla., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Employees at Titan America LLC's Pennsuco Complex received international recognition for their contributions to conservation education at the Wildlife Habitat Council's (WHC) 25(th) Annual Symposium, Celebrating Corporate Conservation, held in Baltimore, MD earlier this month. Titan America, LLC demonstrated its continued commitment to environmental stewardship by achieving Corporate Lands for Learning certification at the...

2013-11-25 08:29:10

BATON ROUGE, La., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The efforts of employees from Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leading provider of innovative and sustainable specialty chemical solutions, to build, maintain and preserve wildlife habitats achieved national recognition at the 25(th) Annual Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) Symposium. Together with the WHC, employees at multiple Albemarle sites have created wildlife habitat and conservation programs on the company's properties to...

2013-11-21 16:22:43

BALTIMORE, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) has awarded Wildlife at Work certifications to three ITC Holdings Corp. programs for contributions to wildlife habitat conservation in Michigan and Iowa. ITC received the recognition at WHC's 25(th) Annual Symposium, Celebrating Corporate Conservation, on November 14 in Baltimore. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131121/DE21730LOGO ) Environmental programs established for at least one year are...

Scientists Urge Focus On New Branch Of Environmental Health
2013-11-20 09:49:14

Wildlife Conservation Society A new paper from members of the HEAL (Health & Ecosystems: Analysis of Linkages) consortium delineates a new branch of environmental health that focuses on the public health risks of human-caused changes to Earth's natural systems. Looking comprehensively at available research to date, the paper's authors highlight repeated correlations between changes in natural systems and existing and potential human health outcomes, including: Forest fires used...

2013-11-19 16:21:22

NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Wildlife Habitat Council has certified six of Titan America, LLC's sites in the United States, including both of its cement operating facilities: Roanoke Cement Company in Troutville, VA and the Pennsuco Cement Complex in Medley, FL. The cement terminal sites honored included Front Royal, VA, Winston-Salem in North Carolina and Richmond, VA. The Center Sand site in Clermont, FL was also certified. All six sites were honored...

Most Irreplaceable Habitats
2013-11-15 14:49:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of international scientists has identified the world’s protected areas that are the most important to stopping animal extinctions in a new report published by the journal Science. Using data on over 170,000 protected areas and assessments of nearly 22,000 species on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the team assessed each protected area for the long-term prospects of birds, mammals and amphibians. The researchers...

2013-11-15 12:21:34

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last week, Safari Club International Foundation held its 12th annual African Wildlife Consultative Forum (AWCF) in Livingstone, Zambia. Conservation leaders attending included wildlife management authorities from the nine African counties of Botswana, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe, as well as representatives from the safari industry, NGO and wildlife science sectors. (Logo:...

Generation Length For Mammals Is An Essential Reference Point For Conservation Studies
2013-11-13 14:21:28

Pensoft Publishers Life history traits are the basic ecological descriptors of a species. These include physical traits, such as body mass and physiological traits, such as reproductive rate. Ecologists have investigated the variation in life history traits and their role in determining the response of species to changing conditions, such as climate change, as well as to anthropogenic stressors. Generation length is one of the most studied among such traits. It represents the age at...


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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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