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2014-07-21 09:49:35

University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science Collaborative research team publishes findings in special issue of Ecological Indicators A Florida-based marine research team has developed a unique formal process and modeling framework to help manage South Florida's economically important coastal marine environments. The MARES project (Marine and Estuarine Goal Setting), led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Cooperative Institute...

2014-06-25 11:16:32

Virginia Tech Research review shows incentives slow rain forest encroachment The rate of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has declined. An international team of scientists, including one from Virginia Tech, reviewed published research about policy interventions and commodity market effects, and determined that positive incentives for farmers, counties, and states can do as much to preserve forests as public policies that call for penalties. "The challenge now is to build...

2014-05-30 11:14:25

The UC Santa Barbara Current Research by Bren professor projects land-use changes up to 2051 and examines options for auctions that provide incentives for landowners As population grows, society needs more — more energy, more food, more paper, more housing, more of nearly everything. Meeting those needs can lead to changes in how land is used. Native grasslands, forests and wetlands may be converted into croplands, tree plantations, residential areas and commercial developments....

2014-02-24 23:00:13

Protected natural areas in Costa Rica reduced poverty by 16 percent in neighboring communities, mainly by encouraging ecotourism, according to new research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Protected natural areas in Costa Rica reduced poverty by 16 percent in neighboring communities, mainly by encouraging ecotourism, according to new research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

Nations Approve First Plan And Budget For Intergovernmental Platform For Biodiversity And Ecosystem Services
2013-12-16 13:57:30

Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services The groundbreaking Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) today agreed to develop a set of assessments on pollination and food production, land degradation and invasive species aimed at providing policymakers with the tools to tackle pressing environmental challenges. Around 400 delegates from over 100 governments, scientific organizations, civil society and the private sector, attended...

Salt Marsh Ecosystems Need Quality Biodiversity, Not Just Quantity
2013-12-07 06:03:23

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists have believed for years that preserving more species, no matter which ones, was a key component to enhancing how well an ecosystem performs. A research team from Duke University and the University of Massachusetts at Boston investigating biodiversity loss in a salt marsh says that this isn't quite right. Their findings, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show that it's not just the total...

2013-12-06 13:59:59

For first time, Dartmouth study puts a dollar value on snow's reflection of solar energy Replacing forests with snow-covered meadows may provide greater climatic and economic benefits than if trees are left standing in some regions, according to a Dartmouth College study that for the first time puts a dollar value on snow's ability to reflect the sun's energy. The findings suggest more frequent logging or deforestation may better serve our planet and pocketbooks in high latitude areas...

Concerns Over Tree Pests And Diseases On The rise
2013-11-15 12:57:15

University of Southampton New research has found that the number of pests and disease outbreaks in trees and forests across the world has been increasing. The review "The consequences of Tree Pests and Diseases for Ecosystem Services" by scientists from the universities of Southampton, Cambridge, Oxford and St Andrews is published today (15 November) in the journal Science. The research shows that the experience of widespread death of trees, similar to that seen from Dutch elm...

2013-09-26 23:24:46

The authors of two companion papers featured in Rangeland Ecology & Management assess three main components of climate change: rising concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide, atmospheric warming, and altered patterns of precipitation. Increasing awareness of and preparedness for climatic variability will promote both the supply of ecosystem services and the maintenance of human livelihoods well into the future. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 Since beginning of...

Removing Nitrogen From The Environment The Natural Way
2013-09-17 12:57:56

University of Illinois Removing nitrogen from the environment "the natural way" by creating a wetland is a long-term, nutrient-removal solution, more cost effective than upgrading a wastewater treatment plant, but it isn't necessarily socially beneficial to offer landowners multiple payments for the environmental services that flow from such wetlands, according to a study conducted at the University of Illinois. "In the areas we studied in Bureau County with small wastewater treatment...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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