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Ecosystems Suffer Negative Effects From Loss Of Large Predators
2014-01-10 03:27:19

Authors of a new research review in the journal Science have called for a global initiative to save large predators around the world.

2014-01-08 17:21:40

Florida State University researchers have spearheaded a major review of fisheries data that examines the domino effect that occurs when too many fish are harvested from one habitat.

2013-12-20 23:27:03

The Pine Mountain Range in west-central Georgia is rooted in unique and diverse plant and animal species, and has great historical value.

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

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.

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

Scientists have believed for years that preserving more species, no matter which ones, was a key component to enhancing how well an ecosystem performs. However, researchers investigating biodiversity loss in a salt marsh says that this isn't quite right.

Pragmatic Approach To Saving What Can Be Saved
2013-10-17 10:45:55

How can biodiversity be preserved in a world in which traditional ecosystems are increasingly being displaced by “man-made nature”?

Temperature Increase Puts Terrestrial Ecosystems At Risk Of Major Shifts
2013-10-08 11:39:45

Over 80% of the world's ice-free land is at risk of profound ecosystem transformation by 2100, a new study reveals.

2013-09-27 10:49:36

New regulatory approaches may be needed to assess environmental risks of agricultural growth promoters, and similar human pharmaceuticals, following research that shows a newly found reversion mechanism allows unexpected persistence of the steroidal substances in aquatic environments.

Overgrazing Is Turning Parts Of Mongolian Steppe Into Desert
2013-09-06 13:27:48

Overgrazing by millions of sheep and goats is the primary cause of degraded land in the Mongolian Steppe, one of the largest remaining grassland ecosystems in the world, Oregon State University researchers say in a new report.

Researchers Identify Unprotected Regions That Harbor The Majority Of Life On Earth
2013-09-05 16:23:48

Can the separate international commitments of protecting 17% of the planet's terrestrial surface and of conserving 60% of the world's plant species within these protected areas be met simultaneously by 2020?


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