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2013-02-02 23:00:32

To mark the annual World Wetlands Day, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance has designated its largest site ever in the South American country of Bolivia. The 17 million acre Llanos de Moxos wetland is critical to the overall health of the amazon, says World Wildlife Fund (WWF.) Trinidad, Bolivia (PRWEB) February 02, 2013 Located near the borders of Peru and Brazil in the southwestern corner of the Amazon basin, the Llanos de Moxos is made up of tropical savannas...

2013-01-24 23:00:17

After complying with environmental constraints generated by a species of endangered frog, this one-of-a-kind timber vehicular bridge was successfully created. South Lake Tahoe, CA (PRWEB) January 24, 2013 York Bridge Concepts, Inc. (YBC) recently completed a timber vehicular driveway bridge which allows access to a legacy asset property that dates back to the early 1900´s. The property was a portion of the Broder family summer cattle ranch and then became the summer residence for and...

Trading Wetlands Does Not Have To Be A Deal With The Devil
2013-01-17 12:01:13

University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences If Faust had been in the business of trading wetlands rather than selling his soul, the devil might be portrayed by the current guidelines for wetland restoration. Research from the University of Illinois recommends a new framework that could make Faustian bargains over wetland restoration sites result in more environmentally positive outcomes. U of I ecologist Jeffrey Matthews explained that under the...

2013-01-14 10:33:57

As sea levels climb, Australia´s coastal wetlands will be increasingly trapped between urban development on land and the rising ocean, imperilling the survival of their unique plants, birds and fish, leading ecologists warned today. Researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) say Australia´s planners and coastal communities need to think up to 100 years ahead to ensure the survival of mangroves, salt marshes, sedge lands and melaleuca swamps and...

2012-12-27 14:36:40

The discovery of ℠wonky holes´ — strange freshwater seeps resembling miniature volcanoes on the seafloor — is giving Australian water scientists important new insights into the nation´s groundwater resources, and how they may be used by coastal communities. Wonky holes — named by fishermen whose nets they snagged, threatening to capsize their boats — were first found in a 60 km-wide strip fringing the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) coastline. These...

Climate Change Is Having Major Impact On Biodiversity
2012-12-20 14:38:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Global warming is causing plant and animal species to alter their geographic ranges and the timing of key life events such as migrating, flowering, or laying eggs -- a shift that could adversely impact biodiversity as well as ecosystems, a new government report has revealed. The range and timing-related changes are occurring faster now that they were just a few years ago, report the authors of "Impacts of Climate Change on...

Storm Surge Defense Alternatives Needed To Protect Coastal New York
2012-11-20 16:31:34

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online New storm surge barriers are being proposed to help protect Lower Manhattan in New York City from storms such as those like the recent Superstorm Sandy. Catherine Seavitt Nordenson, associate professor of landscape architecture in CCNY's Spitzer School of Architecture, is calling for the deployment of a storm surge strategy that combines elements of soft infrastructure with the hardening of existing infrastructure like the...


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Lucia Widow, Palpopleura lucia
2013-07-17 11:23:24

The Lucia widow (Palpopleura lucia) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in a large range that includes Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Madagascar, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia, among many other areas of sub-Saharan Africa. It prefers a habitat in tropical and subtropical habitats near rivers, swamps, wetlands, lakes, and marshes. The total population number of this species is not known and it is threatened by habitat loss due to drainage modifications and...

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