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U.S. agency says 20 coral species are threatened

NOAA whittles down initial list of 66 species to be covered by Endangered Species Act

Fri 29 Aug 14 from Science Now

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An affordable price tag for saving Brazil's Atlantic rainforest

Strategy to target just enough ecological restoration is a bargain, researchers say

14 hours ago from Science Now

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Science Graphic of the Week: Where Roads Should and Should Not Be Built in the Future

Humans are going to pave over 15 million miles of new roads in the next 35 years. This map shows where those roads should and should not go.

Thu 28 Aug 14 from Wired Science

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Managing coasts under threat from climate change and sea-level rise

Coastal regions under threat from climate change and sea-level rise need to tackle the more immediate threats of human-led and other non-climatic changes, according to a team of international ...

20 hours ago from Phys.org

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Study finds marine protected areas inadequate for protecting fish and ocean ecology

A new study reports that an expansion of marine protected areas is needed to protect fish species that perform key ecological functions. According to investigators from the Wildlife Conservation ...

Thu 28 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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Climate change puts endangered Devils Hole pupfish at risk of extinction

Climate change is hurting reproduction of the endangered Devils Hole pupfish, threatening the survival of this rare species that has numbered as few as 35 individuals, new research by the University ...

Thu 28 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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Feds allows logging after huge California wildfire

The U.S. Forest Service has decided to allow logging on nearly 52 square miles of the Sierra Nevada burned last year in a massive California wildfire, a move contested by environmentalists.

Thu 28 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

A new international draft report says global warming is here, human-caused and can already be considered dangerous. The report warns that it is increasingly likely that climate change could ...

Tue 26 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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Water 'thermostat' could help engineer drought-resistant crops

Duke University researchers have identified a gene that could help scientists engineer drought-resistant crops. The gene, called OSCA1, encodes a protein in the cell membrane of plants that ...

Wed 27 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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NOAA's Marine Debris Program reports on the national issue of derelict fishing traps

Thousands of fishing traps are lost or abandoned each year in U.S. waters and become what are known as derelict traps, which continue to catch fish, crabs, and other species such as turtles. ...

Wed 27 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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