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Peru's carbon quantified: Economic and conservation boon

Today scientists unveiled the first high-resolution map of the carbon stocks stored on land throughout the entire country of Perú. The new and improved methodology used to make the map marks ...

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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Conservation scientists asking wrong questions on climate change impacts on wildlife

Scientists studying the potential effects of climate change on the world's animal and plant species are focusing on the wrong factors, according to a new paper by a research team from the Wildlife ...

12 hours ago from Phys.org

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Beef's big impact on Earth

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14 hours ago from Nature News

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Underwater elephants

In the high-tech world of science, researchers sometimes need to get back to basics. UC Santa Barbara's Douglas McCauley did just that to study the impacts of the bumphead parrotfish (Bolbometopon ...

Tue 29 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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White House warns climate inaction could cost US billions

Delaying efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could cost the US $150 billion per year, the White House warned Tuesday in a report on the economic consequences of inaction on climate change.

Tue 29 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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Evolution in rainforest flies points to climate change survival

Scientists believe some tropical species may be able to evolve and adapt to the effects of climate change.

Tue 29 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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Bid to save tiger threatened by poor data, says WWF

Efforts to save the tiger are being undermined by a lack of information about how many of the endangered cats live in the wild, the conservation group WWF said on Tuesday.

Tue 29 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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Climate change and air pollution will combine to curb food supplies

Many studies have shown the potential for global climate change to cut food supplies. But these studies have, for the most part, ignored the interactions between increasing temperature and air ...

Sun 27 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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Regulations only a first step in cutting emissions

Intensifying calls for action on climate change have led to a variety of proposed regulations to cut greenhouse gas emissions from specific sources of the economy, including, most recently, ...

Tue 29 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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Impact of Deepwater Horizon oil spill on coral is deeper and broader than predicted

A new discovery of two additional coral communities showing signs of damage from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill expands the impact footprint of the 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The discovery ...

Mon 28 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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