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When environmentalism becomes corruption Part 2

We need rational rules to protect environmental values and meet essential societal needs Craig Liukko What does this country do for essential everyday minerals, when ideological bureaucrats ...

14 hours ago from Watts Up With That?

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Mangrove patches deserve greater recognition no matter the size

Governments must provide stronger protection for crucial small mangrove patches, is the call led by scientists at international conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London), which ...

Fri 18 Jan 19 from Phys.org

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Researchers come face to face with huge great white shark

Two shark researchers who came face to face with what could be one of the largest great whites ever recorded are using their encounter as an opportunity to push for legislation that would protect ...

Fri 18 Jan 19 from Phys.org

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Penguins, starfish, whales: Which animals will win and lose in a warming Antarctic?

Marine Antarctic animals closely associated with sea ice for food or breeding, such the humpback whale and emperor penguin, are most at risk from the predicted effects of climate change, finds ...

Thu 17 Jan 19 from Phys.org

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With fire, warming and drought, Yellowstone forests could be grassland by mid-century

The fires in Yellowstone National Park began to burn in June 1988. A natural feature of the landscape, park managers expected the fires to fizzle out by July, when rains historically drenched ...

Fri 18 Jan 19 from Phys.org

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Scientists discover natural fitness watch in fishes that records their activity levels

An international research team including scientists from the University of Southampton have shown for the first time that the energetic cost of living (the metabolic rate) of fish can be measured ...

Fri 18 Jan 19 from Phys.org

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Mediterranean freshwater fish species susceptible to climate change

Climate change will strongly affect many European freshwater fish species. This is particularly the case for species in the Mediterranean region, according to the latest findings of an international ...

Fri 18 Jan 19 from Phys.org

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Avoiding fossil fuel 'lock-in' could limit global temperature rise

Research suggests there would be a 64 percent chance of limiting the increase in global average temperatures to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, if fossil fuel infrastructure was phased out ...

Wed 16 Jan 19 from Phys.org

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As shutdown drags on, scientists scramble to keep insects, plants and microbes alive

Three days a week, Don Weber shows up to work at the U.S. Department of Agriculture campus in Beltsville, Md. The parking lot is empty and the hallways are dark. Like other federal facilities ...

Fri 18 Jan 19 from Phys.org

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Fish found thriving in waters with almost no oxygen

Every time we think we've figured out the limits of where life can survive, something new turns up and shows that life is hardier than we thought. During a recent expedition to the Gulf ...

5 hours ago from Gizmag

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