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Scientists question rush to build Nicaragua canal

A consortium of environmental scientists has expressed strong concern about the impact of a controversial Central American canal across Nicaragua.

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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Wild yaks: Shaggy barometers of climate change

A new study led by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), University of Montana, Qinghai Forestry Bureau, Keke Xili National Nature Reserve, and other groups finds that climate change and past ...

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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Narrow Media Coverage of Study linking Climate Change to Syria Conflict Misses Fractious Debate on a Field's Scholarship

This week a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) received widespread media coverage. áThe paper's takeaway was tweeted by all thoseáreporting on it. The ...

54 minutes ago from Discover Magazine

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Amazon deforestation 'threshold' causes species loss to accelerate

One of the first studies to map the impact of deforestation on biodiversity across entire regions of the Amazon has found a clear 'threshold' for forest cover below which species loss becomes ...

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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Full-annual-cycle models track migratory bird populations throughout the year

Ignoring the wintering ranges of migratory birds when studying their populations is like doing a puzzle with half of the pieces missing. In a new Review published this week in The Auk: Ornithological ...

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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Direct evidence that drought-weakened Amazonian forests 'inhale less carbon'

For the first time, an international research team has provided direct evidence of the rate at which individual trees in the Amazonian basin 'inhale' carbon from the atmosphere during a severe ...

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Why many similar species coexist within complex ecosystems

Scientists from the universities of Granada and Warwick have published an article in the journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences), in which they suggest one possible answer ...

10 hours ago from Phys.org

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Climate change affects human health, ATS membership survey shows

The American Thoracic Society has published the results of a survey of the ATS membership on climate change which found that the majority of ATS members believe that climate change is real and ...

Tue 3 Mar 15 from Medical Xpress

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'No take zones' in English Channel would benefit marine wildlife and the fishing industry

Marine conservationists are increasingly pinning their hopes on marine protected areas (MPAs) to save threatened species and reduce over-fishing. However, while most people agree that stopping ...

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Washington state spill covers 50 birds in used motor oil

Oil-spill responders on Tuesday are evaluating the impact to wildlife from a used motor oil leak into a river in an agricultural area of south-central Washington, as at least 50 ducks, geese ...

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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