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SOUTH AFRICA: Nature Reserve Will Preserve Succulents
Environment  (tags: environment, conservation, ecosystems, FLORA, flora, world, GoodNews, climate-change )

- 182 days ago -
This botanical hot spot has 1 500 plant species, of which 190 are endemic. Of these, 155 are threatened with extinction, and are believed to be particularly vulnerable to climate change.
Diverse, Deceptive, Declining: Orchids Threatened By Deforestation in South America
Environment  (tags: defrorestation, flora, flora and fauna, environment, destruction, ecosystems, world, politics, nature )

- 184 days ago -
Because of their extreme diversity and close-knit connections within their ecosystems, biologists consider orchids to be an excellent indicator of an area's overall biodiversity.
Green Under Siege: World's Biodiversity Hotspots 85 Percent Impacted
Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, destruction, forests, deforestation, flora, original forests, biodiversity hot spots, wildlife, protection )

- 257 days ago -
The world's 35 biodiversity hotspots--which harbor 75 percent of the planet's endangered land vertebrates--are in more trouble than expected, according to a sobering new analysis of remaining primary vegetation.
UK: Do-Gooders Threatening Ecology of the New Forest
Environment  (tags: world, flora, environment, destruction, conservation, ecosystems, humans, habitat, habitatdestruction, green, Sustainabililty, protection, wildlife, trees )

- 599 days ago -
The New Forest's delicate ecological balance is being threatened by 'do-gooders' who have unofficially taken it upon themselves to pull up ragwort from various parts of the open Forest.
Calif.'s Sierra Nevada a 'Living Lab' for Climate Change
Environment  (tags: flora, protection, climate-change, nature, habitat, GoodNews, green, government, environment, ecosystems, animals, climate change, conservation )

- 638 days ago -
In parts of California's Sierra Nevada, marshy meadows are going dry, wildflowers are blooming earlier and glaciers are melting into ice fields.
Green Highways: New Strategies To Manage Roadsides as Habitat
Environment  (tags: flora, protection, climate-change, nature, habitat, GoodNews, green, government, environment, ecosystems, conservation )

- 656 days ago -
From northern Europe to Florida, highway planners are rethinking roadsides as potential habitat for native plants and wildlife. Scientists say this new approach could provide a useful tool in fostering biodiversity.
Turns Out, Climate Change Is Also An Enemy of Flowers and Happiness
Environment  (tags: flora, fllowers, climate, climate-change, environment, ecosystems, world, nature, protection, destruction, climatechange, globalwarming, green, politics, humans, water )

- 796 days ago -
A new study says that flowers are blooming detrimentally early due to climate change.
Climate Change Affecting Maple Trees in N.H.
Environment  (tags: climate-change, trees, maple trees, flora, maple syrup, green, habitat, environment, destruction, ecosystems, climatechange, globalwarming, nature, humans, greenhousegases )

- 1178 days ago -
Trees in New Hampshire are becoming stressed and are producing less syrup.
Environment Conservation France Loses Its Harvest Wild Flowers
Environment  (tags: herbicides, pesticides, overfarming, flora, environment, destruction, endangered, pollution, humans, protection, government, green, climate, world )

- 1250 days ago -
Some wild flowers have already vanished from the French countryside. Pheasant's eye, cornflower, corncockle and Venus's looking glass are getting rare. The environment ministry is preparing a plan to preserve these plants, whose life cycle is closely link
GOOD NEWS! New Flower Species Found on Isle Royale
Environment  (tags: flora, water, environment, GoodNews, green, nature )

- 1265 days ago -
A member of the aster and sunflower family found in Isle Royale National Park is one of the world's newest-described flower species.
SCOTLAND: Wonderful Woodland Wildflowers at Jupiter
Environment  (tags: environment, ecosystems, flora, green, nature, forests )

- 1306 days ago -
The Scottish Wildlife Trust's Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre in Grangemouth will be taking part in the International Year of Forests with a Wonderful Woodland Wildflower Planting day on Saturday 3 September. Events are taking place across the world this ye
Uncertain Future for Joshua Trees in US Southwest Projected With Climate Change
Environment  (tags: climate-change, climate, trees, Joshua Trees, flora, globalwarming, environment, ecosystems, conservation, water )

- 1461 days ago -
Temperature increases resulting from climate change in the Southwest will likely eliminate Joshua trees from 90 percent of their current range in 60 to 90 years, according to a new study led by U.S. Geological Survey ecologist Ken Cole.
Climate Change Creates Longer Ragweed Season
Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, climate-change, flora, pollen, healthconditions, nature )

- 1496 days ago -
A changing climate means allergy-causing ragweed pollen has a longer season that extends further north than it did just 16 years ago, U.S. scientists reported
GOOD NEWS! Franciscan Manzanita, Once Thought Extinct, Now Revived
Environment  (tags: ecosystems, flor, flora, protection, nature, humans, environment, GoodNews )

- 1518 days ago -
Cuttings from a native San Francisco plant once thought to have been extinct in the wild are now yielding hundreds of new seedlings.
Loss of Wildflowers in Countryside
Environment  (tags: flora, biodiversity loss, biodiversity, flowers, environment, ecosystems, protection, nature, conservation, animals )

- 1614 days ago -
Butterflies and bees are declining because of the loss of wild flowers in the countryside, according to a major Government report.

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