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UK Study Shows Organic Farming 'Boosts Biodiversity and Bees' - Farmers Weekly
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Plants, Organic Farming, Biodiversity, Wildlife conservation, University Research, Good News )

Victoria
- 67 days ago - fwi.co.uk
Plant science researchers from the University of Oxford reviewed farm data going back 30 years and they concluded that organic farms yielded far greater biodiversity benefits than intensively-farmed land. The study is the biggest ever review to date.
Declining Biodiversity Speeds Spreading Of Disease
Science & Tech  (tags: biodiversity, disease, ecosystems, habitat, health, wildlife )

Julie
- 471 days ago - npr.org
As humans have disrupted ecosystems around the world, it seems we have helped to unlock some diseases we'd never encountered before, like HIV and SARS, and aided the spread of others that already afflict us.
How the Ecosystem Protects Against Infectious Disease
Science & Tech  (tags: biodiversity, climate-change, conservation, ecosystems, environment, infectious diseases, science )

Julie
- 938 days ago - examiner.com
Protecting biodiversity is more than an act of environmental preservation; it can be a matter of self-preservation, according to a study that shows healthy biodiversity in intact ecosystems helps ward off infectious disease.
More Than 100 New Species Described By California Academy of Sciences in 2010
Science & Tech  (tags: biodiversity, New Species, California Academy, animals )

Anna
- 1219 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Global biodiversity surveys over the past few years have provided increasing evidence that our planet is in the midst of its sixth mass extinction. Plants, animals, and microorganisms are disappearing thousands of times more rapidly than they have for....
Is the End in Sight for The World's Coral Reefs?
Science & Tech  (tags: biodiversity, climate change, conservation, coral reefs, ecosystems, environment, greenhouse gases, ocean acidification )

Julie
- 1227 days ago - e360.yale.edu
It is a difficult idea to fathom. But the science is clear: Unless we change the way we live, the Earth's coral reefs will be utterly destroyed within our children's lifetimes.
BIODIVERSITY: An Ocean of Crustaceans
Science & Tech  (tags: census of marine life, baseline of life in oceans, biodiversity, new species, new ecosystems, baseline for gulf oil study, species loss, habitat loss, dead zones, tierramerica network )

Judy
- 1343 days ago - ipsnews.net
"Until now most of this information was scattered or unavailable except at a very local level. This brings all known information together for the first time to create a baseline of life in the oceans," Miloslavich told Tierramérica.
UK Meeting Aims for New Global Biodiversity Deal
Science & Tech  (tags: UK, biodiversity, London, global biodiversity deal )

Leslie
- 1552 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
Ingredients of a new deal on protecting global biodiversity are likely to be decided this week at a London meeting.
Biodiversity Loss Accelerating, UN Target Will Be Missed
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, humans, biodiversity, habitat, discovery )

Simone
- 1648 days ago - ens-newswire.com
The world will not achieve its agreed target to stem biodiversity loss by next year, the International Year of Biodiversity, say experts in Cape Town for a science conference on the variety, abundance and conservation of plants and animals.
Scorpion Biodiversity Seen In 'Evolution Canyon'
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, scorpions, biodiversity, study, diversity )

Dee
- 1827 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Scorpions possess resistance to high temperatures and the ability to conserve water for long periods of time, and as a result thrive in hot and arid parts of the world. But is this global distribution also seen at a more local level?
Alien Life 'May Exist Among Us'
Science & Tech  (tags: Life forms, biological genesis, biodiversity, intrasteller seeding, deep ocean life forms, marine biology, alien species, "shadow life, " ecological isolation )

Rooibos
- 1886 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
Never mind Mars, alien life may be thriving right here on Earth, a major science conference has heard. Our planet may harbour forms of "weird life" unrelated to life as we know it, according to Professor Paul Davies, a physicist at Arizona State Unive
Moving Up: Climate Change Forces Species to Higher Elevations
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Technology, animals, biodiversity, climate change, environment, global warming )

Scarlett
- 1908 days ago - treehugger.com
Mount Kinabalu on the island of Borneo is a major center of biodiversity. The large range of elevation creates unique habitat conditions from lower to higher elevations, leading to a rich diversity of life.
Cooling of Unique Arctic Biodiversity Vault Begins
Science & Tech  (tags: artic, biodiversity, preservation, seeds, crops, food, Norway )

Eduardo
- 2345 days ago - news.webindia123.com
Work on cooling an underground vault that will preserve seeds of vital food crops from around the world for up to 1,000 years has begun in an arctic archipelago off Norway.
After 250 Years of Classifying Life, 90 Percent Remains Unknown
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, plants, minerals, species, life, Earth, ecosystem, science, scientists, study, world, biologists, biodiversity, research )

Laurel
- 2348 days ago - news.yahoo.com
BRONX, NEW YORK--Most people can tell the difference between some types of berries, or bugs or trees, but much of the planet's life remains unnamed and unseen.
Study: Plant-Animal Diversity Is Dwindling
Science & Tech  (tags: plant, animal, genetic diversity, species diversity, biodiversity )

Eduardo
- 2395 days ago - upi.com
A U.S. study suggested that human activities are eliminating the biological diversity in plants and animals at an unprecedented rate. This is one of the first studies to show that genetic diversity and species diversity depend on each other.
   

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