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Governors Need to Act to Protect Biodiversity and Ecosystems
Science & Tech  (tags: ecology, biodiversity, wildlife, pesticides, climate change, petitions )

Freya
- 39 days ago - secure.everyaction.com
As the signs of environmental crises tied to pesticide use escalate and the need for action becomes more urgent, elected officials at the state level must step up to meet the challenges to protect biodiversity and ecosystems essential to life.
14 Facts You Need to Know About Forest Conservation
Science & Tech  (tags: forests, trees, wilderness, ecology, biodiversity, resources, wildlife )

Freya
- 110 days ago - conservation.org
If we don't conserve forests, how will we clean the air, store carbon and purify water - for the entire planet?
How Dams Deprive the World's Rivers of Sediment
Science & Tech  (tags: Biodiversity, Sea level rise, Rivers, Wetlands, Conservation )

Judy
- 726 days ago - thewire.in
Vast amounts of river-borne sediment are trapped behind the world's large dams, depriving areas downstream of material that is badly needed to build up the marshes and wetlands that act as a buffer against rising seas
In Half Earth, E.O. Wilson Calls for a Grand Retreat
Science & Tech  (tags: Biodiversity, environment, forests, health, oceans )

Julie
- 1205 days ago - nytimes.com
To save biodiversity, Dr. Wilson suggests that humans set aside roughly 50 percent of the planet as a sort of permanent preserve, undisturbed by man.
Over Half World's Population in Severe Water Scarcity, Study
Science & Tech  (tags: biodiversity, ecosystems, population, science, water )

Julie
- 1245 days ago - theweathernetwork.com
Scientists say two-thirds of the global population, about 4 billion people, live with severe water scarcity for at least one month during the year. Meanwhile, half a billion on Earth experience this all year round.
New Insights Into Global Ocean Microbe-Virus Interactions, Drivers of Earth's Ecosystems
Science & Tech  (tags: Tara Ocean Expeditions, Matthew Sullivan, ocean ecosystem research, climate, biodiversity, global oceans, microbe and virus interactions )

Judy
- 1513 days ago - phys.org
The Tara Ocean Expeditions data will be a new frontier in a global effort to understand complex interactions between ocean ecosystems, climate and biodiversity. This article describes some of this vital and groundbreaking research.
Can the World Really Set Aside Half of the Planet for Wildlife?
Science & Tech  (tags: Biodiversity, climate change, extinction, forests, nature, wildlife )

Julie
- 1760 days ago - smithsonianmag.com
The eminent evolutionary biologist E.O. Wilson has an audacious vision for saving Earth from a cataclysmic extinction event
The 'Pre-Holocene' Climate Is Returning - and It Won't Be Fun
Science & Tech  (tags: biodiversity, chemicals, climate change, environment, extinction, fossil fuels, pollution, Science documentary )

Julie
- 1790 days ago - theecologist.org
The calm and tranquil Holocene has now been replaced by the Anthropocene - heralding a return to a volatile and destructive climate. Truly, we have woken an angry beast from its slumber.
10 of the Biggest Threats to Human Existence
Science & Tech  (tags: extinction, threats, climate change, bee decline, biodiversity, disasters, zombies, pandemic )

Freya
- 1814 days ago - alternet.org
Just in case you don't have enough to worry about.
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
- 1979 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
- 2384 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
- 2850 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
- 3131 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
- 3139 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
- 3255 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.
 

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