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6 solutions for transforming your balcony into a biodiversity sanctuary

In winter, a bird can lose 10% of its weight in one night!<p>Some plant and animal species are under threat in our towns. We can all help encourage …

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From cell phones to drones: how technology is helping conservation | DW | 28.04.2015

On a flyspeck of an island in the Caribbean Ocean, local fishermen did not need reams of data to understand that fish stocks were in decline. Big …

How Forest Fragmentation Threatens Biodiversity

The U.S. currently has 59 national parks, protecting more than 210,000 square miles of land with several more public lands being preserved on state …

'1 in 6 species in danger of extinction'

<b>A new study shows that climate change can result in the extinction of one in six animal and plant species on the Earth.</b><p>In an article published in the …

Study Finds Brazil Approaching Deforestation Breaking Point

A study on the impact of forest loss on biodiversity, recently published in the journal <i>Conservation Biology,</i> shows that one-third of the Brazilian …

Man-made climate change increases extinction dangers

<b>New research warns that the survival of a sizeable proportion of life on Earth is being put at risk as fossil fuel emissions push up global</b> …

Peru spares Amazon rainforest from oil and gas push

Peru has announced a bidding round for new oil and gas concessions but, contrary to what was initially expected, none of them are in the Amazon rainforest.<p>Nine concessions are to be auctioned, state company Perupetro declared recently, but all of them are offshore along Peru's Pacific Ocean …

Want Water Solutions? Nature Has Already Figured Them Out

The planet has been managing water for 3.8 billion years. We’ve just recently found ways to mess it up. In a quest to be better with our liquid resources, looking to how the natural world treats water would be a good place to start.<p>It cannot be created, nor destroyed. It has no alternative. It is a …

Amazon rainforest's vital carbon storage sink kept alive by fraction of tree species, study finds

As much as half of all the carbon stored in the Amazon rainforest is held by just a handful of tree species, a new study has found.<p>Almost 20 per cent …

Biodiversity

These are the Amazon trees that keep the planet cool

Within the botanical menagerie that makes up the Amazon rainforest, which is so important it’s frequently dubbed the “lungs of the planet,” scientists have pinpointed a small number of tree species that are doing the heaviest breathing as they help to slow global warming.<p>Their discovery—that 182 …

Ecology

Climate change could empty wildlife from Australia's rainforests

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges that the world’s wildlife and those who want to conserve it have ever faced. To save wildlife, we …

Biodiversity

Climate shift ‘could cause sea mammal extinction’

WHALES, dolphins and seals are the sea creatures facing the greatest threat of being wiped out as a result of climate change, according to new …

We're in the Process of Decimating 1 in 6 Species on Earth

Plants and animals around the world are already suffering from the negative impacts of manmade global warming—including shrinking habitats and the …

Climate Change

16% of Earth’s species at risk of extinction due to climate change – report

Two new reports argue that human activity is contributing to the increasing threat facing the planet’s animals. In fact, one in six species may go …

Deforestation is messing with our weather, and our food

Insight into how large-scale deforestation could impact global food production by triggering changes in local climate has been gained by new …

Climate Change

So they teamed with Forsyth County Schools to support the BYOT

And I said going to learn how to make that. Exactly what Leiser said she did. She didn make just one. In 2013, the Morrow Community Foundation …

World of Change: Amazon Deforestation

The state of Rondônia in western Brazil — once home to 208,000 square kilometers of forest (about 51.4 million acres), an area slightly smaller than …

This startup wants to fight deforestation … with robots

Drones are one of the most important scientific advancements of our time — they also do a lot of weird shit. Drone technology has been used anywhere …

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Drones will scan Amazon rainforest in search of environmental impact by ancient civilisations

Drones are set to be used to discover how ancient civilisations in the Amazon used and transformed the land in order to create a sustainable …

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' …

NASA video shows Sahara Desert fertilizing Amazon Rainforest with dust

A new video from NASA shows how the Sahara Desert produces massive storms which send tons of dust into the atmosphere – much of which is transported …

Explosion in Brazilian Amazon rainforest logging

There has been an “explosion” of deforestation in the Brazilian rainforest in the past six months, dramatically ending a decade of declining tree …

Brazil’s Deforestation Rates Are on the Rise Again

World Brazil rainforest<p>In a world hungry for environmental success stories, Brazil has been the closest thing we have to a golden child. The nation, …

Amazon rainforest losing capacity to fight climate change as trees die

The Amazon rainforest is losing its ability to absorb carbon dioxide in the atmosphere as trees are dying, which could have negative implication on …

Climate Cast: How the decline of the Amazon rainforest is changing the climate

Stay Informed<p>The news on your schedule from MPR News Update<p>See our Privacy Policy. Must be age 13.<p>New research shows that the Amazon rainforest isn't …

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