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Phytoplankton rapidly disappearing from the Indian Ocean

A rapid loss of phytoplankton threatens to turn the western Indian Ocean into an “ecological desert,” a new study warns. The research reveals that …

Camera traps reveal that tropical forest protected areas can protect biodiversity

Biodiversity in tropical forest protected areas may be faring better than previously thought, according to a study publishing in the Open Access …

Laboratory-bred corals reproduce in the wild

New hope for endangered corals: Scientists take an important step towards sustainable restoration of Caribbean reefs<p>Researchers of SECORE …

The U.S. Could Make a Fast, Cheap Switch to Clean Energy

Coal-fired power plants are the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases in the United States, but new research finds that existing technology could …

Germany: Nature More takes 'True Cost of Food' to the consumer

Germany: Nature & More takes 'True Cost of Food' to the consumer<p>At a crowded Green Week in Berlin, the international organic umbrella organisation …

Agriculture

Has ‘organic’ been stripped of its meaning?

The term ‘organic’ has come to be understood by most consumers as ‘grown without synthetic chemicals’<i>,</i> which to most people’s surprise, does not …

Good work, humans: Storks have stopped migrating so they can live off our trash

Human activities have plenty of obvious impacts on wildlife. Overhunting and overfishing, habitat destruction and the side effects of climate change are all notable forces that have cause wildlife populations to shrink or move. Perhaps a less talked-about, but nonetheless significant, impact of …

Global warming: Data centres to consume three times as much energy in next decade, experts warn

The amount of energy consumed by the world’s data centres – the repositories for billions of gigabytes of information – will treble in the next …

Arctic Circle

Human impact has created a 'plastic planet': Anthropocene study into lasting effects of plastic on land and oceans

Anthropocene study into lasting effects of plastic on land and oceans<p>Planet Earth's oceans and lands will be buried by increasing layers of plastic …

This is how to take the burning of trash for energy one giant step further

The first major effort to capture carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of trash for energy just commenced in Oslo, Norway. Over the next several …

'Extinct' tree frog rediscovered in India after 137 years

<b>An extraordinary tree frog thought to have died out more than a century ago has been rediscovered in India.</b><p>The discovery was made by renowned Indian biologist Sathyabhama Das Biju and a team of scientists, in the jungles of north-eastern India.<p>It is hoped the frogs might now be found across a wide …

Polar Bear Dipping in Warming Ocean Waters Spells a Sad Future – But We Can Help

A new study in the journal <i>Nature Climate Chang</i>e has found that ocean temperatures have risen significantly over the last 18 years. According to an …

Global Warming

Scientists ID new genus of tree frogs long thought extinct

NEW DELHI (AP) — For more than a century, two mysterious tree frog specimens collected by a British naturalist in 1870 and housed at the Natural History Museum in London were assumed to be part of a vanished species, never again found in the wild. Until now.<p>A group of scientists, led by renowned …

Caribbean Biodiversity Overheated by Climate Change

A young man on the banks of lake Enriquillo on the border between the Dominican Republic and Haiti, which forms part of the Caribbean Biological …

Leonardo DiCaprio slams 'corporate greed' of oil, gas and coal sector

<b>DAVOS 2016: Wolf of Wall Street star urges more action on climate change in World Economic Forum speech, announces $15 million in new conservation</b> …

Here's how less than one percent of Sweden's waste ends up in landfills

The waste, the waste, the waste is on fire!<p>Less than one percent of Sweden's household waste winds up in a landfill. Where does the rest go? Roughly half the nation's waste is recycled, but what's more interesting and lucrative for the nation is what happens with the other half. Of the 4.4 million …

Offsetting Biodiversity: Greening or Greenwashing?

Changing Planet<p>There’s a new conservation controversy brewing. While carbon offsetting continues to be debated as a response to continuing emissions growth, biodiversity offsetting is increasingly being seized upon as a solution to unabated biodiversity loss. The idea is that damage to biodiversity …

Aflatoxin, a Silent Threat to Africa’s Food Supply

Food supply issues aren’t uncommon in Africa. Famines caused by drought, flood, or conflict are frequent. But there is another constant threat to the continent’s food security that receives little public attention: Foodborne toxins known as aflatoxins.<p>Produced by fungus in the same way that …

Help protect nature and improve life for endangered species.

Endangered Animals: Glass Frog<p>The glass frog is an arboreal frog, meaning it lives almost exclusively in the trees. It’s sometimes found on low …

Green sea turtles nest in record numbers in Florida

A record number of endangered green sea turtles nested in the US state of Florida in 2015, suggesting that conservation efforts are paying off, …

Wolves return to Warsaw area after decades

Wolves have returned to a large national park on the northern outskirts of Warsaw, decades after they were wiped out in the area under a hunt …

Northern white rhino dies in US, leaving only three alive

<b>One of the world's last four remaining northern white rhinos has died in a zoo in the United States.</b><p>The condition of Nola, a 41-year-old female, had deteriorated after surgery and she was put down on Sunday.<p>Nola had been a popular attraction at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park since 1989.<p>The remaining …

A new problem for fracking: Drillers are running out of water

Could severe water shortages short-circuit the US shale gas boom? With 64% of the country in drought, water is looming as the next hot-button issue in the debate over hydrofracturing, also known as fracking, which involves injecting chemical-laden water under high pressure to create fissures in …

Environment

The deadly effects of water pollution

WATER pollution is a serious global threat to our fresh water supplies and healthy oceans.<p>The planet has become one large dumping ground where our …

The Final Countdown: Vaquita Porpoises Could Go Extinct in Two Years

Will the world’s smallest and rarest porpoise still swim the waters of the Gulf of California two years from now?<p>That’s the question for the vaquita, …

Extinction

PCB levels still high in Europe’s killer whales, smaller dolphins

Decades after Europe banned toxic PCBs, the region’s killer whales and three smaller dolphin species still carry high levels of the …

Severe Toxic Algal Blooms Likely To Double in Lake Erie with Warming, Study Says

The number of severe harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie will likely double over the next century, according to research fromSampling lake water during …

Code Orange' Air Quality Alert Issued for Lehigh Valley

Lehigh Valley area under a Code Orange air quality alert Wednesday.<p>Upper Macungie— like the rest of the Lehigh Valley—is under a Code Orange air …

Ecotourism can put wild animals at risk, scientists say

cotourism, in which travelers visit natural environments with an eye toward funding conservation efforts or boosting local economies, has become …

Could This Edible Water Bubble Help End the Plastic Bottle Epidemic?

The amount of plastic waste that we as a human race produce every single day has become a serious concern in recent years. With over 700 marine …

Green Living