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#94618
2013-07-17

New Software Tells Who's in the Forest and Who Isn't

Researchers have developed software that can listen to recordings of a rainforest and tell us what animals are there, and importantly, what animals are not. The new technology is free online for anyone to use and conservationists are taking advantage of it.

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#94619
2013-07-17

Nigeria: 'Biotechnology, Must for Food Security in Nigeria'

Although President Goodluck Jonathan has set up a committee to vet the long awaited biosafety bill as passed by the National Assembly before he could sign it into law, participants at the 10th anniversary of African Agricultural Technology Foundation, AATF seminar say Nigeria's dream of achievin ...

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#94623
2013-07-17

The Costs of Climate Change and Extreme Weather Are Passing the High-Water Mark

Hurricane Sandy cost the U.S. some $70 billion in direct damages and lost economic output. This is, obviously, a lot of money — Sandy was the second most expensive hurricane in U.S.

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#94624
2013-07-17

West Coast Krill Die-Off Has Researchers Concerned

In recent weeks, millions of North Pacific krill, a species of tiny crustacean that makes up a crucial part of the ocean's food chain, have washed up along the shores of Northern California and Oregon--the largest die-off that's ever been recorded in the region.

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#94625
2013-07-17

Our natural wealth – the way ahead

Biodiversity brings benefits worth at least 40 million a year to the Isle of Man according to a recent study, but this is the tip of the iceberg as this only includes habitats on land, based on limited statistics.

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#94627
2013-07-17

Eavesdropping On Nature Gives Clues To Biodiversity

Biology professor Mitch Aide uses his ears to learn about the frogs, birds and insects that are all around him. This scientist at the University of Puerto Rico is trying to track how animal populations are affected by a world that's under increasing pressure from human activities.

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#94628
2013-07-17

Le Président Boni Yayi lance l'initiative "10 millions d'âmes, 10 millions d'arbres "

A chaque béninois son arbre tel est le mot d'ordre et l'implication pratique des engagements pris par le Chef de l'Etat lors la dernière Conféérence des Parties Rio + 20 tenue à Rio de Janeiro au Brésil en 2012.

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#94629
2013-07-17

Endangered California condors' social structure is survival tool

SAN DIEGO, July 16 (UPI) -- California condors, an endangered species, have a complex system of interactions based on dominance to help them survive, wildlife scientists say.

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#94630
2013-07-17

European Union bans insecticide said harmful to bees

BRUSSELS, July 16 (UPI) -- The European Union says farmers will be legally banned from applying a widely used insecticide blamed for declining bee population to their crops.

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#94631
2013-07-17

U.S. Farmers View Climate Change as Just Another Weather Challenge

If it isn't torrential downpours, then it's too dry. If there's one thing U.S. farmers can count on, it's bad weather and, perhaps as a result, many of them don't think humanity is to blame for the long-term shifts in weather patterns known as climate change.

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