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#105070
2015-09-02

Heat and acid could squeeze trout out of southern Appalachian streams

A newly published research study that combines effects of warming temperatures from climate change with stream acidity projects average losses of around 10 percent of stream habitat for coldwater aquatic species for seven national forests in the southern Appalachians -- and up to a 20 percent lo ...

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#105071
2015-09-02

Rejection of GM crops is not a failure for science

Last week, Reuters reported that Germany is set to continue its moratorium on the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops.

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#105072
2015-09-02

Brazil’s deforestation alert system reports surge in Amazon forest clearing

Confirming what civil society groups have been saying for months, new data from the Brazilian government suggests a steep increase in deforestation over the past 12 months.

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#105073
2015-09-02

Latin American Scientists Call for More Human Climate Science

MEXICO CITY, Sep 1 2015 (IPS) - With the effects of global warming becoming more and more visible and the complicated socio-economic decisions indispensable to address this planetary crisis, science needs a new breed of experts: social scientists who specialise in climate change.

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#105074
2015-09-02

Obama plans to announce climate change strategy on last day in Alaska

On the final day of his trip to Alaska, President Obama was set to announce a slate of initiatives to help remote Arctic communities beset by the effects of climate change.

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#105075
2015-09-02

European drought impacts people and environment

It's official: Europe suffered a severe drought in June and July of 2015. This is according to the European Drought Observatory's analysis of data through the end of July.

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#105076
2015-09-02

In new UN goals, an evolving vision of how to change the world

Global development has often begun with big checks from foreign aid budgets. But the UN's new Sustainable Development Goals take a very different approach.

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#105077
2015-09-02

Study links climate policy to extinction trends

A new study by the University of Maryland's Department of Geographical Sciences assessed the potential impact of future land-use scenarios, including climate change mitigation, on the loss of habitable areas in "biodiversity hotspots"—distinct biogeographic regions with extremely high numbers of ...

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#105078
2015-09-02

A Mexican porpoise is facing extinction — almost by accident

The world’s most endangered marine mammal is a small porpoise called the vaquita — Spanish for little cow. The vaquita has been under threat for years, but now the poaching of a rare fish may be driving the tiny Mexican porpoise to extinction.

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#105079
2015-09-02

Soil area the size of Berlin lost each year due to water erosion in the EU

A recent assessment carried out by the JRC estimates that water erodes 970 million tonnes of soil every year in the EU. This would mean a one metre-depth loss of soil from an area corresponding to the size of the city of Berlin, or a one centimetre loss from an area twice the size of Belgium.

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