Hot spots of marine biodiversity most severely impacted by global warming

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Farther from the forest: 'Eye-opening' study shows rural US loses forests faster than cities

Americans are spending their lives farther from forests than they did at the end of the 20th century and, contrary to popular wisdom, the...

Study to focus on pollution potential of oil and gas wastewater spread on roadways

Understanding the environmental impact of using oil and gas wastewater as a road treatment may lead to safer water resources and stricter government regulations,...

Hidden no more: First-ever global view of transshipment in commercial fishing industry

Transshipment, the transfer of goods from one boat to another, is a major pathway for illegally caught and unreported fish to enter the global...

Widely accepted vision for agriculture may be inaccurate, misleading

"Food production must double by 2050 to feed the world's growing population." This truism has been repeated so often in recent years that it...

UK Climate Deniers Take Anti-Science Message to Trump Administration at CPAC 2017

Two fringe British climate science deniers are heading to Maryland to see Donald Trump and his tea party pals this week, taking their Brexit-inflected...

Reduction of energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions: Promotion or steering?

Policy interventions to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions have a variety of effects on the economy and on households. A study carried out...

Over time, nuisance flooding can cost more than extreme, infrequent events

Global climate change is being felt in many coastal communities of the United States, not always in the form of big weather disasters but...

New studies quantify the impacts of water use on diversity of fish and aquatic...

The health of fish and aquatic insects could be significantly affected by withdrawals of fresh water from the rivers and streams across North Carolina...

Prides, protection and parks: Africa's protected areas can support four times as many lions

Africa's protected parks and reserves are capable of supporting three to four times as many wild lions if well funded and managed, according to...

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