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The Chinese are welcomed into parts of Africa with increasing regularity to “work” and “aid” Africans with economic gains.
Greed without guilt is just smart business? So it seems in the U. S. corporate world.
Humans could save the Great Barrier Reef from global warming by transplanting corals that survive heat stress, say scientists Humans could save the Great Barrier Reef from global warming by transplanting corals that survive heat stress, say...
Aargh! We need to stop emissions and preserve the natural coral species assemblage. In the past, our efforts to transplant species have lead to destructive invasions that often move quicker to destroy ecosystems than global warming can.
FRISCO — Scientist think climate change may be a key reason that thousands of seabirds are leaving their nesting grounds on an island in the Gulf of California and moving north.
In a new study, researchers from the University of California at Riverside looked at Isla Rasa, where more than 95 percent of the world’s population of elegant terns and Heerman’s gulls have traditionally nested.
In the past 20 years, the seabirds have abandoned the island and moved to other nesting grounds in Southern California including the San Diego Saltworks, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, and Los Angeles Harbor.
Resources might be better spent saving existing species?
The two politicians have said if humans are causing temperatures to rise — and they’re not convinced they are, despite broad scientific evidence to the contrary — a president must still promote policies that benefit the economy over ones that benefit the environment. Both are trying to raise campaign cash from some affluent donors, including the industrialist Koch brothers, who strenuously oppose policies that would curb carbon emissions.
Number of people visiting forests and woodland in the UK has fallen significantly, official figures show
Fewer disruptions are good for wildlife, but the "lack of interest" is not good.
advexontube.com https://www.facebook.com/advexon World Travel Channel HD Can emerging technology defeat global warming? The United States has ...
Technology cannot solve our problems. Technology might replace polluting energy with clean energy, but it will not stop population growth or stop the destruction of nature. Unfortunately, our species seems incapable of the social engineering needed to save itself.
Scientists pointed to California’s warming trend as the underlying cause of its worsening fire problem. Temperatures in California are on average two degrees Fahrenheit warmer now than they were in the first half of the 20th century, NASA climate data show. Heat waves, in which temperatures rise as much as 20 degrees above normal, have become commonplace across many parts of the state. Last year was California’s warmest since recordkeeping began in 1895.
Joanna Lumley caused outrage when she said she let foxes curl up on her sofa. Here's how to attract animals into your garden - if not your home
This is not a solution for our massive assault on nature and the wildlife habitats it provides, but there is some comfort in making a friendly place for some of Earth's other citizens.
Even under our assumptions, which would tend to minimize evidence of an incipient mass extinction, the average rate of vertebrate species loss over the last century is up to 114 times higher than the background rate. Under the 2 E/MSY background rate, the number of species that have gone extinct in the last century would have taken, depending on the vertebrate taxon, between 800 and 10,000 years to disappear. These estimates reveal an exceptionally rapid loss of biodiversity over the last few centuries, indicating that a sixth mass extinction is already under way. Averting a dramatic decay of biodiversity and the subsequent loss of ecosystem services is still possible through intensified conservation efforts, but that window of opportunity is rapidly closing.
Painful news confirming once again what others have found.