It wasn't just people, animals and trees that were affected by radiation exposure at Chernobyl, but also the decomposers: insects, microbes, and fungi
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In a recent review published in AoB PLANTS, Hazelton et al. reviewed all available studies on Phragmites australis management in the United States in an ...
This destructive invasive plant is spreading into moist inland habitats far from its extensive colonies in coastal areas.
Transmara — Peter Ole Nembo stopped moving his livestock around in search of pasture and water in times of drought about a decade ago, when the government ended communal ownership of the Rift Valley district's 2,850 square kilometres of land and divided it among individual owners.
So many failed efforts to increase productivity. As in China, this harsh reversal of Hardin's Tragedy of the Commons makes it so clear that we cannot learn from our past.
The first Polynesian settlers, the Maori, found the kakapo easy to catch, and hunted it for its plumage and meat. The Polynesian dog and rat, which came to New Zealand with the Maori, also preyed on the birds and their eggs. - See more at: http://kakaporecovery.org.nz/decline/#sthash.L4j4JGhi.dpuf
Honey bees are responsible for producing 1/3 of our food but they are being wiped out by the indiscriminate use of toxic pesticides called neonicotinoids. It is the job of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect our environment – this includes bees and other pollinators. Right now, EPA is failing to do its job. In fact, EPA won’t even finish reviewing the use of these chemicals for another four years! But bees can’t wait another four years, and neither can we.
Nafeez Ahmed: Natural and social scientists develop new model of how 'perfect storm' of crises could unravel global system
Humans can avert the disaster and preserve Earth's complex ecosystems by behaving sensibly (and monkeys can fly).
By Maddalena Bearzi of the Ocean Conservation Society Sardinia has a unique and unforgettable scent, different from any other place I’ve known. It’s the scent of the Mediterranean undergrowth, of junipers and myrtles. If I close my eyes and concentrate, I can almost smell it even now, thousands of miles away and many years later.…
This petition represents an appeal by concerned taxpayers, citizens, tourists and visitors to the United States, to ban the barbaric and sadistic abuse of wildlife for sport and entertainment, popularly known as “Penning” & “Bear Baiting/Penning,” Wildlife such as coyotes, foxes, and bears, the main targets, are confined in enclosures, where they cannot escape from hunting dogs that tear them to pieces, while still alive. The animals most victimized in penning....