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Wild Transylvania: Transylvania, the last great stronghold for wolves in Europe

Wild Transylvania: Transylvania, the last great stronghold for wolves in Europe | Environmental issues | Scoop.it
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Transylvania has the largest wolf population in Europe. In fact the total population here is greater than all the wild wolves of western Europe put together. Many people have an irrational fear of wolves, which has lead to centuries of persecution by hunting and trapping, leading to their near irradiation in many parts of the continent. This is one of the great tragedies of the natural world as they are a "keystone species", one natures most important apex predators, considered to be vital "ecosystem managers". In reality we now know that they pose no threat to humans, so why do we continue to persecute them? 

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VIDEO: 97% of Climate Scientists Can't Be Wrong

VIDEO: 97% of Climate Scientists Can't Be Wrong | Environmental issues | Scoop.it
The biggest survey of climate research to date finds that scientists are more united than ever.
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Is nature paying the price for progess?

In the last of our series of reports about the plight of Britain's nature, ornithologist and author Mike McCarthy voices his fears about the price nature is ...
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Planet Passes Major CO2 Milestone

Planet Passes Major CO2 Milestone | Environmental issues | Scoop.it
Atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide surpassed a notable milestone this week.
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Call for action over CO2 levels

Call for action over CO2 levels | Environmental issues | Scoop.it
Scientists urge world leaders to take action on climate change after carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere broke through a symbolic threshold.
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Plants moderate climate warming - 2013 - IIASA

Plants moderate climate warming - 2013 - IIASA | Environmental issues | Scoop.it
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As temperatures warm, plants release gases that help form clouds and cool the atmosphere, according to research from IIASA and the University of Helsinki.

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Should wolves be reintroduced to the British landscape?

Should wolves be reintroduced to the British landscape? | Environmental issues | Scoop.it
The subject of rewilding and large carnivore reintroduction is a popular topic in the UK, but why? Why do so many environmentalists and naturalists want to see large carnivores, such as wolves, rei...
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Fewer trees means less rain, decreased hydropower

Fewer trees means less rain, decreased hydropower | Environmental issues | Scoop.it
A new study published by The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences serves as a great example of the interconnectedness of nature and how human activity can disrupt life-sustaining systems.
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Twitter / EcoInternet: Earth's biosphere systematically ...

Twitter / EcoInternet: Earth's biosphere systematically ... | Environmental issues | Scoop.it
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Powerful image and quite depressing really.

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Prince Charles attacks global warming sceptics

Prince Charles attacks global warming sceptics | Environmental issues | Scoop.it
Prince uses speech at St James's Palace to single out 'confirmed sceptics' and environmentally unfriendly businesses (RT @Bergg69: "Prince Charles attacks global warming sceptics" http://t.co/fIvDYrJuye...
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The Prince of Wales has criticised "corporate lobbyists" and climate change sceptics for turning the earth into a "dying patient"!

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