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The mere presence of wolves, previously shown to affect the behavior of elk in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem, is not potent enough to reduce the body condition and reproductive rates of female elk, according to new research published today. The research, led by recent University of Wyoming Ph.D. graduate ... keep reading
The Union of Concerned scientists have collected the answers to the question of whether your state has a plan From accelerating sea level rise to longer and more severe heat waves to extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy, Americans are already suffering from the costly consequences of climate change. It ... keep reading
Instead of guns in their hands they clutch spades and rakes. Instead of bullets and bombs, they have seeds and plants. Those are the guerilla gardeners, a type of soldiers of nature if you will. Guerilla gardeners find small or large patches of abandoned or neglected land and turn them ... keep reading
A major ingredient in those green coffee bean dietary supplements — often touted as “miracle” weight-loss products — doesn’t prevent weight gain in obese laboratory mice fed a high-fat diet when given at higher doses. That’s the conclusion of a first-of-its-kind study published in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food ... keep reading
Why are the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico hotspots of sea level rise? Global, regional, and local factors all affect the rate of local sea level rise. In the Gulf region, land is subsiding, which allows the ocean to penetrate farther inland. Along the East Coast, changes in the ... keep reading
It is, unfortunately, society’s nature to discard the unwanted or forgotten. This tendency is on display across the globe, from slums of mega-cities to undernourished children in rural villages to the ugly endangered creatures that never receive attention. Nowhere, however, is this tendency more apparent than in our trash ... keep reading
This is a story told by US photographer John Wathen who bore witness to the Gulf of Mexico deep sea oil disaster. Its helpful for any of us who are threatened by deep sea oil drilling-everywhere http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yduv3APYawA keep reading
Seeds and oils from the plant that produces the loofah sponge could help purify wastewater and prevent the spread of waterborne diseases in the developing world, according to a scientist speaking today at the 17th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference in Bethesda, Md. The low-cost, biodegradable seeds and substances made ... keep reading
This story from the Globe and Mail yesterday fills you with confidence about the safety of this pipeline . Yeah Right ! "A pipeline that leaked in northern Alberta was only five years old and designed to last for 30, according to top executives with Apache Canada, the company responsible for a ... keep reading
Australia is failing to implement World Heritage Committee recommendations for the Great Barrier Reef, which could put its future World Heritage status at risk, according to a report released by WWF and the Australian Marine Conservation Society today. On the eve of the World Heritage Committee meeting in Cambodia, the ... keep reading
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