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Archive: Biodiversity

16 Aug 2016

Rocky Flats: A Wildlife Refuge Confronts Its Radioactive Past

by FRED PEARCE
The Rocky Flats Plant outside Denver was a key U.S. nuclear facility during the Cold War. Now, following a $7 billion cleanup, the government is preparing to open a wildlife refuge on the site to the public, amid warnings from some scientists that residual plutonium may still pose serious health risks. READ MORE

28 Jul 2016

Chocolate in the Jungle: The Battle To Save a Disappearing Rainforest

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19 Jul 2016

Views: Los Angeles Aims to Revitalize a Concrete River

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19 Jul 2016

How to Restore an Urban River? Los Angeles Looks to Find Out

by JIM ROBBINS
Officials are moving ahead with a major revitalization of the Los Angeles River – removing miles of concrete along its banks and re-greening areas now covered with pavement. But the project raises an intriguing question: Just how much of an urban river can be returned to nature? READ MORE

06 Jul 2016

Vanishing Act: What’s Causing Sharp Decline in Insects and Why It Matters

by CHRISTIAN SCHWäGERL
Insect populations are declining dramatically in many parts of the world, recent studies show. Researchers say various factors, from monoculture farming to habitat loss, are to blame for the plight of insects, which are essential to agriculture and ecosystems. READ MORE

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23 Aug 2016: Study Shows Humans Learning To Use Natural Resources More Efficiently

19 Aug 2016: Scientists Find 1,075-Year-Old Tree in Northern Greece, Europe’s Oldest

18 Aug 2016: Urine From Large Fish Critical To Reef Health—And Fishing Is Reducing It

11 Aug 2016: Shipping Noise Causes Whales To Dive More Slowly and Forage Less

04 Aug 2016: UNESCO Moves To Expand World Heritage Sites Into the Deep Ocean

29 Jul 2016: Changing Arctic Tundra Could Radically Alter Shorebird Breeding Grounds

26 Jul 2016: New Zealand to Eradicate All Rats, Stoats, and Possums by 2050

21 Jul 2016: South Africa’s Great White Shark Population At Risk of Extinction

18 Jul 2016: Following El Nino, Amazon At Risk of Intense Wildfire Season

06 Jul 2016: As Oceans Become More Acidic, Mussels Could Lose Ability to Hang On


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