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Archive: Biodiversity

28 Nov 2016

How Warming Threatens the Genetic Diversity of Species, and Why It Matters

by JIM ROBBINS
Research on stoneflies in Glacier National Park indicates that global warming is reducing the genetic diversity of some species, compromising their ability to evolve as conditions change. These findings have major implications for how biodiversity will be affected by climate change. READ MORE

16 Nov 2016

Are Trees Sentient Beings? Certainly, Says German Forester

by RICHARD SCHIFFMAN
In his bestselling book, The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben argues that to save the world’s forests we must first recognize that trees are “wonderful beings” with innate adaptability, intelligence, and the capacity to communicate with — and heal — other trees. READ MORE

08 Nov 2016

How Forensics Are Boosting Battle Against Wildlife Trade

by HEATHER MILLAR
From rapid genetic analysis to spectrography, high-tech tools are being used to track down and prosecute perpetrators of the illegal wildlife trade. The new advances in forensics offer promise in stopping the trafficking in endangered species. READ MORE

03 Nov 2016

African Wetlands Project: A Win For the Climate and the People?

by WINIFRED BIRD
In Senegal and other developing countries, multinational companies are investing in programs to restore mangrove forests and other wetlands that sequester carbon. But critics say these initiatives should not focus on global climate goals at the expense of the local people’s livelihoods. READ MORE

20 Oct 2016

The Moth Snowstorm: Finding True Value in Nature’s Riches

by ROGER COHN
Journalist Michael McCarthy has chronicled the loss of wildlife in his native Britain and globally. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, he talks about why he believes a new defense of the natural world is needed – one based on the joy and spiritual connection it provides for humans. READ MORE

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30 Nov 2016: Soils Could Release 55 Trillion Kilograms of Carbon By Mid-Century

29 Nov 2016: This Year’s Coral Die-Off on Great Barrier Reef Was Worst Ever Recorded

16 Nov 2016: Interview: Are Trees Sentient? Certainly, Says German Forester

11 Nov 2016: Just 1 Degree C of Warming Has Altered Nearly Every Aspect of Life on Earth

10 Nov 2016: A New Initiative to Study The Microbiome of Sub-Saharan Africa

09 Nov 2016: Could Dying Puffins in the Bering Sea Spell Trouble for Other Marine Life?

04 Nov 2016: Scientists Attempt to Create 3D Models of All Life on Earth

02 Nov 2016: Diapers Made from Jellyfish? Company Utilizes Super-Absorbent Qualities

28 Oct 2016: Nations Create World’s Largest Marine Protected Area Near Antarctica

26 Oct 2016: Photo Essay: How Pollution Is Devastating an Indonesian Lake


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