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Archive: Biodiversity

10 Jan 2017

As Chinese Luxury Market Grows, An Upsurge in Tiger Killings in India

by SHARON GUYNUP
Poachers killed more tigers in the forests of India in 2016 than any year in the last 15. The spike is linked to demand for tiger parts in China, where the endangered animal’s bones and skins are regarded as exotic luxury items. READ MORE

04 Jan 2017

New Look at Rivers Reveals The Toll of Human Activity

by JIM ROBBINS
A recent outbreak of a deadly fish parasite on the Yellowstone River may have seemed unremarkable. But a new wave of research shows the episode was likely linked to the cumulative impact of human activities that essentially weakened the Yellowstone’s "immune system." READ MORE

21 Dec 2016

The Legacy of the Man Who Changed Our View of Nature

by DIANE TOOMEY
The 19th-century German scientist Alexander von Humboldt popularized the concept that the natural world is interconnected. In a Yale e360 interview, biographer Andrea Wulf explains how Humboldt’s vision helped create modern environmentalism. READ MORE

20 Dec 2016

On Slopes of Kilimanjaro, Shift In Climate Hits Coffee Harvest

by DANIEL GROSSMAN
Rising temperatures and changing precipitation are taking a toll on coffee farms worldwide, including the plantations around Mount Kilimanjaro. If the world hopes to sustain its two billion cup-a-day habit, scientists say, new climate-resilient species of coffee must be developed. READ MORE

15 Dec 2016

Aimed at Refugees, Fences Are Threatening European Wildlife

by JIM O'DONNELL
A flood of migrants from the Middle East and Africa has prompted governments in the Balkans to erect hundreds of miles of border fences. Scientists say the expanding network of barriers poses a serious threat to wildlife, especially wide-ranging animals such as bears and wolves. READ MORE

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e360 digest

10 Jan 2017: In a First, Bumble Bee Is Listed as Endangered in Continental U.S.

21 Dec 2016: Interview: The Legacy of the Man Who Changed Our View of Nature

09 Dec 2016: Giraffe Populations Vulnerable To Extinction, New Research Shows

07 Dec 2016: Indonesia Bans the Burning Of Peatland; Will Help Reduce CO2 Emissions

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?


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