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Archive: Biodiversity

12 May 2016

Saving Amphibians: The Quest To Protect Threatened Species

by JIM ROBBINS
The decline of the world’s amphibians continues, with causes ranging from fungal diseases to warmer and drier climates. Now, researchers are looking at ways to intervene with triage measures that could help save the most vulnerable populations. READ MORE

10 May 2016

How Rising CO2 Levels May Contribute to Die-Off of Bees

by LISA PALMER
As they investigate the factors behind the decline of bee populations, scientists are now eyeing a new culprit — soaring levels of carbon dioxide, which alter plant physiology and significantly reduce protein in important sources of pollen. READ MORE

03 May 2016

How Nations Are Chipping Away at Their Protected Lands

by RICHARD CONNIFF
Winning protected status for key natural areas and habitat has long been seen as the gold standard of conservation. But these gains are increasingly being compromised as governments redraw park boundaries to accommodate mining, logging, and other development. READ MORE

27 Apr 2016

From Mass Coral Bleaching, A Scientist Looks for Lessons

by KATHERINE BAGLEY
For climate scientist Kim Cobb, this year’s massive bleaching of coral reefs is providing sobering insights into the impacts of global warming. Yale Environment 360 talked with Cobb about the bleaching events and the push to make reefs more resilient to rising temperatures. READ MORE

25 Apr 2016

Trouble in Paradise: A Blight Threatens Key Hawaiian Tree

by RICHARD SCHIFFMAN
The ʻohiʻa is Hawaii’s iconic tree, a keystone species that maintains healthy watersheds and provides habitat for numerous endangered birds. But a virulent fungal disease, possibly related to a warmer, drier climate, is now felling the island’s cherished 'ohi'a forests. READ MORE

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27 May 2016: Poland Begins Logging Ancient Forest Despite Fierce Protests

26 May 2016: For the Endangered American Eel, A Long, Slippery Road to Recovery

18 May 2016: Trees Sleep, With Branches And Leaves Drooping at Night, New Study Says

10 May 2016: More than 2,000 New Plant Species Are Found Every Year

09 May 2016: Pacific Northwest Starfish Seem Set for Comeback After Deadly Disease

05 May 2016: With Climate Change, It Is Survival of the Oldest, Not the Fittest

02 May 2016: After a Decade of Decline, Brazil's Deforestation Again on the Rise

29 Apr 2016: Kenya to Burn Ivory to Raise Awareness of Growing Poaching Problem

28 Apr 2016: Half of All Farmed Fish Have Deformed Ear Bones That Cause Hearing Loss

27 Apr 2016: From Mass Coral Bleaching, A Scientist Looks for Lessons


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