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Archive: Biodiversity

22 Apr 2014

Unsustainable Seafood: A New Crackdown on Illegal Fishing

by RICHARD CONNIFF
A recent study shows that a surprisingly large amount of the seafood sold in U.S. markets is caught illegally. In a series of actions over the last few months, governments and international regulators have started taking aim at stopping this illicit trade in contraband fish. READ MORE

15 Apr 2014

A Public Relations Drive to Stop Illegal Rhino Horn Trade

by MIKE IVES
Conservation groups are mounting campaigns to persuade Vietnamese consumers that buying rhino horn is decidedly uncool. But such efforts are likely to succeed only as part of a broader initiative to crack down on an illicit trade that is decimating African rhino populations. READ MORE

10 Apr 2014

Will Increased Food Production Devour Tropical Forest Lands?

by WILLIAM LAURANCE
As global population soars, efforts to boost food production will inevitably be focused on the world’s tropical regions. Can this agricultural transformation be achieved without destroying the remaining tropical forests of Africa, South America, and Asia? READ MORE

17 Mar 2014

Rebuilding the Natural World: A Shift in Ecological Restoration

by RICHARD CONNIFF
From forests in Queens to wetlands in China, planners and scientists are promoting a new approach that incorporates experiments into landscape restoration projects to determine what works to the long-term benefit of nature and what does not. READ MORE

13 Mar 2014

In the Pastures of Colombia, Cows, Crops and Timber Coexist

by LISA PALMER
As an ambitious program in Colombia demonstrates, combining grazing and agriculture with tree cultivation can coax more food from each acre, boost farmers’ incomes, restore degraded landscapes, and make farmland more resilient to climate change. READ MORE

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18 Apr 2014: Scale and Extent of Dam Boom In China Is Detailed in Mapping Project

16 Apr 2014: Studying a Polar Menagerie On an Island in Arctic Russia

11 Apr 2014: Parasitic Flatworm Could Be Major Threat to Coral Reefs, Scientists Say

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08 Apr 2014: 'Living Fences' Dramatically Cut Livestock and Lion Killings in Tanzania

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03 Apr 2014: Deforestation of Sandy Soils Increases the Release of CO2, Study Finds

18 Mar 2014: Wildflower Season in Rockies Is 35 Days Longer as Climate Warms

05 Mar 2014: Routes of Young Sea Turtles Shed Light on Mystery of Turtles' Lost Years

28 Feb 2014: Seafaring Drones Could Reveal Mysterious Lives of Sharks, Researchers Say


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