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Archive: Biodiversity

25 Jan 2016

How ‘Natural Geoengineering’ Can Help Slow Global Warming

by OSWALD J. SCHMITZ
An overlooked tool in fighting climate change is enhancing biodiversity to maximize the ability of ecosystems to store carbon. Key to that strategy is preserving top predators to control populations of herbivores, whose grazing reduces the amount of CO2 that ecosystems absorb. READ MORE

21 Jan 2016

In Japan, a David vs Goliath Battle to Preserve Bluefin Tuna

by WINIFRED BIRD
A group of small-scale Japanese fishermen are waging an increasingly public struggle against industrial fishing fleets that are using sonar and huge nets to scoop up massive catches of spawning Pacific bluefin tuna. READ MORE

19 Jan 2016

What’s Causing Deadly Outbreaks of Fungal Diseases in World’s Wildlife?

by ELIZABETH KOLBERT
An unprecedented global wave of virulent fungal infections is decimating whole groups of animals — from salamanders and frogs, to snakes and bats. While scientists are still trying to understand the causes, they are pointing to intercontinental travel, the pet trade, and degraded habitat as likely factors. READ MORE

06 Jan 2016

Unnatural Balance: How Food Waste Impacts World’s Wildlife

by RICHARD CONNIFF
New research indicates that the food discarded in landfills and at sea is having a profound effect on wildlife populations and fisheries. But removing that food waste creates its own ecological challenges. READ MORE

21 Dec 2015

To Protect Monarch Butterfly, A Plan to Save the Sacred Firs

by JANET MARINELLI
Mexican scientists are striving to plant oyamel fir trees at higher altitudes in an effort to save the species, as well as its fluttering iconic winter visitor — the migrating monarch butterfly — from the devastating effects of climate change. READ MORE

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04 Feb 2016: Only Known Wild Jaguar in the U.S. Filmed in Arizona in Rare Video

01 Feb 2016: Lab-raised Caribbean Coral Grown in the Wild for the First Time

21 Jan 2016: Tree Frog Long Believed Extinct Is Rediscovered, Scientists Say

11 Jan 2016: Scientists Warn of Biodiversity Impacts of Major Hydropower Projects

22 Dec 2015: Iberian Lynx Is Back from Brink, But Still Faces Major Challenges

19 Nov 2015: Genetically Engineered Salmon Approved for Sale in U.S. Supermarkets

13 Nov 2015: Sharks Will Likely Be Less Effective Hunters With Climate Change

02 Nov 2015: Urban Fruit Less Polluted and Often More Nutritious Than Retail Versions

26 Oct 2015: Major Clue Emerges in Mystery Of Right Whale Deaths, Researchers Say

22 Oct 2015: The Hard-Working Beaver Is A Fighter Against Nitrogen Pollution


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