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21 Jul 2014

Primate Rights vs Research: Battle in Colombian Rainforest

by CHRIS KRAUL
A Colombian conservationist has been locked in a contentious legal fight against a leading researcher who uses wild monkeys in his search for a malaria vaccine. A recent court decision that banned the practice is seen as a victory in efforts to restrict the use of monkeys in medical research. READ MORE

14 Jul 2014

The Soil Pollution Crisis in China: A Cleanup Presents Daunting Challenge

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02 Jul 2014

Where Will Earth Head After Its ‘Climate Departure’?

by DIANE TOOMEY
Will the planet reach a point where its climate is significantly different from what has existed throughout human history, and if so, when? In an interview with Yale Environment 360, biogeographer Camilo Mora talks about recent research on this disquieting issue and what it means for the coming decades. READ MORE

05 Jun 2014

How Weeds Could Help Feed Billions in a Warming World

by LISA PALMER
Scientists in the U.S. and elsewhere are conducting intensive experiments to cross hardy weeds with food crops such as rice and wheat. Their goal is to make these staples more resilient as higher temperatures, drought, and elevated CO2 levels pose new threats to the world’s food supply. READ MORE

03 Jun 2014

New Desalination Technologies Spur Growth in Recyling Water

by CHERYL KATZ
Desalination has long been associated with one process — turning seawater into drinking water. But a host of new technologies are being developed that not only are improving traditional desalination but opening up new frontiers in reusing everything from agricultural water to industrial effluent. READ MORE

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e360 digest

23 Jul 2014: Earth Observation Satellites Help Scientists Understand Global Change

14 Jul 2014: Human Activity Has Caused Long-term Australian Drought, Model Shows

10 Jul 2014: A Possible Advance in Fight To Combat a Deadly Amphibian Fungus

02 Jul 2014: Roughly $80 Billion Wasted on Power for Networked Devices, Report Says

02 Jul 2014: Interview: Where Will the Earth Head After Its ‘Climate Departure’?

25 Jun 2014: Blizzard Helps Scientists Visualize Airflow Around Wind Turbines

24 Jun 2014: Concentrated Solar Power Could Compete with Natural Gas, Study Says

23 Jun 2014: How Citizen Scientists Are Using The Web to Track the Natural World

16 Jun 2014: Skyscraper-Size Ice Structures Discovered at Base of Greenland Ice Sheet

10 Jun 2014: Air Pollution Smartphone App Seeks to Shame China's Polluting Factories


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