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21 May 2015

A Grassroots Effort to Save Africa’s Most Endangered Ape

by JOHN C. CANNON
The Cross River gorilla population in equatorial Africa has been pushed to the brink of extinction. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, a Nigerian scientist working to save the gorillas describes how local villagers are vital to protecting these apes. READ MORE

23 Apr 2015

Oklahoma’s Clear Link Between Earthquakes and Energy Boom

by DIANE TOOMEY
Oklahoma officials this week said oil and gas activity was the likely cause of the stunning increase in earthquakes in the state. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, Oklahoma geologist Todd Halihan talks about what has caused this growing problem and what can be done about it. READ MORE

20 Apr 2015

On the Internet, Illegal Trade In Endangered Wildlife Thrives

by TED WILLIAMS
On eBay and elsewhere on the Internet, illegal wildlife and wildlife parts — from elephant ivory to tiger skins to monkey and crocodile skulls — are being sold. Bringing an end to this illicit activity is proving to be a daunting challenge. READ MORE

30 Mar 2015

How Long Can Oceans Continue To Absorb Earth’s Excess Heat?

by CHERYL KATZ
The main reason soaring greenhouse gas emissions have not caused air temperatures to rise more rapidly is that oceans have soaked up much of the heat. But new evidence suggests the oceans’ heat-buffering ability may be weakening. READ MORE

03 Mar 2015

How Climate Change Helped Lead to the Uprising in Syria

by DIANE TOOMEY
A new study draws links between a record drought in Syria and the uprising that erupted there in 2011. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, Colin Kelley, the study’s lead author, discusses how the severity of that drought was connected to a long-term warming trend in the region. READ MORE

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14 May 2015: Biologically Inspired Coating Will Improve Solar Panels, Researchers Say

06 May 2015: Backyard Bird Feeders May Put Native Species at a Disadvantage, Study Says

05 May 2015: Pollen May Play Surprising Role in Climate and Cloud Formation

30 Apr 2015: Volcanic Eruption in Chile Could Have an Effect on Climate, NASA Data Show

24 Apr 2015: Long-Term CO2 Record by Keeling Named National Historic Chemical Landmark

23 Apr 2015: Interview: Oklahoma’s Clear Link Between Earthquakes and Energy

20 Apr 2015: Record Amount of E-Waste Generated Globally in 2014, Report Finds


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