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Ecology News

Concerted action will secure future of Scotland’s national tree

Forres - Amid much fanfare the native Scots pine was declared Scotland’s national tree, end January, but a leading conservation charity is calling for concerted action to ensure the iconic species has a secure future.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Study highlights ecological fallout as carnivore numbers decline

Afraid of the wolf? The world will be a whole lot scarier if wolves and other large carnivores become extinct, according to a new study published Friday by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), in collaboration with the University of Montana.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 7 comments

Huge population drift augurs as climate change alters ecosystems

Potsdam - Climate change is likely to transform landscapes worldwide, affecting most of Earth’s forests and agriculture — and it isn’t a far future scenario, says a new report. Profound changes in the world’s ecosystems could happen less than 90 years hence
In the Media by Robert Myles - 7 comments

Study confirms global risks of herbicide overuse

A new study provides evidence that herbicides alter ecosystems around the world and that as the use of herbicides rises, the risks to the planet's ecosystems similarly increase.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Alarming frog and toad decline across the U.S.

Denver - North American frogs, toads and other amphibious animals are disappearing so quickly that they could become extinct from their natural habitats by 2033.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

France: Sheep could soon replace lawnmowers in Paris' parks

Paris - The city of Paris is to begin an experiment this April using sheep as a replacement for lawnmowers. Ultimately, it may result in some of the French capital’s most famous parks and open spaces being tended by sheep rather than mechanical means.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 13 comments

Sharp rise in atmospheric CO2 levels in 2012 say US Scientists

US scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have reported a sharp leap in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels in 2012.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 4 comments

Earth Hour 2013: Coming soon to a light bulb near you

Singapore - Earth Hour, the world’s largest movement for the planet, launched its campaign for 2013 in Singapore on February 27. This year Earth Hour will take place on Saturday, March 23 at 8:30 p.m. in time zones throughout the world.
In the Media by Robert Myles

'Lights out' in France as big switch-off becomes law

France yesterday introduced energy conservation laws making it obligatory for shops and commercial premises to switch off internal, window and exterior lighting at night.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 5 comments

France toughens laws on nanomaterials in consumer products

Nanomaterials, the result of nanotechnology, using extremely small objects, are becoming common in everyday life but the unseen use of nanomaterials in goods from cosmetics to paint is causing concern that there is little research into their effects.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 2 comments
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In depth view of microbial communities

A team of Luxembourg-based researchers, working at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (Eco-Systems Biology...
Oct 6, 2012 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle

An Ecology membership card, the stuff we used to get inside breakfast cereal boxes

The recent Earth Day celebrations, especially the ones here in the San Francisco area were met with enthusiasm and some...
May 13, 2012 by Jonathan Farrell

Earth Day for the Non-Tree Hugger

Putting this in a respectful context; most people don't think much about the environment until something happens that...
Apr 21, 2012 by Derrick Robertson


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