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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.

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

Scotland's Caledonian Forest undergoing a renaissance

March 21 is the first United Nations International Day of Forests. In Scotland, conservation charity Trees for Life is stepping up efforts to get people involved in a renaissance of Scotland’s long beleaguered ancient Caledonian pine forest.

Greenpeace exits Canada's Boreal Forest Agreement citing breaches

Greenpeace Canada announced its withdrawal yesterday from the Canada Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) claiming logging roads built in Quebec’s Montagnes Blanches region managed by Resolute Forest Products are a violation of the CBFA.

Op-Ed: Keystone XL pipeline delay a major coup for environmentalists

Calgary - On November 10, 2011, the U.S. State Department delayed plans to build the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline to get additional information. It was a major coup for environmentalists who opposed the project that would have straddled Canada and the US.

World Bank introduces program that lists ecosystems as assets

During the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, which concluded at the end of October, the World Bank announced two linked initiatives that aim to protect ecosystems and species at risk of extinction.

Internet Can Warn of Ecological Changes

The Internet could be used as an early warning system for potential ecological disasters, according to researchers from the University of East Anglia and Stockholm University.

Ecosystems May Buffer Some Species From Climate Change

Although ecologists expect many species will be harmed by climate change, some species could be buffered by their potential to evolve or by changes in their surrounding ecosystems.

Measuring the Value of Nature's Service to Humans

Researchers use novel tools to report some of the first quantifiable results that place values on nature’s services to humans.

Ecosystem Changes in Lakes Linked to Climate Warming

Researchers say unparalleled warming over the last few decades has triggered widespread ecosystem changes in many temperate North American and Western European lakes.

Study Reveals Ecosystem-level Consequences of Frog Extinctions

A University of Georgia study has found that tadpoles play a key role keeping the algae at the base of the food chain productive.

EPA Releases Report on Ecosystems and Climate Change

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a report that can help reduce the potential impact of climate change on estuaries, forests, wetlands, coral reefs, and other sensitive ecosystems.

Study Finds Beetle Engineers Ecosystems

The catastrophic action a tiny beetle is wreaking on the deteriorating Chihuahuan desert will be revealed in the April edition of the Royal Entomological Society’s Ecological Entomology journal.

Islands With Rats Lose Their Birds

It may be the year of the rat but the Aleutian Islands is working on evicting the vermin. The action is taking place because of the massive ecosystems that have been changed with the presence of the rodents.

Predatory Crabs, Fish Set to Return to Antarctic waters

Predatory crabs and fish are poised to return to warming Antarctic waters for the first time in millions of years, threatening the shallow marine ecosystems surrounding Antarctica. Antarctic marine communities resemble the primeval waters.

Aphids Don't Like Brussel Sprouts Either

Aphids that eat Brussels sprouts are smaller than normal and live in undersized populations, which has a negative knock-on effect up the food chain according to new research published today in "Science".

Study Says: Ecosystem Recovery Takes Longer Than Previously Believed

The full recovery of ecological systems, following the most devastating extinction event of all time, took at least 30 million years, according to new research from the University of Bristol.

Bt Corn Could Damage Stream Ecosystems

A new study that was funded by the National Science Foundation indicates that a genetically modified corn (Bt corn) may be causing damage to the ecology of streams that are draining Bt corn fields.
 

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