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salmon
Controlling Dam Water Levels Could Increase Number Of Salmon
Feb 25, 2014 14:19 PM E
According to a study published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, salmon productivity is greatly affected by the flow and level of water.
Ethiopian Sheep
Livestock Diets, Not Ours, Should Be Improved To Reduce Agricultural Impact On Climate Change: Study
Feb 24, 2014 17:28 PM E
Amid reports that livestock account for a big portion of greenhouse gas emissions, many environmentalists have argued for a reduction in meat consumption. But a study published Monday suggests it may be more efficient to feed livestock better food instead.
climate change crime
Climate Change's Unexpected Consequence: Crime
Feb 23, 2014 20:10 PM E
Climate change is warming the globe, melting glaciers, and affecting our weather patterns and wildlife. But with the larger consequences come smaller ones too, including higher crime rates.
Google's Global Forest Watch
Google's Global Forest Watch: Online Tool Tracks Deforestation In Near-Real Time [VIDEO]
Feb 21, 2014 18:07 PM E
Google's Global Forest Watch online tool allows users to see the destruction of forests in near-real time. Using satellites and user contributions, the tool will not only help users visualize deforestation but can help keep governments and companies from illegal deforestation. More than 500 million acres of forest were destroyed between 2000 and 2012.
marine turtle
Marine Turtle Population Continues To Be Threatened: Legal Harvest Alone Tops 42,000 Each Year
Feb 21, 2014 17:15 PM E
Recently efforts of protectionists and conservationists has led to greater protection of marine turtles, but that may not be enough.
winter tornado
Winter Tornadoes Hit Midwest: How Common Are The Off-Season Storms?
Feb 21, 2014 16:29 PM E
A winter tornado hit Illinois yesterday, a rare but not unheard-of occurrence. Winter tornadoes can be more dangerous than their warm-month counterparts: they are not stronger, but can be deadlier. They tend to move faster and can hit with less notice.
BP oil spill
BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Chemicals Could Cause Heart Attacks In Gulf Of Mexico Tuna
Feb 17, 2014 16:39 PM E
Crude oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon spill could cause heart problems in tuna, according to a study published in Science. Conducted as part of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment, the research found that a chemical in crude oil can block heart pathways, leading to heart attacks in tuna. BP dismissed the study.
drought
How Climate Shock May Affect People Prone To Food Shortages; Strategies For Disaster Management
Feb 16, 2014 16:07 PM E
People who live in areas prone to food shortages may be more at risk of getting them due to climate change. Now, researchers are developing strategies for preventing these disasters.
wind turbine
Using 100% Renewable Sources To Power America's Energy Demands: Interactive Map Shows How To Get There By 2050
Feb 16, 2014 13:44 PM E
Global warming and pollution have left many calling for the use of clean, renewable energy. Now, a group of Stanford scientists have developed a plan for the U.S. to get all of its energy through clean sources by 2050.
African Farming
Could Africa Experience A Green Revolution? Farmers To Get Educated About Biotechnology And Modern Farming
Feb 16, 2014 13:07 PM E
Old farming practices may not produce enough crops to feed the growing numbers of people living in Africa. Therefore, a group of experts in biosciences and agriculture got together on Saturday to speak about how to take Africa through a green revolution.
potatoes
Conserving Potato Agrobiodiversity: Top-Down, Bottom-Up Approach Looks Toward Sustainability
Feb 15, 2014 17:59 PM E
With over 4,000 different kinds of potatoes in this world, one researcher has developed a way to make sure they remain sustainable.
Arctic Beluga Whale
How Melting Ice Allowed A 'Kitty Litter' Parasite To Spread to Arctic Whales, Threatening Humans
Feb 15, 2014 17:29 PM E
Nearly two decades ago, scientists predicted that climate change could cause the spread of bacteria and parasites. Their prediction has come true, according to Canadian researchers who discovered a house cat disease inside Arctic beluga whale populations.
plastic bags fuel
Plastic Shopping Bags Can Be Converted Into Fuel And Other Petroleum Products, Researchers Say
Feb 14, 2014 18:39 PM E
Plastic bags may run your car one day. Researchers from the University of Illinois have created a method for converting plastic bags into diesel, gas and other petroleum products like engine oil. The method, called pyrolysis, consumes far less energy than it produces, making it a viable fuel solution.
Atlanta Snowstorm
'Valentine's Day Canceled' By Georgia Sheriff During Snow Storm, And Actually Outraged People
Feb 14, 2014 15:26 PM E
When the Oconee County Sheriff's Office canceled Valentine's Day due to freezing rain and snow, it was completely joking. But some lovers of the holiday did not get the joke.
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