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Biofuels will worsen CO2 emissions: Study


October 24th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) Emphasis on biofuels as an alternative to conventional fuels would increase carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from forests by 14 percent, researchers said. The findings challenge the ... Read more...

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Spend more on fighting deforestation: Greenpeace tells Mexico


October 20th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Oct 20 (IANS/EFE) Greenpeace called on Mexican lawmakers to allocate more funds to combating deforestation, saying nearly a half-million hectares were being lost annually.Of the 6.81 billion pesos ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Research shows similarities between marine and terrestrial ecosystems


November 11th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Researchers, who examined the interactions between wolves and elk in the United States, as well as sharks and dugongs in Australia, have concluded in a recent study that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Larger and more frequent fires could aid ecosystems


February 25th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists have said that there's a good chance that forest fires in the Pacific Northwest will become larger and more frequent, which could actually aid ecosystems.The future of ... Read more...

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Number of trees that release CO2 into atmosphere grossly overestimated


January 28th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 28 (ANI): A recent study at Oregon State University, US, indicates that some past approaches to calculating the impacts of forest fires have grossly overestimated the number of live trees ... Read more...

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Rising CO2 levels could be making trees grow like crazy


December 5th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 5 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the rising level of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) may be fueling more than climate change, as it could also be making some ... Read more...

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Survey reveals massive public support for saving coral reefs


November 6th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 6 (ANI): One of the first set of studies to examine what tourists and recreation enthusiasts actually think about coral reef ecosystems has suggested that their stunning beauty is so ... Read more...

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Timber harvest harmful for grown up amphibians, but beneficial for larvae


November 4th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 4 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have found that while timber harvest is harmful to the terrestrial stage of amphibians, it had some positive effects during their aquatic larva ... Read more...

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Rise of smaller predators causing ecological disruption


October 5th, 2009 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 5 (IANS) The catastrophic decline of 'apex' predators like lions, sharks, wolves and cougars has prompted the rise of smaller predators like baboons that are causing major economic and ecological ... Read more...

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Decline of top predators causing increase of smaller predators


October 2nd, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 2 (ANI): A new study has determined that the catastrophic decline around the world of "apex" predators such as wolves, cougars, lions or sharks has led to a huge increase ... Read more...

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Forest fire prevention efforts can add to greenhouse warming


July 9th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Forestry researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) have said in a new report that widely sought efforts to reduce fuels that increase catastrophic fire in Pacific Northwest forests ... Read more...

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Most polluted ecosystems recoverable within a lifetime


May 28th, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): An analysis of 240 independent studies by researchers at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies has revealed that most polluted or damaged ecosystems worldwide can recover ... Read more...

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Most polluted ecosystems can recover


May 28th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (IANS) There's some cheerful news for conservationists. Most polluted or damaged ecosystems can recover within a lifetime if societies commit to their clean-up or restoration, according to an analysis ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Hurricanes can diminish a forest’s ability to absorb CO2 from atmosphere


May 2nd, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have shown that hurricane damage can diminish a forest's ability to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2), a major contributor to global warming, from the ... Read more...

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Snakes, salamanders and insects thrive in areas with higher deer populations


October 21st, 2008 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A new study has determined that reducing the number of deer in forests and parks may unexpectedly reduce the number of snakes, salamanders and insects in that ... Read more...

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Destruction of Sumatra forests accelerating global climate change and species extinction


February 27th, 2008 - 3:19 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): A new study has determined that converting just one Sumatran provinces forests and peat swamps into pulpwood and palm oil plantations is generating more annual greenhouse gas emissions ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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