Tag Archives: biodiversity

US Needs to Be Better Prepared for Extreme Weather, Ecological Changes Resulting from Climate Change

Climate change will cause changes in plant communities across nearly half the Earth’s land surface by 2100, driving conversion of nearly 40 percent of land-based ecosystems from one major ecological community type – forest, grassland or tundra – toward another, according to a new computer study conducted by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. The study’s results may put …

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Dam Projects, Land Speculation Threaten Rise in Amazon Rainforest Loss

Brazil's Amazon River and rainforest is under siege as large-scale hydroelectric projects and small-scale land speculation portend a sharp rise in deforestation rates and massive environmental degradation.

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EU Funds Chile-Argentina Temperate Rain Forest Conservation Program

The EU is funding a joint, public-private forestry conservation initiative between Chile and Argentina that aims to conserve native temperate rain forests and biodiversity and raise social awareness in Chile's southern Valdivia province and Argentina's Chaquena and Chaco regions.

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Evolution Lost: Vanishing Biodiversity

Biodiversity Loss

The COP10 Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Summit wraps up tomorrow in Nagoya, Japan, where participating nations have gathered to attempt to work out a treaty to deal with biodiversity loss. As with last year’s COP15 climate change summit in Copenhagen, what began with soaring rhetoric and exhortations to save the world’s biological diversity, is winding down to a divide between rich and poor …

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Environmental News Wrap: Solar Cheaper than Nuclear; Tea Party Delusions; Negotiating Biodiversity, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: While gleaning stories from National Geographic (NG) I ran into advertisements  for Shell Oil Company, like at the Scientific American site discussed last week. The story I found on NG focuses on the intersection of water and energy in our economy. Then, I went to the website for Popular …

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Environmental News Wrap: July12-19: New Electricity Generation, Oil Spills, Building an Electric Car Market, and More…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Article of the Week: Scientific American reports that half of the new electricity generation in the US and Europe in the last year has come from green energy. This is very important because the decisions we make today about new energy generation will be the realities we face 20, …

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