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Food Loss and Wastage: A Blueprint for Action

1.3 billion tons of food is lost or wasted each year, in the systems of food production and food consumption. This is a very sad state of affairs, especially considering the number of people who are starving due to lack of enough food or proper nutrition. The good news is, according to a global campaign [...]

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Changing Ocean Temparatures Holds The Fate Of Food Supply To Young Atlantic Cod

Kelvin Friedland and colleagues, who are lead researchers in National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), studied the distribution and the profusion of some important species of zooplankton, water temperatures of sea surface, and cod plenteousness. In their study, especially in the areas where stocks of Atlantic cod have had struggles in surviving after a period [...]

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Atmospheric Carbon Levels Hitting New Highs

The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is hitting new highs. Scientists are reporting that the level of concentration is gradually increasing and chances are it will exceed the 400 parts per million (ppm). This is a level that has not been experienced on earth for around 4 million years. Researchers at the Mauna [...]

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Life Expectancy & Income over 200 Years

In this riveting and informative video Professor Hans Rosling presents an interactive, animated graph of Life Expectancy vs Average Wealth of the world’s countries over the last 200 years. The data is very interesting and starts in 1810 when the entire world was very poor and unhealthy, with a life expectancy of below 40. Share [...]

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The Human Population and Biodiversity

THE HISTORY OF HUMAN POPULATION Considering the population boom of the twenty-first century, it might seem unbelievable that there was once a time when the human population was actually at a gridlock and that the human species, now abundant, was at the brink of extinction. Anthropologists believe that it was not until the discovery of [...]

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New Research on the Extinct Barbary Lion

The Durrell Institute of Conservation located at the University of Kent recently published new research on the now extinct Barbary Lion.  The new research reveals that the Barbary Lion remained unnoticed for over a decade in its last days of existence. Researcher, assuming its complete extinction, failed to notice the existence of this species. Moreover, [...]

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Chinese river pig in risk of extinction

According to the WWF (World Wide Fund) reports, the Chinese “River Pig” is getting closer to it’s extinction. It is catching the attention of many different groups interested in keeping wildlife safe. Among them there is a local group that points to the fact that Chinese river pigs population is becoming less in numbers than [...]

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Could Weeds Give The Answers To Handling Climate Change

It is no doubt that the planet is experiencing a serious climate change and if the phrase “survival of the fittest” originating from the evolutionary theory is something to by, then the means to understand and be able to cope with the changes has to be found. Luckily, we always seem to have all the [...]

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Ban On International Polar Bear Trade Rejected

A midst trepidation’s of distraction from the ever-growing problem of global warming that is posing a major threat to the whole world, an important meeting of governments tracking threats to endangered species chose to reject a international ban on polar bear trade on Thursday. The result of this rejection was a division among conservationists with some believing [...]

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Impact of Exurban Residences on Avian Communities

Studies have shown that the rapidly advancing urbanization has a great adverse effect on the sustainability of many species of birds. To determine this possibility in Adirondack Park, a study was conducted and a total of about 20 species of birds both near and far from as many as 30 rural residences in the Adirondack [...]

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Animal Herbivore Species May Mitigate the Effects of Global Warming on Plant Communities

Experts in science and ecological studies fear for the current stability and ecological repercussions of plant communities as global warming increases. A study conducted by Eric Post from Penn State university, suggests that the answer to these fears lies in the biological interaction herbivores have with their plant community, as much as it does with [...]

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DNA Barcoding: The Key To Restoring Biodiversity

Professor Paul Bentzen, together with his colleagues at the Dalhousie University, created a marine DNA database that aims to solve problems involving the many creatures of the sea. The database will be accessible to the public to aid in the identification of fish groups common in the oceans of Atlantic Canada. The information contained in [...]

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