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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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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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A New Map Reveals That Nesting Spots For Turtles Cut Off By Various Conflicts

Turtle nesting experts today said that conflict has cut off most of the potential nesting spots for turtles and the spots include remotely placed locations as revealed by a new map for turtle nesting spots. The sea turtles are having it hard as they have already been endangered by activities such as coastal development and [...]

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Conservative Theory Linking Biodiversity And Habitat Size Challenged By Research Scientists

Is it not amazing that just a square meter of a patch of grass contains many species of plants? What factors control the number of species that could exist in an ecosystem? This question has found its place among the 25 most important science questions that have not yet been resolved. It is important due [...]

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Impacts of climatic changes driving morenegative influence in Chinstrap penguins population

Basing on the data research and analysis that was partly funded by the National science foundation (NSF) concerning the dramatic population changes of chinstrap penguins in Peninsula. Statistics shows that due to the high temperatures that are experienced on the Antarctic Peninsula, the population of chinstrap penguins has drastically declined due to rapid temperature changes. [...]

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Essential Facts about Current and Future Earth Observation Missions

The EOS or the Earth Observing System aims to provide scientists an in-depth knowledge of the Earth’s land surface, oceans, atmosphere and biosphere. Furthermore, this major component of NASA’s Earth Science Division enables humans an understanding of the planet as an integrated system. Information about the Earth Systematic Missions The Earth Systematic Missions continue to [...]

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Study of fossils helping pinpoint risks faced by ocean animals

The study of fossils helps in pinpointing the extinction risks faced by ocean animals. Researchers have found a clue through the study of marine fossils ,why some animals of the ocean are more likely to get extinct than others. An analysis that cumulatively put together fossil data of nearly 500 million years for sea or [...]

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Weakened Genetic Mechanism of Soybeans is Susceptible for Other Insects

Pertaining to a study conducted at Iowa State University (ISU), a very small insect called Aphid has started to target the Iowa soybeans plants recently; and blocking the crop’s genetic defense against other pests becoming a major threat to the industry. A journal on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions granted by the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) and [...]

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How The Amazon Creates Its Own Rain

The Amazon rainforest is a mystery of many sorts. We’ve heard of the rare and unique flora and fauna of the place, and here’s another intriguing aspect there: the Amazon is self-sufficient in rain as well! The technique of “cloud seeding” used by rain-starved nations to induce rain is used naturally by the fungi and [...]

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Avian influenza in wild birds – Why climate change can increase irevalence

Climate change has been thought to affect migratory patterns of different species. To find out how this change has affected a species of shorebirds in relation to horseshoe crabs, two population ecologists set out to find the answers using a mathematical model. The two experts Pejman Rohani and Victoria Brown indeed discovered a few things. [...]

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Curbing climatic adation by forest transplantation

Wood together with paper products made almost one thirds of British Columbia accumulated exports bringing in roughly $9 billion last year. This has made the government to take action and is now carrying out the bigest migration project in all history. The government is moving 250,000 larch seedlings over a 200 miles radius of the [...]

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