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Palm weevil, invasive animals, UCR, Mafra-Neto, Date Palm, Canary Island, Entomology, Coachella, San Diego, Tijuana

Invasive Weevil Threatens California’s Palm Trees and Date Industry

Effort to stop the spread of invasive South American palm weevil that is devastating palm trees in San Diego County will use environmentally-friendly pheromone formulation.

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ATS Objects to the EPA’s Move to Silence the Input of Scientists

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Today the EPA announced a new policy regarding who can serve on the agency’s scientific advisory boards. In earlier comments, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt had questioned the “independence, and the veracity and the transparency of those recommendations that are coming our way” from scientists who have received EPA research funding.

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Entomology, Wildlife Ecology, Food Webs, Bird Migration, Biological Conservation

Native Trees, Shrubs Provide More Food for Birds

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Planting native trees and shrubs in your yard can really help songbirds. Researchers from the University of Delaware and the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center studied the Carolina chickadee around Washington, D.C. and found native trees and shrubs support much more 'bird food' than non-natives do.

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Cannabis, Marijuana, marijuana legalization, Environment, Environmental impact of marijuana farming

New Study Finds Marijuana Farming Hurts Environment

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Planting cannabis for commercial production in remote locations is creating forest fragmentation, stream modification, soil erosion and landslides. Without land-use policies to limit its environmental footprint, the impacts of cannabis farming could get worse, according to a new study published in the November issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

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Climate Change, Emissions, Methane, Sustainability

Don’t Blame Cattle – It’s Humans Who Caused Methane Levels to Skyrocket

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phytobiomes alliance, phytobiomes, University Of Maryland

University of Maryland Joins International Phytobiomes Alliance

The University of Maryland (UMD) has joined the International Alliance for Phytobiomes Research, both organizations announced today

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Sea Level, Home prices, Maryland, Eastern Shore, Delmarva

SU Experts Available to Discuss Potential Economic Impact of Sea Level Rise in Coastal Maryland

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national monuments, President Trump, Ecology, Animals

Sustainability Scientist Says Shrinking National Monuments Will Stress Animals and Change Ecology

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Switch From Wood to Gas for Cooking Is Not a Climate Problem

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Switching from using fuelwood to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for cooking would provide modest climate benefits, but the extent of these depend on whether the wood is renewably sourced, and if the short-lived emissions from burning wood are taken into account, according to a new analysis focused on India.

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Coal industry, Mining, Jobs, Environent, climate chagne

Efforts to Revive Coal Industry Unlikely to Work, May Slow Job Growth

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Current federal efforts to revive the coal industry will likely do more harm than good to fragile Appalachian communities transitioning from coal as a major source of employment, according to a study conducted by Indiana University researchers.







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