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Peat Bogs, peatlands, plant adaptation, plants and climate change, Climate Change, CO2, Environment

Peatland Plants Adapting Well to Climate Change, Suggests Study

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They account for just three per cent of the Earth’s surface but play a major role in offsetting carbon dioxide emissions – and now a team of scientists led by the universities of Southampton and Utrecht has discovered that the plants that make up peat bogs adapt exceptionally well to climate change.

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Climate Change, climate change adaptation, Climate Change and Behavior, Climate Change And Health Wire, climate change and human health, Climate change and politics, climate change action, Environment, heat deaths

AJPH Supplement Examines How Climate Change Is Harming Our Health

In this special supplement, AJPH examines the impact of climate change on public health.

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Climate Change, Lemurs, Madagascar, Primatology, Extinct Species

Bamboozled! Climate Change Pushing Greater Bamboo Lemur Closer to the Brink of Extinction

Human disturbance of tropical rainforests in Madagascar including wildfires, burning and timber exploitation, have led to reduced rainfall and a longer dry season, further pushing the already critically endangered Greater Bamboo Lemur to the brink of extinction.

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ARM Climate Research Facility, Environment, Environmental science & technology, Atmospheric & climate research

Field of Meteorologists’ Dreams

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With more than 200 instruments, the Southern Great Plains (SGP) atmospheric observatory is the world’s largest and most extensive climate research facility. This year, the site celebrates 25 years of operations, helping scientists gain vital insights into the Earth’s cloud, aerosol and atmospheric processes.

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Conservation, Rio Earth

Investing in Conservation Pays Off, Study Finds

Governments and donors have spent billions of dollars since the 1992 Rio Earth Summit attempting to slow the pace of species extinctions around the world. Now, a new paper in Nature provides the first clear evidence that those efforts are working.

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Sustainability, Climate Change, Cost, Economy

Climate Change Costs Climbing, Yet Difficult to Predict

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Indian Monsoon, Florida State University, Vasu Misra, Climate

Researchers Introduce New Method For Monitoring Indian Summer Monsoon

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Researchers from Florida State University have created a tool for objectively defining the onset and demise of the Indian Summer Monsoon — a colossal weather system that affects billions of people annually.

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The Fate of Forage Fish on East Coast Lies With November Decision

A letter signed by 117 scientists makes the case for the importance of managing menhaden, the leading forage fish on the Northeast Atlantic Coast, with an ecosystem based approach. On November 13, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Menhaden Management Board will vote on whether to adopt this approach.

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California Wildfires, Ecosystems, Environment, habitat restoration, restoration ecology

Despite Devastation From Forest Fires, Ecosystems Rise From the Ashes

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Public Health, Environment, Ecology, Pollution, Toxicology, Cancer, Carcinogens, glyphosate, weed killer, Metabolism, Nutrition

Exposure to Glyphosate, Chemical Found in Weed Killers, Increased Over 23 Years

Analyzing samples from a prospective study, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers found that human exposure to glyphosate, a chemical widely found in weed killers, has increased approximately 500 percent since the introduction of genetically modified crops.







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