20 Mar '12, 3pm

Green Blog: On Our Radar: Madagascar's Biodiversity: Researchers suggest that many rare species in Madagascar or...

Robin Hammond for The New York Times A gray bamboo lemur in Andasibe-Mantadia National Park in Madagascar. Why are so many species almost entirely limited to Madagascar? Scientists hypothesize that some animals arrived there on “floating islands” carried by ocean currents after plate tectonics separated Madagascar from Africa and other continents. [LiveScience] The government of Belize bans the harvesting and export of rosewood in response to widespread clearing of trees for the Asian market. The logging has been particularly controversial because much of the rosewood is located on land in southern Belize that courts say belongs to Maya villages, a judgment that the government is appealing. [Mongabay.com] The drilling method known as horizontal hydraulic fracturing affects air quality , particularly during the phase when the natural gas wells are being built, and can contr...

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On Our Radar: Madagascar's Biodiversity: Resear...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 20 Mar '12, 2pm

Robin Hammond for The New York Times A gray bamboo lemur in Andasibe-Mantadia National Park in Madagascar. Why are so many...

Green Blog: On Our Radar: Environmental Protest...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 19 Mar '12, 2pm

Operating a machine known as the Plastic-Eating Monster , a start-up company in Niagara Falls, N.Y. is melting milk jugs, ...

Why bees & biodiversity benefit from indigenous wildflowers

Why bees & biodiversity benefit from indigenous...

theecologist.org 20 Mar '12, 5pm

Many of the wildflower areas that provide food for pollinating insects (such as honeybees and butterflies) have shrunk ove...

Green Blog: On Our Radar: Obama's Energy Blitz:...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 21 Mar '12, 12pm

After taking heat over gasoline prices, President Obama plans to visit a photovoltaic plant in Nevada and oil fields in Ne...

On Our Radar: Environmental Protest in Moscow: ...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 19 Mar '12, 2pm

Operating a machine known as the Plastic-Eating Monster , a start-up company in Niagara Falls, N.Y. is melting milk jugs, ...

Researchers wrestle with how many deployments are too many:

Researchers wrestle with how many deployments a...

stripes.com 22 Mar '12, 1am

After nearly 11 years of war and hundreds of millions of dollars in research on the mental health of troops, the military ...

Green Blog: On Our Radar: A Very Warm March: Some farmers are planting early in hopes of a record crop, but the

Green Blog: On Our Radar: A Very Warm March: So...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 22 Mar '12, 1pm

Associated Press Mike Bergeron finishes planting a 308-acre field of spring wheat north of Fisher, Minn. He says it’s the ...

(SEAArch) New research suggests Madagascar seed...

Previous genetic research showed that, surprisingly, instead of coming from Africa, the people living on the island off th...

Green Blog: On Our Radar: The State of the Planet

green.blogs.nytimes.com 26 Mar '12, 1pm

Some 2,500 experts gather in London for a three-day conference on the state of the planet and on how global sustainability...