17 Sep '12, 8pm

Urban sprawl could doom some biodiversity hotspots by 2030

Urban sprawl could doom some biodiversity hotspots by 2030

Wealthy consumption threatens species in developing countries (07/11/2012) Consumption in wealthy nations is imperiling biodiversity abroad, according to a new study in Nature that investigates the link between international trade and biodiversity decline. The study shows how threats to biodiversity and ecosystems, located primarily in developing countries, can be connected to consumer demand for goods in wealthier nations. Some of the major commodities include coffee, cocoa, soy, beef and palm oil. Fire risk to increase in the Amazon rainforest (06/20/2012) The risk of fire could increase across large parts of the Amazon rainforest due to increasing incident of drought, expansion of road networks, and rural outmigration, said a scientist speaking at the annual meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) in Bonito, Brazil. It's not just size tha...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0917-pnas-urbanization-hots...

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switchboard.nrdc.org 18 Sep '12, 12pm

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straitstimes.com 18 Sep '12, 6am

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EU ministers must acknowledge benefits of 2030 targets #energy #renewable #wind

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e360.yale.edu 19 Sep '12, 4pm

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Visiting the mud with the biodiversity class

Visiting the mud with the biodiversity class

otterman.wordpress.com 20 Sep '12, 10pm

One of the Teaching Assistants (TAs) dropped the binocular lens caps onto the mangrove during our recce of Sungei Buloh We...

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eea.europa.eu 19 Sep '12, 9am

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