Protecting Coral Reefs in a Deteriorating Environment

2019-06-12T13:34:19-07:00June 12th, 2019|News|

Engineering, and MedicineSummary:A new report examines novel approaches for saving coral reefs imperiled by climate change, and how local decision-makers can assess the risks and benefits of intervention.

Source:National Academies of Sciences

From Science Daily

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190612141356.htm

Monkeys face climate change extinction threat

2019-06-12T13:31:46-07:00June 12th, 2019|News|

Monkeys living in South America are highly vulnerable to climate change and face an ‘elevated risk of extinction’, according to a new study.

Source:University of Stirling

From Science Daily

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190612093855.htm

Counter-intuitive Climate Change Solution

2019-05-29T13:01:02-07:00May 23rd, 2019|News|

Counter-intuitive Climate Change Solution

Profitable approach to cleaning the airA seemingly counterintuitive approach — converting one greenhouse gas into another — holds promise for returning the atmosphere to pre-industrial concentrations of methane, a powerful driver of global warming.

Source:Stanford University

From Science Daily

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190520115740.htm

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Want to understand the biodiversity crisis? Look at the trees in your backyard

2019-05-29T13:03:00-07:00May 23rd, 2019|News|

Real, visible and consequential ecological catastrophes are playing out all around us.

From the Washington Post Outlook page

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/05/23/want-understand-biodiversity-crisis-look-trees-your-back-yard/?utm_term=.479822d0acbe

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Reductions in PM over decade has improved health; ozone pollution remains little changed

2019-05-29T12:59:15-07:00May 23rd, 2019|News|

Fewer deaths and serious illnesses have occurred in the US over the past decade as a result of cleaner air, according to a new report focusing on the two most potent air pollutants: fine particle (PM2.5) and ground-level ozone (O3). However, these improvements are almost entirely due to reductions in PM2.5 pollution.Source:American Thoracic Society

From Science Daily

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190522141837.htm

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Social Media Data Reveal Benefits or Threats to Biodiversity by Visitors to Nature Locations

2019-05-29T12:52:40-07:00May 23rd, 2019|News|

Understanding how people use and experience important places for living nature is essential for effectively managing and monitoring human activities and conserving biodiversity.

From Environmental News Network

https://www.enn.com/articles/58112-social-media-data-reveal-benefits-or-threats-to-biodiversity-by-visitors-to-nature-locations

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The Gulf of California and Mexico Funders Is Now the Mexico Conservation Funders

2019-05-07T12:12:16-07:00May 7th, 2019|Mexico Conservation, News|

After 10 years of productive collaborations, the Gulf of California and Mexico Funders have revised their mission and goals in order to address the new opportunities and challenges of conservation work in Mexico.

The newly renamed Mexico Conservation Funders will continue working to foster a funding community committed to the conservation and resilience of ecosystems in Mexico, with a focus on coastal-marine biodiversity and natural systems, recognizing the critical linkages between land and sea and the potential synergies among national and local level initiatives.

The main goals of this group for the next few years are to:

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How microplastic particles are turning the oceans into plastic soup

2019-05-07T12:09:38-07:00May 7th, 2019|News|

The following excerpt is from Michiel Abbing’s book Plastic Soup: An Atlas of Ocean Pollution (Island Press, April 2019) and is reprinted with permission from the publisher.

“The amount of microplastics and nanoplastics have risen exponentially in a rela­tively short time. It may mean that it is already better to speak of a plastic broth rather than a plastic soup.”

From GreenBiz

https://www.greenbiz.com/article/how-microplastic-particles-are-turning-oceans-plastic-soup

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