Monthly Archives: June 2015

Dilma disappoints w/ weak rainforest target

Mongabay: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff disappointed environmentalists with what they call weak commitments on reducing deforestation and supporting renewable energy. In a joint declaration […] Read the original post by miscellaneous

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Airport report on expansion of Heathrow or Gatwick fails settle debate after long delays

Independent: A three-year inquiry into airport capacity in the South East, which reports on 1 July, will fail to settle the crucial issue of whether […] Read the original post by miscellaneous

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Can pollution help trees fight infection?

ScienceDaily: Trees that can tolerate soil pollution are also better at defending themselves against pests and pathogens. “It looks like the very act of tolerating […] Read the original post by miscellaneous

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New study reveals mechanism regulating methane emissions in freshwater wetlands

ScienceDaily: Though they occupy a small fraction of Earth’s surface, freshwater wetlands are the largest natural source of methane going into the atmosphere. New research […] Read the original post by miscellaneous

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Yosemite forest fire example of possible things to come

ScienceDaily: Forest composition, ground cover and topography are the best predictors of forest fire severity in the Western U.S., according to Penn State physical geographers […] Read the original post by miscellaneous

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Major midwest flood risk underestimated by as much as five feet, study finds

ScienceDaily: As floodwaters surge along major rivers in the midwestern United States, a new study from Washington University in St. Louis suggests federal agencies are […] Read the original post by miscellaneous

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Beleaguered residents return to homes destroyed in Wash state wildfire

Reuters: Families whose homes were destroyed in a massive grassland wildfire in Washington state were allowed to return to their residences on Tuesday, as firefighters […] Read the original post by miscellaneous

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How buying in bulk actually wastes food

Grist: f you’re like me, you writhe in guilt-ridden anguish each time you forget to bring your canvas tote to the grocery store. But in […] Read the original post by miscellaneous

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US, China and Brazil Commit to New Climate Change Goals

Time: The United States, China and Brazil all made new commitments to combat climate change Tuesday, in advance of a landmark United Nations conference on […] Read the original post by miscellaneous

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Palm oil plantations used to ‘reforest’ parts of Brazil despite being wildlife deserts

Mongabay: It may not surprise you to hear that monocultures of oil palm (tree species of the Elaeis genus) do not support a great diversity […] Read the original post by miscellaneous

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