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19/11/2014
Jane Goodall is not only arguably the most famous conservationist who ever lived, but also the most well-known and respected female scientist on the planet today. Her path to reach that stature is as unlikely as it is inspiring. Told to ...   
8/11/2014
In a 19th-century farmhouse deep in northern Pennsylvania`s Bradford County, Nancy Baker is looking at family photos dating back four generations. One shows her grandfather with a team of horses on clear cut land. Another shows her ...   
1/11/2014
The study, which is one of the first to continually measure the fluctuations of both carbon and methane as they cycle through wetlands, appears in the journal by Global Change Biology. Worldwide, agricultural drainage of organic soils ...   
30/10/2014
Fifteen years years ago the villages around Abrha Weatsbha in northern Ethiopia were on the point of being abandoned. The hillsides were barren, the communities, plagued by floods and droughts, needed constant food aid, and the soil was being ...   
27/10/2014
Once routinely trapped and shot as varmints, their dams obliterated by dynamite and bulldozers, beavers are getting new respect these days. Across the West, they are being welcomed into the landscape as a defense against the withering effects of ...   
22/10/2014
Drought conditions in the Pacific Northwest aren’t letting up. In fact, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency forecasts that while there may be some improvement in Nevada and Arizona, the lack of rain will likely continue through the winter ...   
20/10/2014
If we’re to believe the biomass energy industry, the U.S. Forest Service and a chorus of politicians from both sides of the aisle, we can solve the energy crisis, cure climate change and eradicate wildfire by logging and chipping our national ...   
18/10/2014
A compost experiment that began seven years ago on a Marin County ranch has uncovered a disarmingly simple and benign way to remove carbon dioxide from the air, holding the potential to turn the vast rangeland of California and the world into a ...   
10/10/2014
Two years ago migrating monarch butterflies transformed the lush gardens of Cape May Point into a series of "giant orange snowglobes." That's how Mark Garland of the Monarch Monitoring Project describes the good monarch days, the kind of days ...   
20/9/2014
Thousands of researchers will descend on Boston this fall for an event billed as the world's largest gathering of synthetic biologists. The field is evolving so rapidly that even scientists working in it don't agree on a definition, but at its ...   
18/9/2014
The whitebark pine grows in the high, cold reaches of the Rocky and Sierra Mountains, and some individuals, wind-bent and tenacious, manage to thrive for more than a thousand years. Despite its hardiness, the species may not survive much ...   
9/9/2014
This small city on the Wasatch Front south of Salt Lake City seems an unlikely locale for what could turn out to be an important battle against climate change. But here, in a modest building housing the U.S. Forest Service’s Shrub Sciences ...   
30/8/2014
In the rich farmland of the San Joaquin Valley it's summertime , peak growing season for many crops. But every sunbaked, scorching day brings another test of water reserves in a region running on empty. The dearth of irrigation water ...   
14/8/2014
Long, heavy logging trucks, swaying with the weight of charred California pines, wind through the forest near Yosemite National Park, part of an effort to clean up from last year’s devastating wildfires even as new blazes break out this ...   
27/7/2014
Urgent action is required to improve the health of the world's limited soil resources and stop land degradation, so as to ensure that future generations have enough supplies of food, water, energy and raw materials, government representatives and ...   
8/7/2014
Smith Creek in southeastern Saskatchewan normally runs dry in July. Last week it hit an all-time high and the stream gauge that scientists have been monitoring for decades is now under water. So are countless homes and farms in ...   
30/6/2014
When Zhang Junwei’s uncle died in February 2012, he was only 50. In the three years that he had endured the cancer that killed him, surgeons had removed both his rectum and his bladder. “Perhaps he was better off dead,” said Zhang, reflecting on ...   
14/6/2014
OVER a billion people will watch. The 2014 Football World Cup Final on July 13 is likely to be the world’s most-watched television event in history.This impressively shows just how connected the world became, via the TV, or the Internet ...   
8/6/2014
In a stretch of marsh along the Altamaha River near Darien on Thursday, with 18-wheelers barreling by on nearby Interstate 95, researchers wove their way through a maze of narrow boardwalks to tend their new, long-term field ...   
4/6/2014
There is no scientific silver bullet that will save the world from the effects of climate change, a new study says. Over the past two years, a team of Canadian and American researchers has evaluated the potential for so-called ...   
31/5/2014
The world has lost almost half of its original forest cover, due largely to booming population growth and agricultural expansion. But even though these forests are gone, there is still a tremendous amount of underutilized and unproductive land ...   
18/5/2014
Vital climate adaptation projects in Africa are losing out to more lucrative energy investments in China and India, the head of the UN’s land degradation agency has warned. Monique Barbut, Executive Secretary of the UNCCD, says millions ...   
14/5/2014
The small town of Byron is one of the last rural outposts of the East Bay. While its neighbors in east Contra Costa County -- Brentwood, Oakley, and Antioch -- have grown rapidly over the years, Byron has more or less stayed the same. "By ...   
5/5/2014
A pair of nesting bald eagles watch night fall last month within sight of an oil pump in Weld County, the heart of Colorado's oil and gas boom. (Karl Gehring, The Denver Post) Colorado's intensifying oil and gas boom is taking a toll on ...   
1/5/2014
In the wake of the recent controversy in Nevada over rancher Cliven Bundy's illegal grazing of at least 900 cattle on a fragile swath of the Mojave desert, supporters of the rancher have pointed to claims that stocking cattle on desert lands can ...   

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