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New study warns limited carbon market puts 20 percent of tropical forest at risk
...ended to promote rainforest conservation to combat climate
change. A study published Tuesday in the Public ...n they store, contributing significantly to global climate
change. The HFLD countries contain 20 percent of Earths remaining tropical forest, including some of...
Tropical insects 'go the distance' to inform rainforest conservation
...rt. They also play an important role in our global climate
and provide aesthetic, recreational and medicinal benefits. For these reasons and others, it is critical that we understand how these forests generate and sustain their diversity and what we can do to help conserve them. The study included approxi...
Climate change and permafrost thaw alter greenhouse gas emissions in northern wetlands
...back of carbon exchange that actually fuels future climate
change. The loss of permafrost usually means the... communities will have to cope with this aspect of climate
change. What this means for ecosystems and humans residing in the North remains of the most pressing...
1 of deep ocean's most turbulent areas has big impact on climate
...st to Canada and on to Europe, and plays a crucial climate
role. Oceanographers are working hard to under...how processes in the ocean help to keep the Earths climate
stable, St. Laurent said. We are aware that the climate
is warming, but we dont yet fully understand...
Conventional plowing is 'skinning our agricultural fields'
...-win options in trying to forestall the effects of climate
Smithsonian scientists show differing patterns of rainforest biodiversity
...ites. But the opposite might apply on elevation or climate
gradient. There is still much to learn because collecting high intensity data is a very time-consuming process. We havent solved the conservation management question by any means, Miller said. He noted this kind of study needs to be replicated acr...
Carnegie Mellon's Peter Adams receives EPA research grant
...mental Protection Agency (EPA) to study how global climate
change and international pollution impact U.S. air...lly, the engineering researchers combined a global climate
model, a global atmospheric chemistry model, a regional meteorological model and a regional atmosphe...
What we can learn from the biggest extinction in the history of Earth
...use one geochemical index to try to understand how climate
did change during the end-Permian period. Two other students will examine coral reef structures. The Great Bank of Guizhou contains the fossilized reefs from just before and just after this extinction event. Undergraduate Mindi Summers hopes to des...
New technology reveals seal behavior
...and predict the availability of food under various climate
change scenarios. Dr. Mike Meredith, Head of the... fundamental in predicting how they may respond to climate
change and the consequent shifts in ocean circulation and ice dynamics. ...
Ecologists work to link kids with nature
...oing to make good decisions about personal health, climate
change, and land-use management, says Lowman. Kids need to touch flowers and know why some plants cant survive without pollinators such as bees. It also doesnt hurt to know the difference between a harmless king snake and a venomous coral snake! ...
Link between sunspots, rain helps predict disease in east Africa
...ble rhythms of sunspot peaks. "When you think of climate
troubles in Africa, it's usually about drought," Stager said. "You don't often think of the opposite situation. "Too much rain can create just as many problems."...
Indo-Pacific coral reefs disappearing more rapidly than expected
...ikely due in part to large-scale stressors such as climate
change. But for Bruno and Selig, one of the most s...s and implementing smart policies that will offset climate
change, Bruno said. We can also work on mitigating the effects of other stressors to corals includin...
AAAS analysis finds Congress would add billions to FY 2008 R&D investment
...re vital for environmental research, especially on climate
change, Koizumi said. Innovation and Competitiveness: Lawmakers approved President Bushs American Competitiveness Initiative (ACI), in some cases exceeding his funding requests to support physical sciences R&D at the National Science Foundation (NS...
...n, salinisation, water degradation, and changes in climate
due to altered water flows from land to atmosphere...Northern China as the most likely areas to undergo climate
change, driven by these altered continental vapor flows. Ellen Marie Douglas (University of Massac...
National Ecological Observatory Network featured at ESA/SER Joint International Conference
...s diseases; nitrogen deposition; continental-scale climate
change; agriculture and biofuels; ecohydrology; and climate
change effects through the water cycle (rain or snow, permafrost, runoff). The focus of NEON compl...
UC experts detail new standard for cleaner transportation fuels
...Earth's atmosphere and are a major cause of global climate
change. In California, transportation fuels accoun... contribute significantly to achieving Californias climate
change goals. Stabilizing the climate
will require major changes in the coming years, and the new ...
ESA mission highlighted at remote sensing conference
... improve prediction of natural disasters or global climate
change and provide tools to mitigate their consequ...circulation plays a crucial role in moderating the climate
by, for example, transporting heat from the Equator to the poles. Ocean salinity is therefore one of...
Presence of wolves allows aspen recovery in Yellowstone
..., the researchers said, appears to have no link to climate
or local terrain, since unbrowsed aspen in upland sites are growing just about as much as those in riparian zones. More details on this research and the findings can be found on the web at www.cof.orst.edu/cascades The issue of aspen decline in t...
Smithsonian Fragmentation Project threatened by Amazon Colonization Plan
...he long term for the purpose of stabilizing global climate
and for conserving biodiversity. The scientists emphasize that such Brazilian agencies as the Ministry for the Environment and IBAMA, the national environmental agency, have been helpful and sympathetic; but they have struggled to get the attention ...
Study sheds light on why humans walk on two legs
...ra some 8 to 10 million years ago, when changes in climate
may have increased the distance between food patches. That would have forced early hominids to travel longer distances on the ground and favored those who could cover more ground using less energy. "This isn't the complete answer," Sockol said. "Bu...
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