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February 19, 2019

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February 19, 2019

The Prospects of American Strawberries

Feb. 15, 2019 — Researchers have embarked on an academic journey designed to generate an effective guideline essential for research, policy, and marketing strategies for the strawberry industry across the country, ... read more

Study Calls on Feds to Invest in Local Volunteer Disaster Response, Recovery Groups

Feb. 13, 2019 — Data from 2017 Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and California natural disasters highlights key collaboration gaps and better ways to save money, time and lives in future disasters. After 2017's ... read more

Feb. 11, 2019 — A new species of the Brazil-endemic small genus Mcvaughia described as part of a extended revision of this unique group. Mcvaughia is a genus of the plant family Malpighiaceae comprising just three ... read more

New Model Predicts How Ground Shipping Will Affect Future Human Health, Environment

Feb. 11, 2019 — The trucks and trains that transport goods across the United States emit gases and particles that threaten human health and the environment. A new project developed a new model that predicts through ... read more

Leaves Are Nature's Most Sophisticated Environment Sensors

Feb. 5, 2019 — New research confirms that leaves are nature's most sophisticated environment sensors. We can therefore use leaves to tell us about the management of the land they are growing in. The experiment ... read more

NW Forest Plan 25 Years Later: Wildfire Losses Up, Bird Populations Down

Feb. 4, 2019 — Twenty-five years into a 100-year federal strategy to protect older forests in the Pacific Northwest, forest losses to wildfire are up and declines in bird populations have not been reversed, new ... read more

Environmental Regulations May Have Unintended Consequences in Energy Production

Feb. 4, 2019 — Many countries have passed environmental laws to preserve natural ecosystems. Although the regulations seem to have improved preservation efforts, they may have had unintended consequences in energy ... read more

Scientists Strategize for Better Conservation Plans

Feb. 2, 2019 — Endangered and invasive species may be better managed in the future with new ... read more

Palm Oil Not the Only Driver of Forest Loss in Indonesia

Feb. 1, 2019 — Large-scale agriculture, primarily for growing oil palms, remains a major cause of deforestation in Indonesia but its impact has diminished in recent years as other natural and human causes emerge, a ... read more

Jan. 31, 2019 — Climate change is bad news for coral reefs around the world, with high ocean temperatures causing widespread bleaching events that weaken and kill corals. However, new research has found that corals ... read more

Transitioning Old Oil Rigs Into Permanent Reefs

Jan. 31, 2019 — Offshore oil platforms have an immense presence, physically, financially and environmentally. Some 6,000 rigs pump petroleum and natural gas worldwide. But as they extract hydrocarbons from deep ... read more

Achieving a Balance: Animal Welfare and Conservation

Jan. 31, 2019 — Animal care experts and veterinarians evaluate the balance between animal welfare and conservation needs for a number of rare species of native birds being raised in San Diego Zoo Global breeding ... read more

Jan. 31, 2019 — New research by the Threatened Species Recovery Hub has identified the top 100 Australian plant species at risk of extinction. Three quarters of Australia's threatened species are ... read more

New Study Sheds Light on Illegal Wildlife Trade in Hong Kong

Jan. 30, 2019 — A study focusing on the type and volume of seizures relating to illegal wildlife trade in Hong Kong over the last five years illustrates the city's central role in global wildlife trafficking ... read more

How to Send a Finch Extinct

Jan. 29, 2019 — An endangered Queensland bird is at risk of extinction because environmental legislation is failing to protect its habitat, according to a University of Queensland-led study. Researchers reviewed ... read more

China Not 'Walking the Walk' on Methane Emissions

Jan. 29, 2019 — In China, regulations to reduce methane emissions from coal mining took full effect in 2010 and required methane to be captured or to be converted into carbon dioxide. A team of researchers set out ... read more

Predicting Gentrification in Order to Prevent It

Jan. 29, 2019 — This first-of-its-kind study offers a new model to identify the U.S. neighborhoods most vulnerable to gentrification. The study reveals the factors with the greatest influence on gentrification and ... read more

Extreme Weather and Geopolitics Major Drivers of Increasing 'Food Shocks'

Jan. 28, 2019 — Global food production is suffering from an increasing number of 'food shocks,' with most caused by extreme weather and geopolitical crises. An international study looked at the incidence ... read more

Biosecurity Strategy Needed for China's Belt and Road Initiative

Jan. 24, 2019 — China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), launched five years ago, includes more than 120 countries, linked by six proposed land-based Economic Corridors between core cities and key ports along ... read more

Lower-Carbon Diets Aren't Just Good for the Planet, They're Also Healthier

Jan. 24, 2019 — Researchers have examined the carbon footprint of daily diets from a survey of more than 16,000 Americans. They found that the most climate-friendly diets were also the ... read more

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