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Photographs of beewolves who inhabit a backyard in the heart of Budapest, only a few steps from the back door, capture their fascinating lives and behaviours. A portrait of a peaceful miner and ruthless killer by by Milan Radisics.
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A leading international group has taken the giant panda off its endangered list thanks to decades of conservation efforts, but China's government discounted the move on Monday, saying it did not view the status of the country's beloved symbol as any less serious.
Submitted on September 5th 2016 by Splitfish
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Researchers discovered a new snake species in Madagascar and named it “ghost snake” for its pale grey coloration and elusiveness. They found the ghost snake on a recently opened path within the well-traveled Ankarana National Park in northern Madagascar in February 2014. They studied the snake’s physical characteristics and genetics, which verified that it is a new species.
Submitted on September 5th 2016 by TentativePrince
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When officials in Dorchester County, South Carolina, planned a weekend aerial spraying of pesticide, they were hoping to kill mosquitoes that might be carrying viruses like Zika. The pesticide probably exterminated plenty of the summertime nuisances, infected or not. But the spraying also left millions of honeybees dead because a government employee failed to notify a commercial beekeeper of the spraying schedule, according to the county administrator.
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U.S. companies that have expressed the most fervent public support for President Barack Obama’s environmental agenda are also funding its biggest enemies - the scores of U.S. lawmakers who are climate change skeptics and oppose regulation to combat it, according to a Reuters review of public records.
1. Conservative media bias is inflating American climate denial and polarization Added by spaceghoti on September 6th 2016.
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Climate change could render about half of today’s coffee-growing land unsuitable for production by 2050, according to a new report. Major coffee companies including Starbucks are taking steps to help the world's coffee farmers cope.
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A new study suggests life in the city diminishes the fertility of birds. A team of researchers from the Ludwig Maximilian University and the Max Planck Institute of Ornithology found birds living in urban settings produce fewer and smaller offspring than birds in rural settings. Scientists frequented 600 nest boxes of the great tit, Parus major, in the forest of Germany, as well as 156 nesting sites within the confines of Munich.
Submitted on September 4th 2016 by messi
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‘It kills everything’: conservationist warns over threat to other animals but regulators say ‘clear and public health crisis’ allows use of Naled chemical. Huddled around their hives, beekeepers around the south-eastern US fear a new threat to their livelihood: a fine mist beaded with neurotoxin, sprayed from the sky by officials at war with mosquitos that carry the Zika virus.
Submitted on September 5th 2016 by geoleo
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A deadly fungus is attacking frogs’ skin and wiping out hundreds of species worldwide. Can anyone help California's remaining mountain yellow-legged frogs? In a last-ditch effort, scientists are trying something new: build defenses against the fungus through a kind of frog “vaccine.”
Submitted on September 6th 2016 by rti9
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President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday formally joined a sweeping global agreement to cut greenhouse gases, moving the world toward a dramatic reduction in climate-warming emissions on a quicker time frame than previously imagined. The ratification of the accord by the world's two biggest polluters, announced shortly after Obama’s arrival here, jump-starts enactment of the landmark deal reached last year in Paris that commits virtually every country to lowering greenhouse gas emissions and slowing irreversible harm to the planet.
Submitted on September 3rd 2016 by Pfennig88
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The soaring temperature of the oceans is the “greatest hidden challenge of our generation” that is altering the make-up of marine species, shrinking fishing areas and starting to spread disease to humans, according to the most comprehensive analysis yet of ocean warming. The oceans have already sucked up an enormous amount of heat due to escalating greenhouse gas emissions, affecting marine species from microbes to whales, according to an International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) report involving the work of 80 scientists from a dozen countries.
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Shipping routes across the Arctic are going to open up significantly this century even with a best-case reduction in CO2 emissions, a new study suggests.
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For at least a few decades, Americans have been drilled in the superiority of tote bags. Reusable bags are good, we’re told, because they’re friendly for the environment. Disposable bags, on the other hand, are dangerous. Municipalities across the country have moved to restrict the consumption of plastic shopping bags to avoid waste. Many businesses have stopped offering plastic sacks, or provide them for a modest but punitive price. Bag-recycling programs have been introduced nationwide.
Submitted on September 4th 2016 by timex
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