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12/7/2014
It has achieved fame for being the world's greatest centre for botanical research, a place where the planet's rarest plant and tree species are preserved and studied. But now Kew Gardens, established more than 200 years ago, is set to become the ...   
12/7/2014
High in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, mustard plants slumber through the winter in snow-covered meadows. When spring finally reveals these hardy perennials, the plants reach for the sky, unveiling tiny pink or white flowers. This ...   
12/7/2014
Environmental group WWF has criticised the National Grid’s Future Energy Scenarios report because it “underestimates threat of coal”.The organisation states that the report assumes that most of the UK’s old and inefficient coal power ...   
11/7/2014
Mining the exotic metals used in modern electronics inflicts a lot of damage on the environment, especially by polluting the atmosphere with carbon dioxide. But overall, the global warming impact of metals is still dominated by the old-school ...   
11/7/2014
In the midst of growing concerns about dangerous dengue fever and other mosquito-borne illnesses, researchers have just completed phase three clinical testing of a dengue vaccine. Initial results are promising, giving professionals hope for the ...   
11/7/2014
Great ape populations are literally losing ground as the demand for vegetable oil threatens their Southeast Asian habitats, according to a new analysis. Forests in Southeast Asia are being converted into oil palm plantations to feed ...   
11/7/2014
This week several palm oil giants - Sime Darby Plantation, Musim Mas Group, Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad (KLK), IOI Group Corporation Bhd, Cargill and Asian Agri/APICAL - announced new environmental criteria for palm oil production. The companies, ...   
11/7/2014
Biologists from San Diego could help scientists understand how the burning of fossil fuels affects plants and help engineer ways to improve crops.Scientists at the University of California, San Diego, have published a paper in the journal ...   
11/7/2014
Kiribati's escape plan is a Fijian island. Rich people like to buy property on tropical islands for privacy on vacation. For the people of the nation Kiribati, whose government recently announced that it purchased land on a Fiji island ...   
10/7/2014
China has for the first time admitted that it permits trade in skins from captive tigers, participants and officials at a meeting of an international convention to protect endangered species have said. They say Chinese authorities had ...   
10/7/2014
Road construction, the promise of employment, and the conversion of forest to farmland – the effects of logging tropical forests are often not confined to the boundaries of the concessions, where, in the best case, a timber company has gained ...   
10/7/2014
Chimpanzees and other great apes are known for their intelligence: They can learn words, play with objects, and even seem to mourn the deaths of their friends. But just as for humans, cognitive abilities vary from one animal to the ...   
10/7/2014
The spectre of famine is haunting Nicaragua. The second poorest country in Latin America, and one of the 10 most vulnerable to climate change in the world, is facing a meteorological phenomenon that threatens its food ...   
10/7/2014
Trees absorb CO2 and trap carbon molecules, and countless are lost as forests are felled around the world. So why not plant as many as we can? A recent paper by Dr. Kate Parr and collaborators from the University of Liverpool suggests otherwise; ...   
10/7/2014
Every school kid learns about photosynthesis, but a new study shows the life-giving process in action for the first time. As published this week in the journal Nature, an international team of researchers has photographed photosynthesis ...   
10/7/2014
Indigenous crops are a testament to how a community may be nourished and sustained by locally sourced foods, without the help (or hurt) of processed products. Not only do indigenous crops provide much-needed nutrients and diet diversity, but they ...   
10/7/2014
The vexed question of whether intelligence is inherited from birth or acquired through education seems to have been answered – for chimpanzees at least. Scientists have found that being a smart primate is down to genes rather than ...   
10/7/2014
Scientists are using drones to survey endangered Hawaiian monk seals and other wildlife in Hawaii, officials said Tuesday. Next week, researchers will deploy a NASA Ikhana plane at the remote atolls of Nihoa, Necker and French Frigate ...   
10/7/2014
If you’re sneezing right now, the cause may be on the other side of the planet. In late June, winds began blowing what NASA describes as a “river of dust” from Africa across the Atlantic Ocean to North and South America. Because of ...   
10/7/2014
The selective logging and burning of trees carried out to clear land for farming in the Amazon rainforest releases 54 million tons of carbon into the atmosphere every year, according to a new study. While rainforests are invaluable ...   
9/7/2014
Reptiles whose gender depends on temperature must become more widespread to survive the effects of climate change, according to new research. Temperature of egg incubation decides gender in some reptile species, such as alligators and ...   
9/7/2014
Uganda's Kafu River, which is about 180 kilometers (110 miles) long, is part of a vast chimpanzee habitat that includes Budongo and Bugoma Forest Reserves, as well as several unofficial protected areas. However, this region is losing a ...   
9/7/2014
In what appears to be corruption in high places, the international body charged with protecting endangered species has turned a blind eye to massive illegal trade of endangered Great Apes. This was my distinct impression on reading the Great Apes ...   
8/7/2014
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) will not acquire companies that continue to destroy forests, according to a new procedure for association introduced by the Indonesian forestry giant. The procedure, developed after months of consultations with ...   
8/7/2014
The 48 least developed countries (LDCs), described as the poorest of the world`s poor, want to be an integral part of the U.N.`s post-2015 development agenda currently under discussion. An Open-ended Working Group (OWG), which will ...   

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