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Rainforest protection akin to speed limit control

The destruction of the Brazilian rainforest has slowed significantly. With around 5000 square kilometers annually, the loss is now about 80% lower than in 2004. Led by the Center for Development Research (ZEF) at the Univer ...

dateApr 16, 2015 in Environment
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Dwindling bird populations in Fukushima

This is the time of year when birds come out and really spread their wings, but since a disastrous day just before spring's arrival four years ago, Japan's Fukushima province has not been friendly to the ...

dateApr 15, 2015 in Environment
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Cold snaps linger despite climate change

Keep a winter coat and mittens handy. A new climate analysis from scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Reading (UK) found that under climate warming, cold air outbreaks, ...

dateApr 15, 2015 in Environment
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Old commuting habits die hard

Convincing people to switch from driving their car to taking the bus to work isn't easy. But when the environmental charity group WWF announced that it would be moving its United Kingdom headquarters to another ...

dateApr 14, 2015 in Environment
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