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Better data needed to stop sixth mass extinction

To prevent a new mass extinction of the world's animal and plant life, we need to understand the threats to biodiversity, where they occur and how quickly change is happening. For this to happen, we need reliable and accessible ...

dateApr 21, 2016 in Ecology
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Combating climate change from the trenches

Land degradation is a serious cause for concern in sub-Saharan Africa where it affects more than two-thirds of its territory. The heavy reliance on an agriculture that is highly vulnerable to climate change, and the ever-increasing ...

dateApr 18, 2016 in Environment
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Seismic surveys could threaten endangered whales

Allowing underwater seismic surveys for oil and gas to be conducted off the U.S. Mid-Atlantic and Southeast coasts could pose a substantial threat to one of the world's most critically endangered whale species, a group of ...

dateApr 15, 2016 in Ecology
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Mapping software tracks threats to endangered species

Habitat mapping software and satellite imagery can help conservationists predict the movements of endangered species in remote or inaccessible regions and pinpoint areas where conservation efforts should be prioritized, a ...

dateApr 12, 2016 in Ecology
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