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The bottom line on sustainability

Climate change, pollution, dwindling natural resources, diminishing fresh water supplies… the list of problems we face as a species in the twenty-first century continues to grow. Many of the environmental problems are sadly ...

dateSep 25, 2014 in Environment
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Being sheepish about climate adaptation

For thousands of years, man has domesticated animals, selecting the best traits possible for survival. Now, livestock such as sheep offer an intriguing animal to examine adaptation to climate change, with a genetic legacy ...

dateSep 23, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Dutch unveil big plan to fight rising tides

The Netherlands on Tuesday unveiled a multi-billion-euro, multi-decade plan to counter the biggest environmental threat to the low-lying European nation: surging seawater caused by global climate change.

dateSep 16, 2014 in Environment
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Climate change and European forests

A recent study in the Journal of Environmental Management carried out by researchers at the European Forest Institute and their partners in the FP7 funded MOTIVE project (Models for Adaptive Forest Management) discusses how fo ...

dateSep 08, 2014 in Environment
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Frequent fire and drying climate threaten WA plants

Murdoch University fire ecology experts have warned that in Western Australia's drying climate, many of the plant species which contribute to the stunning wildflower displays north of Perth may need 50 per ...

dateSep 02, 2014 in Ecology
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