News tagged with environmental threats

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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Butterflies switch lifestyles using hormones

Many habitats on Earth change dramatically with the seasons, profoundly affecting food availability, predation pressure and reproductive opportunities for animals living in these seasonal habitats. To survive and reproduce ...

dateAug 15, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Blueprint for reusing Europe's old industrial sites

In densely populated Europe, the effective use of all available land is essential for economic growth. In this context, so-called 'brownfields' - abandoned or underused industrial and commercial facilities - provide an opportunity ...

dateSep 20, 2013 in Environment
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Brazil to inventory Amazon rainforest trees

Brazil will undertake the massive task of cataloging the trees of the Amazon, in an effort to better monitor and protect the world's largest tropical forest, the environment ministry announced Friday.

dateJan 25, 2013 in Ecology
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