News tagged with human impact

Australia pushes for ocean 'fertilisation' ban

Australia said it was pushing for a ban Thursday of any commercial use of a pioneering technique to reduce the impacts of climate change by "fertilising" the world's oceans with iron, warning of significant ...

dateMay 16, 2013 in Environment
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Study tracks beef measles outbreak

A livestock feed supplement contaminated with human faeces is being blamed for an outbreak of parasite infection in a cattle feedlot in northwest NSW.

dateMar 07, 2013 in Other
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Sustainable cities must look beyond city limits

City leaders aspiring to transform their cities into models of sustainability must look beyond city limits and include in their calculation the global flow of goods and materials into their realm, argue researchers ...

dateOct 31, 2012 in Environment
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Extreme weather threatens rich ecosystems

Extreme weather such as hurricanes, torrential downpours and droughts will become more frequent in pace with global warming. Consequently, this increases the risk for species extinction, especially in bio diverse ecosystems ...

dateMar 30, 2012 in Ecology
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