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London heat boost underestimated

London's urban heat island effect, which keeps night-time temperatures in the capital warmer than in surrounding rural areas, may have been underestimated by up to 45 per cent.

Jul 14, 2014
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Urban heat—not a myth, and worst where it's wet

A new Yale-led study quantifies for the first time the primary causes of the "urban heat island" (UHI) effect, a common phenomenon that makes the world's urban areas significantly warmer than the surrounding ...

Jul 09, 2014
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Carnivorous water rat discovered in Indonesia

(Phys.org) —Jacob Esselstyn, curator of mammals at LSU's Museum of Natural Science, was part of a research team that discovered a carnivorous water rat in central Indonesia. The species was previously known only to local ...

Jun 18, 2014
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Obama to enlarge US marine sanctuary: report

President Barack Obama will on Tuesday announce plans to significantly expand a US sanctuary in the central Pacific Ocean in a move that could create the world's largest such protected area, the Washington ...

Jun 17, 2014
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Sea Shepherd battles to stop Faroes' dolphin 'grind'

Hundreds of Sea Shepherd activists are heading for the Faroe Islands for an unprecedented campaign against a traditional dolphin hunt that they call "an obsolete massacre," the conservation group said Friday.

Jun 13, 2014
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Pacific nations look to increase tuna fishing fees

Pacific island nations announced plans Thursday to dramatically increase the fees they charge tuna fishing boats for the right to enter their waters, saying it will boost revenue and help conservation efforts.

Jun 12, 2014
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