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Mexico, US, Canada to work on Monarch butterflies

Mexico, the United States and Canada have agreed to form a working group on the conservation of Monarch butterflies, whose numbers fell to record lows this year at their wintering grounds in central Mexico.

dateFeb 20, 2014 in Ecology
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Australia endures sweltering 'angry summer'

Australia has endured another "angry summer" with more than 150 temperature records smashed, a new report said Monday, with a warning that heatwaves and sweltering conditions will only get worse.

dateMar 10, 2014 in Environment
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Climate impacts Lake Tahoe clarity and health

(Phys.org) -- Despite an extreme weather year, overall clarity at Lake Tahoe improved in 2011. Yet underlying trends portray a more complex picture of the Lake Tahoe ecosystem, according to the annual “Tahoe: ...

dateAug 10, 2012 in Environment
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Mitigating the impacts of extreme weather

Extreme weather events such as heavy rainfall, storms, floods or forest fires can considerably damage roads, railways, communication systems and power lines. Now, researchers within the EU-funded RAIN project—due to be ...

dateJan 09, 2015 in Environment
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Good tidings for coastal communities

The sea sustains life but also threatens it. An innovative design concept by Ed Barsley aims to contend with rising seawater by welcoming it into our coastal settlements.

dateOct 25, 2013 in Environment
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US roads, airports unready for extreme weather

(AP)—America's lifelines—its roads, airports, railways and transit systems—are getting hammered by extreme weather beyond what their builders imagined, leaving states and cities searching for ways to ...

dateNov 22, 2012 in Other
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