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2017 was the second-worst year on record for tropical tree cover loss By Mikaela Weisse and Elizabeth Dow Goldman – World Resources institute – June 26, 2018 Last year was the second-worst on record for tropical tree cover loss, according … Continue reading

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Seaweed and Seagrass Buffer the Acidity of the Nearby Ocean By Rachel Nuwer – Hakai Magazine – February 15, 2018 Ocean acidification is already threatening marine life around the world, and conditions are only expected to worsen in the coming … Continue reading

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Slinging Sediment  By Evan Lubofsky – Hakai Magazine – February 7, 2018 Seagrass meadows take up less than 0.1 percent of the world’s oceans; nevertheless, they are considered a huge carbon sink. Seagrass draws carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Believe it or not, February 2nd is not just a day to celebrate whether or not Punxsutawney Phil actually sees his shadow or not -a- it also happens to be World Wetlands Day. … Continue reading

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Fenced Nature Preserves Have Benefits Beyond Their Boundaries By Robert Lawrence – Hakai Magazine – December 15, 2017 With few exceptions, New Zealand has been free of land mammals since it broke away from Australia and Antarctica 80 million years ago. … Continue reading

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Stopping the next wave of invasive species in Saskatchewan lakes By Costa Maragos – University of Regina – December 5, 2017 Invasive species continue to be a critical threat to freshwater ecosystems in Saskatchewan and across North America. But the species … Continue reading

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Legislative Overreach Aims to Thwart Salmon Recovery By Wendy McDermott – American Rivers – October 9, 2017 Time is running out for what were once the largest salmon and steelhead runs on the planet – the magnificent runs of the … Continue reading

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An unexpectedly happy—or at least nuanced—tale of invasion By Brandon Keim – Anthropocene Magazine – October 11, 2017 Within a few years of their escape in the early 1990s from farms off the coast of Germany, Pacific oysters established feral … Continue reading

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These dogs are helping to solve environmental problems By Isabelle Groc – Ensia – October 11, 2017 – Video It is still cool in the morning as Spots gets ready to start work. Calm and confident, the imposing 10-year old … Continue reading

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Tracking Little Turtles on the Prairie By Cara Byington – Cool Green Science – September 6, 2017 What do you do if you only have eight known Blanding’s turtles in the population you’re studying at Illinois’s Nachusa Grasslands Preserve? Well, … Continue reading

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