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It take years for forests to rebound from drought

15/09/2015

According to a new study of drought impacts at forest sites worldwide, living trees took an average of 2 - 4 years to recover and resume normal growth rates after droughts ended, researchers report today in the journal Science.
Trophy hunting whether or not cause the loss of lions in Africa

15/09/2015

To save the lions, we should not obsess about trophy hunting, but tackle much more serious problems - like snaring and habitat fragmentation.
Effective conservation for humpback Whale in Australia

15/09/2015

Australia has one of the highest rates of animal species that face extinction, decline or negative impacts from human behavior in the world. However, over the last decade, there have been rare occurrences of animals that are rebounding and thriving. One example is the conservation success story of the recovery of the humpback whales that breed in both East and West Australian waters.
United States starts offshore wind power program

15/09/2015

The United States (US) has marked an energy milestone as construstion began on a pilot offshore wind program that will be used to test the economic feasibility of offshore wind energy. According to the Bureau of Energy, some four million megawatts of power lie in wait off the coasts and the shores of regions like the Great Lakes, where wind blusters far stronger than it does on land - and even a ...
Lesson for California on solving serious water shortages from Israel’s

15/09/2015

California is still counting up the damage from the 2014 drought, which resulted in more than $200 million in losses in the dairy and livestock industry and a staggering $810 million in crop production. And analysts are predicting this year to be even worse.
Future risks to seed species

15/09/2015

The first worldwide study of animals and the seeds they eat has overturned a long-held assumption - that large animals mainly eat large seeds.
Mangroves is helpful to sea level rise

15/09/2015

Mangrove forests could play a crucial role in protecting coastal areas from sea level rise caused by climate change, according to new research involving the University of Southampton.
The transfer of water from rain and snow

15/09/2015

More than a quarter of the rain and snow that falls on continents reaches the oceans as runoff. Now a new study helps show where the rest goes: two-thirds of the remaining water is released by plants, more than a quarter lands on leaves and evaporates and what’s left evaporates from soil and from lakes, rivers and streams.
Controlled burning increase some invasive grass

15/09/2015

Controlled burning is widely used to maintain biodiversity and enhance regeneration of important deciduous tree species such as oak and hickory, but a recent University of Illinois study found that this practice also increases the growth of an aggressive species of invasive grass.
Green Aviation up to New Heights

15/09/2015

This turns out to be quite a week for green aviation. First, an incredible milestone in the historic journey of the Solar Impulse as the fuel-free aircraft successfully completed a five-day crossing of the Pacific from Japan to Hawaii, the longest solo manned flight in history.
Global warming impacting bird populations in Hawai'i

15/09/2015

Hawai‘i, the name alone elicits images of rhythmic traditional dancing, breathtaking azure sea coasts and scenes of vibrant birds flitting through lush jungle canopy. Unfortunately, the future of many native Hawaiian birds looks grim as diseases carried by mosquitoes are due to expand into higher elevation safe zones.
The costs of air pollution has been estimated in France

15/09/2015

The French Senate has called for new efforts to tackle air pollution, arguing it inflates healthcare costs, reduces economic productivity and agricultural yields, and has put Paris in the EU's bad books.