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Ecologist Special Report Part I: Governing Marine Protected Areas

Ecologist Special Report Part I: Governing Marine Protected Areas

Fisheries scientists have long challenged the ‘sloppy thinking' behind Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). These are too often called for, they argue, ‘on the basis of close to zero evidence', by people whose real concern is not to conserve marine habitats bu

today, 16:14 in Environment
 
Obama's clean energy legacy - how long can it last?

Obama's clean energy legacy - how long can it last?

In the closing days of President Obama's second term, he and leaders in the Executive Branch worked feverishly to articulate their views of the administration's legacy - and to cement that legacy as much as possible. Nowhere is this more evident than in

Friday, 17:39 in Environment
 
Neighbouring countries concerned about the risk of a Belgian Nuclear meltdown

Neighbouring countries concerned about the risk of a Belgian Nuclear meltdown

It's not the metaphorical political meltdown of Belgium that neighbouring governments fret about, but a nuclear meltdown. The Netherlands, Luxemburg and Germany have all asked Belgium's government to close its most risky reactors with immediate effect. T

Thursday, 13:45 in Environment
 
Time and money run out for nuclear revival

Time and money run out for nuclear revival

The prospects for expansion of the nuclear industry worldwide look worse in 2017 than at any time since the first atom stations were built in the 1950s. Toshiba, the giant Japanese company that owns the American reactor designer Westinghouse, is the late

17 January 2017 in Environment
 
Scientists highlight the critical role of birds in forest regeneration

Scientists highlight the critical role of birds in forest regeneration

Study results, published in the Journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences show that the understanding of animals and their physical traits is vital to saving tropical ecosystems. According to the research, understandi

16 January 2017 in Environment
 
Devon Wildlife Trust is crowdfunding for the reintroduction of beavers

Devon Wildlife Trust is crowdfunding for the reintroduction of beavers

After an absence of 400 years, beavers in Scotland have been formally recognised as a native species, and the same is hoped for the Devon beavers, with Devon Wildlife Trust and Rewilding Britain two of the campaigning organisations hoping the English bea

13 January 2017 in Environment
 
Krakow's bold step to curb electromagnetic pollution reflects growing evidence of harm

Krakow's bold step to curb electromagnetic pollution reflects growing evidence of harm

The first mayor of Kraków to be elected by popular ballot, law professor Jacek Majchrowski is tackling an environmental issue most governors avoid: the electromagnetic pollution in his city. Following work on air pollution, and in response to growing dem

12 January 2017 in Environment
 
Ecologist Special Report: Impending vote on the Canada trade deal which forced tar sands on Europe

Ecologist Special Report: Impending vote on the Canada trade deal which forced tar sands on Europe

Tomorrow  (January 12), British MEPs will be among those voting on whether CETA is bad news for the environment, public health and food safety - ahead of a final vote on the deal in February. Liam Fox bypassed parliamentary scrutiny to sign the UK up to

11 January 2017 in Environment
 
Ecologist Special Report: Critical vote looms on the Canada trade deal which forced tar sands on Europe

Ecologist Special Report: Critical vote looms on the Canada trade deal which forced tar sands on Europe

On Friday  (January 12), British MEPs will be among those voting on whether CETA is bad news for the environment, public health and food safety - ahead of a final vote on the deal in February. Liam Fox bypassed parliamentary scrutiny to sign the UK up to

11 January 2017 in Environment
 
Escaped GMO 'Triffid grass' defies eradication

Escaped GMO 'Triffid grass' defies eradication

After more than a decade of unsuccessful efforts to eradicate the genetically modified grass it created and allowed to escape, lawn and garden giant Scotts Miracle-Gro now wants to step back and shift the burden to Oregonians. The federal government is p

10 January 2017 in Environment
 


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