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Ecosystem responses to dam removal complex, but predictable

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:04:23 EST ~ In the United States, the removal of dams now outpaces the construction of new ones -- with more than 1,400 dams decommissioned since the 1970s -- and a new study suggests that the ecosystem effects of dam removal can be predicted. Find out more...

How to save a seabird

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:04:02 EST ~ A new study outlines more than a decade of success in reducing seabird bycatch in Alaska's longline fisheries, and where there's still room for improvement. Find out more...

Fishing and pollution regulations don't help corals cope with climate change

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:18:25 EST ~ A new study reports that protecting coral reefs from fishing and pollution does not help coral populations cope with climate change. The study also concludes that ocean warming is the primary cause of the global decline of reef-building corals and that the only effective solution is to immediately and drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Find out more...

What rising seas mean for local economies

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:13:23 EST ~ High-tide flooding resulting from climate change is already disrupting the economy of Annapolis, Md. As sea levels rise, the impacts are expected to get worse for coastal communities. Find out more...

Artificial intelligence to boost Earth system science

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:55:51 EST ~ A new study shows that artificial intelligence can substantially improve our understanding of the climate and the Earth system. Find out more...

Munitions at the bottom of the Baltic Sea

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 11:52:45 EST ~ The bottom of the Baltic Sea is home to large quantities of sunken munitions, a legacy of the Second World War -- and often very close to shore. Should we simply leave them where they are and accept the risk of their slowly releasing toxic substances, or should we instead remove them, and run the risk of their falling apart -- or even exploding? Find out more...

Climate change and infertility -- a ticking time bomb?

Thu, 31 Jan 2019 12:59:47 EST ~ Rising temperatures could make some species sterile and see them succumb to the effects of climate change earlier than currently thought, scientists warn. Find out more...

Endangered sharks being eaten in UK

Thu, 31 Jan 2019 08:42:35 EST ~ Endangered species of hammerhead and dogfish are among the sharks being sold as food in the UK, researchers have revealed. Find out more...

To solve pollinator health crisis, state governments are key

Wed, 30 Jan 2019 16:16:24 EST ~ For the first time, researchers have catalogued every pollinator protection policy enacted by state governments from 2000-2017. The resulting database of information allows everyone from legislators to the general public to study how state lawmakers have addressed the pollinator health crisis over time. Find out more...

How to send a finch extinct

Tue, 29 Jan 2019 14:05:56 EST ~ An endangered Queensland bird is at risk of extinction because environmental legislation is failing to protect its habitat, according to a University of Queensland-led study. Researchers reviewed Australian and Queensland laws that protect threatened and endangered species, in light of a more than 80 percent reduction in the distribution of the southern black-throated finch's population. Find out more...