Ecology

10 years of Ciwem Environmental Photographer of the Year – in pictures
www.theguardian.com

From The Guardian, The Chartered Institution for Water and Environmental Management (Ciwem) Photographer of the Year competition was set up 10 years ago to chronicle human impact on the natural environment. Spectacular collection of environmental photographs.  These 2 kids are starving and alone.

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So you need to see the wounds to believe?
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Many, like President Trump, don’t believe in Climate Change. Well, it most certainly IS happening and it is making a major and growing change to the conditions on our planet. Most importantly, over and above the physical changes which are daily becoming more evident, it is the impact it will have on populations through food […]

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Plastic now Banned in New Delhi
futurism.com

Not a moment too soon, India has banned the use of plastic in its capital city, New Delhi.  Plastic is one of the world’s biggest pollutants. Humanity produces 78 million tons of plastic packaging. Of that number, 32 percent ends up in our waters — roughly the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic per minute. And according […]

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Fears Grow That Climate Conflicts Could Lead to War
skift.com

If you’re skiing at Europe’s resorts this month, enjoy it while it lasts. As much as 70 percent of Alpine snow could disappear by the end of the century as global warming increasingly cuts in on the annual ski season. That’s the conclusion of Swiss researchers in a paper relying on three-dimensional modeling to understand […]

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KDHE issues blue-green algae warning for four Kansas lake
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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) – Kansas health officials say four lakes in the state are under health warnings because of high levels of toxic blue-green algae blooms. In a news release, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment said the lakes under warning aren’t closed, but contact with the water can cause serious illness and should be avoided. […]

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Green boon: Fast-growing trees aid paper-making, help save forests
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Dehradun: They look like normal eucalyptus trees up to 65 feet tall with a trunk girth of about 19 cm and towering over their peers in an evaluation trial on the foothills of Himalayas here. They are hybrids, progenies of two high-growth species of eucalyptus parent trees. Welcome to the world of tree breeding at […]

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Earth ‘entering new extinction phase’ – US study – BBC News
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The Earth has entered a “new period of extinction”, a study by three US universities concludes, and humans could be among the first casualties.        

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Crop-based biofuels will take years to truly help the environment | Ars Technica
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The push for renewable energy has led to the generation of biofuels from cellulose-rich biomass, algae, and crops. Currently, crop-based biofuels are limited to those derived from agricultural products: corn, soybean, rapeseed, and surgarcane. An increase in the demand for crop-based biofuels will require either an increase in the amount of agricultural land or an increase in crop […]

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Common Hormone Used To Fatten Up Cows Is Contaminating The Environment | ThinkProgress
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Researchers have found that a commonly-used hormone persists in the environment longer and in higher concentrations than previously thought. Source: Common Hormone Used To Fatten Up Cows Is Contaminating The Environment | ThinkProgress

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