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Protecting Nature Through “Radical Collaboration”

Blog
Mar
2

For too long, the conservation movement has viewed development as something that must be stopped in order to protect nature. Conversely, businesses and governments have traditionally given too little thought to the value of nature.

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The Problems With Dams

News
Feb
27

Project to build world’s third-largest hydroelectric plant is suspended after failing to meet environmental requirements. Dams block sediments going to the ocean, which implies accelerated erosion.

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Alliance between the Arctic and Tropics

Inuit leaders seek common front against climate warming.

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Testing the Limits of Where Humans Can Live

News
Feb
22

Understanding what made residents stay and how they survived could inform how we adapt to modern vulnerabilities, including climate change.The findings also have implications for how we rebound from contemporary catastrophes, such as the Indonesian tsunami in 2004, hurricanes Katrina and Rita and last year’s earthquake in Haiti.

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50 million environmental refugees by 2020, experts say

These are people who can no longer gain a secure livelihood in their homelands because of drought, soil erosion, desertification, deforestation and other environmental problems, together with the associated problems of population pressures and profound poverty.

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Darwin’s Elevation Changes Theory Confirmed, Cape Verde

Blog
Feb
21

More recent geologic studies in Cape Verde have confirmed Darwin’s conclusions about elevation changes and that multiple geologic processes under the ocean floor have raised Cape Verde at varying rates over the past 6 million years.

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Global warming could spur toxic algae, bacteria in marine environment

News, Pollution
Feb
20

Unhealthy oceans impact not only human and animal health but also affect countries’ economies, said Lubchenco, noting that US coastal states are home to eight in 10 Americans and generated 83 percent of US GDP in 2007.

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Whole coastline of Namibia is designated a national park

News, Sand Mining
Feb
11

Namibia has become what is thought to be the first country to designate its entire coastline a national park. Namibia designates its entire 976-mile coastline a national park, consolidating several existing preserves into the 26.6 million-acre Namib-Skeleton Coast National Park.

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Geographer Recreates The Great Louisiana Hurricane of 1812

News
Feb
7

Nearly 200 years before Hurricane Katrina, a major storm hit the coast of Louisiana just west of New Orleans. Detailed information about past hurricanes is critical to provide a better understanding of hurricane formation and their tracks in the future.

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