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Government transparency limited when it comes to America's conserved private lands

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:48:09 EDT ~ A new study examined why private-land conservation data is sometimes inaccessible and found that limited capacity within some federal agencies as well as laws prohibiting others from disclosing certain information are to blame. Find out more...

Predicting threats to rainforests: New approach

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:56:37 EDT ~ A new study highlights novel approaches to tackling deforestation. The team focused their research on Borneo, an island that has lost a staggering 30 percent of its forest since the 1970s and is among the most biodiverse and threatened on the planet. The loss of Bornean forests threatens species such as the orangutan, Sumatran rhino, and the Sunda clouded leopard; as well as emitting significant amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Find out more...

Effective restoration of aquatic ecosystems

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:03:28 EDT ~ Despite having increased human wellbeing in the past, intense modifications by multiple and interacting pressures have degraded ecosystems and the sustainability of their goods and services. For ecosystem restoration to deliver on multiple environmental and societal targets, the process of restoration must be redesigned to create a unified and scale-dependent approach that integrates natural and social sciences as well as the broader restoration community, say researchers. Find out more...

Transforming how complex marine data is synthesized

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:41:13 EDT ~ Scientists are transforming how complex marine data from the Ocean Health Index is synthesized, communicated and used for coastal management. Find out more...

Myanmar's extensive forests are declining rapidly due to political and economic change

Wed, 17 May 2017 14:36:20 EDT ~ The loss of intact forest cover in Myanmar has accelerated over the last decade, according to a new study. Find out more...

Monarch butterfles: The problem with herbicides

Wed, 17 May 2017 14:36:00 EDT ~ Monarch butterfly populations are shrinking. New research makes a strong case that the reasons for this decline go far beyond what's happening on the wintering grounds and addresses a current controversy about the primary causes of the specie's decline. Find out more...

Tea-time means leopard-time in India

Wed, 17 May 2017 12:05:51 EDT ~ A new study finds that leopards are abundant in tea-garden landscapes in north-eastern India, but that their mere presence does not lead to conflicts with people. Find out more...

'Trojan fish': Invasive rabbitfish spread invasive species

Wed, 17 May 2017 11:16:46 EDT ~ For some time, unicellular benthic organisms from the Indo-Pacific have been spreading in the Mediterranean. An international team of scientists has now found evidence that a possible path of invasion has been in the gut of fish. Find out more...

'Narco-deforestation' study links loss of Central American tropical forests to cocaine

Tue, 16 May 2017 14:33:58 EDT ~ Central American tropical forests are beginning to disappear at an alarming rate, threatening the livelihood of indigenous peoples there and endangering some of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in North America. The culprit? Cocaine. Find out more...

'Fathers do matter' for the wandering albatross

Tue, 16 May 2017 09:08:12 EDT ~ Biologists have been looking at the body mass of the wandering albatross. Variation in body mass distribution is expected to have consequences for the conversation of particular species. Find out more...