On his blog “I see a change,” Nigerian Youth Development Expert Olumide Idowu presents the elements of sustainable development (source: olumideidowu.blog.com). Not all online courses provide all they promise you, … [Read full article]
Selective Logging May Provide Third Choice
A new study has shown that selective logging of tropical forests may be one of the few feasible options for conservation in the face of the huge financial incentives … [Read full article]
Five Principles — Occupy Cincinnati
The Occupy Revolution is clearly a force to be reckoned with in our culture. Even at this early stage, the battle lines are being drawn. Many cities are resisting this … [Read full article]
Joshua Tree Has Uncertain Future in Warming Climate
The Yucca brevifolia, better known as the Joshua tree, is looking at an uncertain future as the world continues to warm. New research by a U.S. Geological Survey ecologist shows that the Joshua tree will likely be eliminated from 90 percent of their current range within the next 60 to 90 years.
'Grolar' Bears & 'Narluga' Whales? – Arctic Warming May Promote Hybrid Animals [VIDEO]
In 2006, Arctic hunters shot and killed a strange-looking, white bear. It was strange because the bear had large patches of brown fur in its coat. Subsequent genetic analysis showed … [Read full article]
Saving Yasuni Forest, "Megadiversity" Hotspot, Faces Funding Challenge
Yasuni National Park, located 250 km inland along the Eastern most border of Ecuador, is a world record holder in biodiversity richness: The roughly 10,000 km² forest is home to … [Read full article]
Tree Species Greatly at Risk from Global Warming
New research conducted at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem show that many tree species may be unable to shift with the changing climates, and could face extinction if manmade intervention … [Read full article]
Earth is Twice as Dusty
According to a new study the amount of dust in the planet’s atmosphere has doubled over the last century, and unsurprisingly is affecting climate and ecology around the world. Led … [Read full article]
Googling for Extinction – Popular Algorithm Finds Food Webs' Critical Species
Two ecologist discover that by adapting Google’s Page Rank algorithm they were able to “reverse engineer” the collapse of food webs, and thus determining which species in a given web are most critical to the web’s existence.
How We Wrecked the Ocean – Ecologist Jeremy Jackson Spells It Out [VIDEO]
In this talk, Jackson continuously returns to the three major factors that are dramatically altering our oceans: over-fishing, pollution, and climate change. These factors, he notes, do not arise and operate in isolation, but rather, they feedback into each other and “synergize” to make for a major, impending, ecological disaster.
Carbon Disclosure Project: Green Data for the Eco-Investor
Since its inception in 2000, some 2500 companies from 60 countries have joined in on the Carbon Disclosure Project and begun reporting their estimated carbon emissions and other climate change related policies. This also provides a strong public relations incentive for said companies to set reduction targets and implement improvements such as stronger energy efficiency standards.
California Fires Not the Only Thing Hurting Communities in California
Communities of all sorts are being disturbed by the fires in California. As another result of climate change, bird communities are expected to see some big changes in other ways, … [Read full article]
Environmental Restoration May Not Be the Home Run It's Advertised As
[social_buttons] I remember the good old days, playing backyard baseball. Every now and then the perfect pitch would come, and, no matter how terribly I’d been hitting up to that … [Read full article]