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Chasing ice: glaciers in retreat

Telegraph: When the photographer James Balog reached Iceland’s Solheim Glacier in October 2005, he couldn’t believe his eyes. Continue reading

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Forests to feel climate change effect—damage could cost billions

PhysOrg: A new pan-European study suggests that the economic value of forests will decline between 14 % and 50 % due to climate change. If measures are not taken to change this, the damage could reach several hundred billion euros, say researchers led by the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) in Switzerland. Continue reading

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Forests to feel climate change effect—damage could cost billions

PhysOrg: A new pan-European study suggests that the economic value of forests will decline between 14 % and 50 % due to climate change. If measures are not taken to change this, the damage could reach several hundred billion euros, say researchers led by the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) in Switzerland. The study was presented in the journal Nature Climate Change Continue reading

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Tepid turnout for Peru rally against Newmont mine

Reuters: Weak turnout on Tuesday hobbled the latest in a string of protests to stop a $5 billion gold mine in the northern Peruvian region of Cajamarca and denounce the government’s ban on rallies against U.S.-based Newmont Mining Corp’s Conga project. Only several hundred people marched, local media reports said, and throngs of police, helped by 300 soldiers, patrolled the streets. Continue reading

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Climate Change And Evolution Of Cross River Gorillas

redOrbit: Two species of gorillas live in central equatorial Africa. Divergence between the Western gorillas (Gorilla gorilla) and Eastern Gorillas (G. beringei) began between 0.9 and 1.6 million years ago and now the two species live several hundred kilometres apart Continue reading

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