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Looking at 45 different news sources (including papers, online media, television, and new agencies), the researchers found that 54.4 percent misreported information about the whale shark, including some news media listing the whale shark as a mammal (it’s a fish, not a mammal) while others said it lived in deep, temperate oceans (not shallower, tropical ones).”


Read more:http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0709-hance-tcs-whaleshark-mistakes.html#ixzz20BVMtzOg

(via ehsyabas)

Written by t(e world’s leading conservation biologists

kelleblog:

“We die, and the world will be poorer for it.”

kelleblog:

“We die, and the world will be poorer for it.”

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The impending enrichment of Arctic countries would not compensate for the costs of runaway Arctic warming. Arctic species, habitats and quite possibly whole ecosystems would be lost. No Arctic country—not even Russia, which has a poor history of conservation—could contemplate wreaking such environmental havoc unilaterally. Yet all are happy to profit from it. That makes the Arctic a textbook illustration of the commons-despoiling tragedy that climate change is.
Cold Comfort, The Economist (Special Report: The Arctic)

The Economist article about the agreement reached at the much talked about Rio+20 summit

The Future of the Arctic?

dr3aming-digital:

 NADYA KULAGINA/REX FEATURES

These breathtaking images show a vast school of sardines in the Philippines. The magnificent spectacle, known as a ‘sardine run’ sees the silver fish swimming in formation to create a shimmering wall in their annual migration.We would swim into the shoal and lose track of reality not being able to tell which way was the sky or the seabed, explained Nadya. The shoal was so powerful it kept pulling us down and further off course. I was trying hard not to lose sense of direction.

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"Do we really think more international events, conferences and ever-expanding climate festivals of excess are going to solve the problem or provide new insights? We need to think and act differently – and starting at home and leading by example would perhaps add gravity to our otherwise unattractive message.”

The “unpalatable climate change basics”, and the need to lead by example.

Read more: http://conservationbytes.com/2012/06/19/whos-responsible-for-climate-change/

Declining biodiversity may be contributing to the rise of asthma, allergies, and other chronic inflammatory diseases among people living in cities worldwide, a Finnish study suggests. Emerging evidence indicates that commensal microbes inhabiting the skin, airway, and gut protect against inflammatory disorders. However, little is known about the environmental determinants of the microbiome. (Source)

Read the full journal article here. (Free access available.)

Why Lego & Ikea are building wind farms