Beautiful Nature in Kaleningrad ~
Oct28

Beautiful Nature in Kaleningrad ~

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Rise Of Border Security Fences Forces Reconsideration Of Wildlife Conservation Strategies In Eurasia
Jul02

Rise Of Border Security Fences Forces Reconsideration Of Wildlife Conservation Strategies In Eurasia

Between 25,000 and 30,000 kilometers of wire fences and walls surrounds the borders of many countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. This is killing wildlife that becomes entangled and acts as a barrier to wildlife movements, cutting species off from important seasonal habitats. The long-term consequences are a lower viability of wildlife populations, and a reduction in their ability to respond to climate change. This situation...

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Why a dose of nature is just what the doctor ordered
Jun28

Why a dose of nature is just what the doctor ordered

It’s true what they say: the great outdoors can actually make you healthier. People who visit parks for 30 minutes or more each week are less likely to have high blood pressure or poor mental health than those who don’t, according to new research. Recent research by the University of Queensland suggests people would benefit from having a minimum ‘dose of nature’. The lead researcher Dr Danielle Shanahan said...

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The limits of Nature’s tolerance
Jun11

The limits of Nature’s tolerance

Global warming, the greenhouse effect and the squandering of natural capital to meet the standards of production of a type of economic behavior that is increasingly aggressive in relation to nature, are issues that, today, occupy a certain position of prominence in the agenda of the main world leaders. Given these issues, however, there is a dilemma to be solved, since it has unbalanced Earth’s environment with real...

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Changing Weather Patterns Threaten Grassland Sparrows
Jun10

Changing Weather Patterns Threaten Grassland Sparrows

Two of North America’s declining grassland songbirds may be particularly vulnerable to altered weather patterns caused by climate change, according to new research in The Condor: Ornithological Applications. Extreme heat waves have been known to kill adult birds, and droughts can cause birds to abandon nests or skip breeding altogether. To learn what species might be at greatest risk, Jessica Gorzo of the University of...

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