Roe deer may markedly alter forest nitrogen and phosphorus
Most forests in Europe are patchily distributed within
the agricultural landscape. Therefore, forest biogeochemistry in Europe
cannot be understood without considering the connectivity of nutrient
cycles between forest patches and fertilized cropland.
REpower to upgrade Blyth wind farm with UK's biggest
Plans to repower one of the UK's oldest wind farms
have taken a major step forward after REpower Systems secured a
contract to supply a giant 3.4MW turbine to the Blyth Harbour onshore
wind farm in Northumberland.
Sumatran elephant upgraded to critically endangered
The Sumatran elephant has been placed on the list of
critically endangered species after losing half of its population
in a single generation, prompting calls from conservation groups for
emergency measures to halt the destruction of its habitat.
U.N. sustainable development summit shifts from climate
Representatives from around the world gather in Rio
in June to try to hammer out goals for sustainable development at
a U.N. conference designed to avoid being tripped up by the intractable
issue of climate change.
Biodiversity in danger without swift action, MEPs say
With Europe facing a “silent crisis” of
biodiversity loss, MEPs are considering ways to strengthen protections
for habitats and species but are divided over how to compel EU national
governments to live up to their commitments.
Monsanto says won't sell GMO maize in France in 2012
U.S. biotech firm Monsanto said on Tuesday it does
not plan to sell its genetically modified maize MON810 in France this
year, nor after, even though the country's highest court overturned
a 3-year ban in November.
U.S. CO2 emissions to stay below 2005 levels as coal use shrinks
U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions will be 7 percent
lower than their 2005 level of nearly 6 billion metric tons in 2020
as coal's share of electricity production continues a steady descent
over the next two decades, according to new government data.
Countries opposing an EU law that charges airlines
for carbon emissions should consider seeking waivers by adopting
equivalent emission reduction measures, the EU's new ambassador
to India said yesterday (23 January).
Climatic warming-induced change in timings of 24
seasonal divisions in China since 1960
The Twenty-four Solar Terms are ancient Chinese terms
used for about 2000 years. They describe 24 stages or timings associated
with seasonal changes in phenology and agricultural activity throughout