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Good news for the Giant Panda!

Posted by External 23 days ago General — Due to a breeding boom over the past few years, giant pandas are making a strong recovery. Some experts argue that the species should be removed from the critically endangered list — but is it too soon?This comes as the International Union for the Conservation of Nature undertakes an official reassessment of the panda’s status. The Swiss-based organization uses a seven-point scale to ga Read More
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Good news for the Iberian lynx!

Posted by External 84 days ago General — WWF welcomes the 2015 Iberian lynx census released today by the government of Andalusia. The survey shows a significant increase in population with the Iberian lynx reaching the highest number since the species was found to be the most endangered cat in the world in 2002. The latest population figure of 404 individuals is up from the 327 recorded in 2014. The survey identified 120 breeding femal Read More
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Good news for the world's tiger populations!

Posted by External 85 days ago General — It’s estimated that there are as few as 3,200 tigers left in the wild — that’s nearly a 97 percent loss in wild tigers over just a century. However, scientists are now saying that we can double the world’s tiger population by 2022,  Read More
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Good news for the Sumatran rhino

Posted by External 98 days ago General — WWF researchers are celebrating the first live sighting of a Sumatran rhino in Kalimantan, the Indonesia part of Borneo, since it was thought to be extinct there. This is also the first physical contact with the species in the area for over 40 years and is a major milestone for rhino conservation in Indonesia. The female Sumatran rhino, which is estimated to be between four and five years old, w Read More
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News coverage of Fukushima disaster found lacking

Posted by External 111 days ago General — A new analysis finds that US news media coverage following the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan minimized health risks to the general population. Read More
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Warming climate is bad news for western US aquifers

Posted by External 131 days ago General — By 2050 climate change will increase the groundwater deficit even more for four economically important aquifers in the western U.S., reports a University of Arizona-led team of scientists.The new report is the first to integrate scientists' knowledge about groundwater in the U.S. West with scientific models that show how climate change will affect the region. Read More
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Long jumping earthquakes: Double dose of bad earthquake news

Posted by External 142 days ago General — A team of researchers has discovered that earthquake ruptures can jump much further than previously thought, a finding that could have severe implications on the Los Angeles area and other regions in the world. Read More
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'Dream of gold leads to government excavation in India' - Prof. Craig Jeffrey writes for the BBC News Magazine.

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'Good news' for Oxfordshire's economy

Posted by External 164 days ago General — Oxfordshire's economy is set to benefit from the expected demand for low carbon goods and services over coming decades, says a new report. The research was carried out by the ECI with Low Carbon Oxford, a network of organisations working towards a low carbon economy. 04/12/14 04 Dec 2014 - Read More
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Good news about restoring river ecosystems

Posted by External 177 days ago General — t is a commonly held belief that most ecosystems take about a lifetime to recover after damage is introduced by humans. However, researchers at Ohio State University are finding that initial recovery can be dramatic if the right conditions are present. The discovery was made while monitoring how dam removal impacted local species. The studies focus on the reintroduction of birds and salmon to Read More
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