Archive for May, 2016

The mouth of the Brito River where it empties into the Pacific Ocean, the proposed western terminus of the Nicaragua Grand Canal.

尼加拉瓜运河巨大的环境代价

早前的一个清晨,教师若热·洛佩兹和自己的一位朋友在尼加拉瓜布里托河一片风景如画的泻湖上垂钓,这里距太平洋不到一公里。在狭窄河道的一处拐弯,树木拱立、绿荫参天;树身上苔痕遍布、满眼鲜碧。他指着那里说:“吼猴、鳄鱼和鹦鹉都在这条河道上生活,如果这一切都消失了,我们会为此感到羞愧。”

Ocean acidification is an important consequence of humankind's release of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere from fossil fuel burning. It is widely thought that when excess atmospheric CO2 reacts with seawater it forms carbonic acid, which, in turn, “acidifies” the ocean, causing dramatic changes to ocean ecosystems. The Arctic Ocean is particularly sensitive to such changes.

Severe Arctic Ocean acidification via permafrost thawing and river runoff

Ocean acidification is an important consequence of humankind’s release of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere from fossil fuel burning. It is widely thought that when excess atmospheric CO2 reacts with seawater it forms carbonic acid, which, in turn, “acidifies” the ocean, causing dramatic changes to ocean ecosystems. The Arctic Ocean is particularly sensitive to […]

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Aantal gedode tijgers India nu al hoger dan in 2015

In India zijn nu al meer tijgers gedood door stropers dan in het hele vorige jaar. In de eerste vier maanden zijn 28 tijgers omgebracht. Drie meer dan in 2015…

A Toronto uranium company will displace many Selous Game Reserve residents

Look Who’s Nibbling Away at the World’s “Protected” Habitat

Over the past century, by Mascia’s calculation, downgrading and delisting events have affected an estimated 194,400 square miles of habitat in 57 countries. That’s an area larger than the state of California. According to a 2014 study, four countries that would otherwise already have met their CBD goals — Namibia, Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda — […]

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