Ecosystems

Simple And Cheap: Nepal's Application Of Science And Common Sense
August 17, 2007 07:28 PM - Kunda Dixit, SciDevNet

Almost unnoticed, Nepal is developing simple and cheap technologies that make the best of local resources and don't damage the environment.

Australian Scientists Want Deep-Ocean Climate Early Warning Probes
August 17, 2007 05:01 PM - Reuters

Australian scientists want to string a vast array of probes across the oceans of the southern hemisphere to warn of changes in ocean circulation that may affect the global climate.

Illegal Wildlife Trade Grows In India - Crime Syndicates Blamed
August 17, 2007 03:28 PM - By Nita Bhalla, Reuters

India's illegal wildlife trade is growing with crime syndicates making millions of dollars from the killing, smuggling and selling of rare animals like tigers, the head of a wildlife watchdog said on Friday.

Oceana Approach Adopted to Protect Bering Sea From Destructive Bottom Trawling
August 17, 2007 02:44 PM - , Oceana

North Pacific Fishery Management Council protects important seafloor areas in the Bering Sea by freezing the footprint of bottom trawling

Oceana interceps a moroccan driftnetter fishing inside the Alboran island reserve
August 17, 2007 02:41 PM - , Oceana

The Kamalane was using a banned net measuring more than five kilometres in length in Spanish territorial waters, also protected by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fishing CONTACT/CONTACTO: Marta Madina (mmadina@oceana.org)

Brazil Gives Preliminary OK To Monsanto's GMO Corn
August 17, 2007 02:08 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

Brazil is one step closer to approving Monsantos controversial GMO corn for future use. Corn is the third most planted crop in the world and Brazil ranks third in the world based on harvested area. Critics and scientists worldwide emphasize that, while not required by law, genetically modified crops have never been tested for their impact on the environment or human health.

South Korea to Send Emergency Aid to Flood-Hit North
August 17, 2007 12:17 PM - Jack Jim, Reuters

South Korea will send emergency aid worth 7.1 billion won ($7.5 million) to impoverished North Korea, where floods have left hundreds dead or missing and made more than 300,000 homeless, a minister said on Friday.

States Petitioned on Ocean Acidification
August 17, 2007 06:57 AM - Dan Joling, Associated Press

A conservation organization has requested that Alaska and six other states add bodies of water to their list of impaired waterways: the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.

Scientists Track Climate-Driving Atlantic Current
August 17, 2007 06:53 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation -- also known as the conveyor belt -- was featured in the documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" and the disaster flick "The Day After Tomorrow" as a changeable force that could wreak havoc on the climate in Europe and North America if it slowed down.

NASA Images: New Temples And Ancient Vast Urban Development Surrounded Cambodia's Angkor
August 16, 2007 05:48 PM - By Tan Ee Lyn, Reuters

Archaeologists have published a new map showing an extensive ancient settlement surrounding Cambodia's Angkor Wat that supported large numbers of inhabitants before and after the famous temple was built.

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