Ecosystem effects of biodiversity loss could rival impacts of climate change, pollution

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Ecosystem effects of biodiversity loss rival climate change and pollution

Posted: 02 May 2012 03:47 PM PDT

Loss of biodiversity appears to affect ecosystems as much as climate change, pollution and other major forms of environmental stress, according to results of a new study.

Ecosystem effects of biodiversity loss could rival impacts of climate change, pollution

Posted: 02 May 2012 10:31 AM PDT

Loss of biodiversity appears to impact ecosystems as much as climate change, pollution and other major forms of environmental stress, according to a new study. There has been growing concern that the very high rates of modern extinctions — due to habitat loss, overharvesting and other human-caused environmental changes — could reduce nature’s ability to provide goods and services like food, clean water and a stable climate.

Rapid decline in US Earth observation capabilities

Posted: 02 May 2012 09:34 AM PDT

A new report says that budget shortfalls, cost-estimate growth, launch failures, and changes in mission design and scope have left US Earth observation systems in a more precarious position than they were five years ago.

Stream temperatures don’t parallel warming climate trend

Posted: 02 May 2012 09:34 AM PDT

A new analysis of streams in the western United States with long-term monitoring programs has found that despite a general increase in air temperatures over the past several decades, streams are not necessarily warming at the same rate.
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