ecological change News

  • Cultivating Resilience in the Face of Ecological Change

    In the past decade, approximately 200–300 million people have been seriously affected by natural disasters or technological accidents each year—a staggering figure that is bound to only increase in the coming decades. It is becoming clear that a failure to make political systems pay attention to climate challenges might lead to massive population displacements. In State of the ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Ecological globalization

    Ecosystems are constantly exchanging materials through the movement of air in the atmosphere, the flow of water in rivers and the migration of animals across the landscape. People, however, have also established themselves as another major driver of connectivity among ecosystems. In the June 2008 Special Issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, titled “Continental-scale ecology in an ...

  • US Ecology Announces Senior Management Changes

    US Ecology, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: ECOL) today announced that the Company and James R. Baumgardner, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer agreed on October 25, 2012 that Mr. Baumgardner's employment with the Company will terminate. Baumgardner also resigned from the Board of Directors of the Company (the "Board"). "Our Board appreciates Jim's past efforts and ...


    By US Ecology, Inc.

  • Ecological Restoration: A Global Strategy for Mitigating Climate Change

    The Society for Ecological Restoration International (SER) issued a position statement on global climate change during its joint conference with the Ecological Society of America (ESA) “Ecological Restoration in a Changing World” held this week in San Jose, CA. The SER position statement has been endorsed by the ESA governing board. An estimated 4,500 people are participating in the meeting. ...

  • Xylem announces $617,000 contract for climate change monitoring and ecological forecasting in the Caribbean

    Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, announced today that it has been awarded a $617,000 contract from the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) for five marine monitoring buoys that will collect high-quality data for researchers studying climate change in the Caribbean Sea, including ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • Link discovered between extreme weather event and marine ecological change

    Plymouth scientists have discovered evidence of a direct link between extreme weather events associated with climate change and episodic changes to the ecological conditions and processes of the marine environment of the Western English Channel. These modifications could have significant implications on how our coastal seas function in the future and ultimately, on the goods and services provided ...


    By Plymouth Marine Laboratory

  • Environment: It`s the Ecology, Stupid

    Europe's largest environment conference – Green Week – will wade into the economic debate this year. Under the banner “Circular economy – saving resources, creating jobs” the 3000 participants will discuss how Europe must move from its current linear economic model towards a more circular one. Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik said: "Europe's ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Causes of ecological degradation in waterways

    Human activities can have a multitude of different effects on rivers and streams, and it is difficult to identify those that have the biggest impact on aquatic populations. A newly developed method for assessing ecological degradation in waterways helps deal with this problem and could provide crucial information for water managers charged with tackling the root causes of degradation. In the EU, ...

  • Managing Ecological Investment Risk

    PORTLAND, Oregon, August 13, 2007 (ENS) - There is one complex term to describe our future: limited biocapacity. The Earth's limited biocapacity is the greatest challenge we face as investors and as humans. We are already facing it, but the severity of its effects depends on where you live and how much money you have. The planet provides some amazing ecosystem services for our ...

  • Testing ecological toxicity in rivers

    Water quality in rivers is commonly classified according to its physical and chemical properties, but this may not fully describe its biological health. Polish researchers have tested a new method of water assessment, which looks at the toxicity to organisms of not just water, but also sediment and floodplain soil samples. This provides a more complete picture of a river's health and may help ...

  • Research and Markets: Freshwater Ecology. Edition No. 2. Aquatic Ecology

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/277dn8/freshwater) has announced the addition of Elsevier Science and Technology's new book "Freshwater Ecology. Edition No. 2. Aquatic Ecology" to their offering. The Second Edition of Freshwater Ecology is broad, up-to-date treatment of everything ...


  • World is facing an ecological ‘credit crunch’

    The world is heading for an ecological credit crunch as human demands on the world's natural resources reach nearly a third more than earth can sustain. That is the stark warning contained in the latest edition of WWF’s Living Planet Report, the leading statement of the planet’s health. It shows that species and wildlife continue to decline, and around 50 countries are slipping into a state of ...


    By WWF UK

  • Global Ecology Announces Development of Fertilizer Production Facilities

    Global Ecology Corporation (GEC), (OTCQB: GLEC) (PINKSHEETS: GLEC), announced today the signing of letters of intent with three towns in southern Alabama; Castleberry, Fort Deposit and White Hall, to develop waste remediation facilities for the production of natural fertilizer and soil additives. As an added benefit, the deployment of GEC's organic waste remediation technology will greatly reduce ...

  • Unconventional shale gas and oil: overview of ecological impacts

    Research findings on the wildlife and habitat impacts of unconventional shale gas and oil developments in the US have been collated in a new review. Its authors stress the importance of collecting data on local ecosystems before such developments begin, to allow changes in nature be tracked and aid on-going improvements to management. Unconventional shale oil and gas are already important sources ...

  • UBC `ecological footprint` creators honoured at Rio+20

    Two pioneering UBC researchers who developed the "ecological footprint" concept have won the prestigious Blue Planet Award for Sustainability, valued at nearly $645,000 CDN, at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil. The award, one of the world's premier environmental prizes, recognizes William Rees, a professor emeritus at the UBC School of Community and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Ecological design - the first step to a sustainable society?

    The European Environmental Bureau  and the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation have launched a report exploring opportunities for an EU approach to “ecodesign”, a concept that products and services should be safe for people and the environment as a fundamental element of a sustainable society. As scepticism about a voluntary approach to ecodesign grows even within the industry sector, the ...

  • Australian scientists may have solved an ecological riddle

    In a paper published this week in Nature, the authors – including Dr Ying Ping Wang from The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research – say that nitrogen fixation has long been recognised as an important process in controlling responses of many ecosystems – particularly boreal and temperate forests – to global environmental change. “However, there have been significant discrepancies ...

  • Ecological Overshoot Day: pressure on our planet

    It's the perfect storm – Financial markets are falling, our economy is slipping into a recession, according to a report from the Global Footprint Network, of which WWF is a member, we are going into 'debt' when it comes to our ecological resources as well. The annual Ecological Overshoot day shows the point at which we use more of the planet's resource that it can replenish. And because of our ...


    By WWF UK

  • Species and ecological communities get national protection in Australia

    Alpine habitat which provides a haven to threatened species and plays an important role supplying water to inland water resources as well as the worlds largest sea turtle will receive a greater level of protection under federal environment legislation, Environment Minister Peter Garrett said today. Mr Garrett today announced the addition of the ecological community, alpine Sphagnum bogs and ...


    By Australian Government

  • Ecology Project International Awarded $10,000 for Galapagos Conservation

    Non-profit Ecology Project International (EPI) received $10,000 from Sea World & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund for their Galapagos Island Ecology Program. The Galapagos Islands, located on the equator 600 miles west of Ecuador’s coast, are a World Heritage Site famous for their endemic flora and fauna. EPI’s program involves local Galapagos youth in hands-on science education ...

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