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Scientists demonstrate that a key organism in the ocean's food web will start reproducing at high speed as carbon dioxide levels rise, with no way to stop when nutrients become scarce. Colony of Trichodesmium bacteria. Photo : Eric Webb- University of Southern California. Imagine being in a car with the...
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A new European Marine Board paper calls for major progress in deep-sea research to underpin future management and exploitation of living and non-living deep-sea resources. A multi-disciplinary group of European researchers spanning natural science, socio-economics and law have joined forces to assess the current landscape of deep-sea research and investment...
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Photo credit: Xavier Fargas/iStock/Thinkstock. Collisions with wind turbines kill about 100 golden eagles a year in some locations, but a new study that maps both potential wind-power sites and nesting patterns of the birds reveals sweet spots, where potential for wind power is greatest with a lower threat to nesting...
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A team of European researchers have developed a model to simulate the impact of tsunamis generated by earthquakes and applied it to the Eastern Mediterranean. The results show how tsunami waves could hit and inundate coastal areas in southern Italy and Greece. The study is published today (27 August) in...
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Pope Francis. Credit: Aleteia Image Department. A new national survey conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and researchers at Yale University found that fewer than 1 in 3 Americans, and 40 percent of Catholics, are aware of Pope Francis's efforts to publicize global warming as a...
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September 1st and it's back to business after the summer season as people return to work or school. And everyone's talking about issues that really matter to us here in the Balkans, regardless of our chosen occupation. For example, where are interest rates headed so that we can make plans? Will there be greater access to conventional as well as lesser known sources of capital for the private sector that is an engine for employment and our economic growth? Is our Balkan banking system safe and reliable in spite of the challenges currently experienced by the Greek banks – which also have Greek-owned subsidiaries across several Balkan countries? ... To read the entire article, please visit the following link.
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Longer, less frequent climate fluctuations may be contributing to abrupt and unexplained ecosystem shifts in the North Pacific, according to a study by the University of Exeter. Sunset on Gulf of Alaska Coast. Photo by: By Erin McKittrick, Bretwood Higman, Ground Truth Trekking. Longer, less frequent climate fluctuations may be...
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A juvenile winter flounder. Credit: Dave Bailey. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire are turning to an unusual source --otoliths, the inner ear bones of fish -- to identify the nursery grounds of winter flounder, the protected estuaries where the potato chip-sized juveniles grow to adolesence. The research, recently...
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MIT study finds phytoplankton are extremely sensitive to changing levels of desert dust. A sandstorm over the Sahara desert in Africa seen by European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst from the International Space Station. Each spring, powerful dust storms in the deserts of Mongolia and northern China send thick clouds...
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UCSB researcher studying potential cumulative technological culture among New Caledonian crows finds strong evidence of social learning. A New Caledonian crow in the wild uses a twig to dig for grubs. Credit: Jolyon Troscianko. Among our greatest achievements as humans, some might say, is our cumulative technological culture -- the...
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Constantine Alexander, who is Executive Chairman of the Balkan Economic Forum, began his investment banking career in California as a Merrill Lynch Financial Consultant and thereafter became Managing Director of H. J. Meyers & Co. Inc., Member of the New York Stock Exchange, until 1991 when he returned to his native Europe where he served as a consultant to the Commission of the European Union in Brussels, Belgium. Thereafter, he served as an economic development consultant to members of the European agricultural industry as well as Hellenic Municipalities. His civic activities include community service as Founder and Director of the Council of European-American Chambers of Commerce; President of the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce in California; Board of Directors Member of the Los Angeles Axios Foundation; and Co-Founder and Advisory Committee Member of the Los Angeles Rainbow PUSH Coalition. In 2013, he was selected as a member of Vice President Al Gore's Climate Reality Project Leadership Corps. His articles and photographs have been published in nine countries, and he has been interviewed by television and radio journalists from six countries. His conference speaking engagements include those organized by the European Commission, UNEP, Mugla University and the Mugla Chamber of Commerce in Turkey, Washington State University and the National Administration School in Greece. Constantine is a citizen of Greece and the United States.

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The Tilos Park Association received the 2009 European Nature Heritage Fund Award for Environmental Excellence, previous recipients of which include His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Mikhail Gorbachev and Nelson Mandela. In 2007, as a result of exemplary environmental management of an EU Special Protection Area, Constantine Alexander was appointed by the European Commission as a Goodwill Natura 2000 Ambassador for the EU Natura 2000 Networking Programme representing the EU’s 27,221 Natura sites that cover nearly one fifth of the EU territorial landmass.
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Allan Savory tells us that increasing livestock can reduce desertification and reverse climate change – but where is the scientific evidence

Scotland announces 30 new marine protected areas
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Tranche of sites doubles the size of Scottish marine reserves, covering cliffs in Caithness and deep ocean seabeds