Climate change increase seawater acidity, scientists warn

2009 - 06 - 01
Climate change increase seawater acidity, scientists warn

Climate change increase the seawater acidity, and this could endanger the existence of numerous species living in the oceans, from clams to coral. Such seawater composition changes could be irreversible for millennia, states an appeal from academics from 70 countries.

This joint appeal was addressed by representatives of 70 national academic institutions to government delegations that are to discuss climate change in Bonn, Germany, until 12 June. The document calls on governments to step up …

Climate change increase seawater acidity, scientists warn
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A poacher killed a bear in the eastern part of the Czech Republic. For a trophy and food

2009 - 05 - 04
A poacher killed a bear in the eastern part of the Czech Republic. For a trophy and food

Bear in the Beskydy Mountains in the northeast part of the Czech Republic have long been victims to poachers. Years of suspicion by nature conservationists have now been confirmed by the discovered remains of an illegally hunted bear.

People found pieces of a brown bear’s body in a sack in a local river. The poachers who killed the rare and strictly protected beast walked away with meat, the pelt, skull, and claws. They threw away …

A poacher killed a bear in the eastern part of the Czech Republic. For a trophy and food
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The rivers in Central Europe are warming. As a result, trout are dying out

2009 - 03 - 24
The rivers in Central Europe are warming. As a result, trout are dying out

Fishermen in Central Europe are warning of the shrinking population of the river trout. The populations of this fish are significantly decreasing, especially in the lower parts of rivers. The fact that trout is disappearing from its rivers as a result of warming was confirmed by a recently published study by the World Wildlife Fund.

Trout needs very specific living conditions. The flow must be sufficiently rich in nutrients and its acidity must be at …

The rivers in Central Europe are warming. As a result, trout are dying out
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River regulation in Central Europe pushed away the endangered sand martin

2009 - 02 - 28
River regulation in Central Europe pushed away the endangered sand martin

River regulation in Central Europe pushes original inhabitants off their banks. An example is the endangered sand martin. They originally nested on river banks regularly deteriorated by spring floods. The birds would dig tunnels in the walls.

However, watercourse regulation gradually took away the birds’ natural nesting grounds. For example, numerous river banks were reinforced with concrete, and their straightening and deepening removed high river banks.

After the regulation of most of the watercourses, sand …

River regulation in Central Europe pushed away the endangered sand martin
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Europe is under attack by a slimy killer, warns the European Environment Agency

2009 - 01 - 09
Europe is under attack by a slimy killer, warns the European Environment Agency

The killer slug, which relentlessly attacks flowers, vegetables, and eats native slug species, is one of the major threats to Europe’s nature. This is stated in the report on the state of the environment in Europe “Signals 2009”, presented today in Prague by Director Jacqueline McGlade of the European Environment Agency (EEA).

Exotic animals, according to the study, are responsible for the decline of native European species. The invasion of exotic animals and plants into …

Europe is under attack by a slimy killer, warns the European Environment Agency
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