Climate is closely related to agriculture, scientists warn

2009 - 04 - 14
Climate is closely related to agriculture, scientists warn

According to experts, reducing greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture could significantly mitigate climate change. Therefore, they recommend that global warming negotiations focus on it.

If climate change talks are to lead to a meaningful outcome (in terms of emission reductions and adaptation to global warming), the agriculture sector must not be overlooked, says the main conclusion of a study by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

It is already clear today that global warming …

Climate is closely related to agriculture, scientists warn
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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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European climate package – an inadequate step on the road to saving the planet

2008 - 12 - 12

With surprising speed, EU countries agreed at their summit in Brussels yesterday on a plan for reducing the continent’s greenhouse gas emissions. EU Member States made a commitment to reduce their CO2 emissions by 20 percent by 2020. By that time, 20 percent of energy should come from renewable resources.

However, industrial and energy companies managed to take the teeth out of the mitigation measures, so the path to reducing greenhouse gas emissions will be …

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