Second International Conference on Ecology, Ecosystems and Climate Change / ECOLOGY ’18

Second International Conference on Ecology, Ecosystems and Climate Change / ECOLOGY ’18 aims to understand how natural stocks are related to flows of ecosystem and how these linkages are likely to change in the future, given the environmental challenges of an increasing population, demand for housing and infrastructure, the need to feed a …

ECOHEALTH – In which Way Have We Disturbed Balance in Nature?

The occurrence of a type of pollution entails the disturbance of the natural balance in other parts of the ecosystem, affecting all human beings, since pollution does not know national and regional borders, nor racial, gender, and class differences. Despite the availability of a large amount of data and information, …

Dams Significantly Impact Global Carbon Cycle, New Study Finds

There are an estimated 84,000 dams in the U.S., blocking more than 17 percent of rivers in the nation. Dams are interrupting wildlife habitats, damaging the ecosystem and impacting the global climate cycle, according to a new study in Nature Communications. Researchers from the University of Waterloo and Université libre …

Director-General of UNESCO Receives WWF’s Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Award

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, last month presented the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) 2016 Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Award, for her contribution to conservation. The ceremony took place at Buckingham Palace in London. Yolanda Kakabadse, President of WWF, said that “Irina …

Barack Obama Bans Oil and Gas Drilling in Most of Arctic and Atlantic Oceans

Obama uses law that allows presidents to block sale of new offshore drilling and mining rights and makes it difficult for their successors to reverse decision. Barack Obama has permanently banned new oil and gas drilling in most US-owned waters in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, a last-ditch effort to …

Threat of wildfires expected to increase as global temperatures rise – UN

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has warned that wildfires could become more frequent and more destructive as global temperatures rise and drought conditions plague many regions of the world. “Last year was the hottest year on record and was above average for the number of reported …