Monthly Archives: September 2015

Study reveals changing African climate is linked to lower birth weights

Climate change has been linked to low birth weight and higher risk of infant mortality across 19 African countries in a two year study by researchers at the University of Utah. A team led by geography professor Kathryn Grace examined … Continue reading

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Cayman Islands cruise dock will destroy endangered coral reefs, says report

More than 12 hectares of protected Caribbean coral reefs will be destroyed if a $150 million pier is built to accommodate large cruise ships at George Town in the Cayman Islands, according to a government report. How big an area … Continue reading

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Suburban lawns, shrubs and land clearing linked to frog sex ratio change

Lush green lawns and ornamental gardens are disrupting the endocrine systems of frogs, resulting in fewer male frogs in suburban ponds, according to research by Yale University ecologists. A study led by Max Lambert , a PhD student at the … Continue reading

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Study calls for global action to curb ocean noise pollution from oil and gas surveys

A group of marine scientists has called for new global laws to control and reduce high-decibel noise pollution from ocean seismic surveys for oil and gas exploration. In a paper published in the journal ¬†Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment … Continue reading

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