Monthly Archives: October 2015

Record fine imposed by US for timber flooring illegally logged from tiger habitat

A hardwood flooring company in the United States will pay more than $13 million in fines for importing timber from China that was illegally logged in eastern Russia‚Äôs white oak forests. The costs include $7.8 million in criminal fines and … Continue reading

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Diesel transport pollution destroys common scents that guide foraging bees

Diesel fumes from trucks, buses and cars may be overpowering half of the most common flower scents used by bees to find food, according to British scientists. Researchers from the University of Southampton and the University of Reading have found … Continue reading

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Climate change shrinks Arctic butterflies as summer temperatures warm

Danish researchers have found butterflies in Greenland are becoming smaller as warming summer temperatures affect their metabolism. Scientists at Aarhus University measured the wing length of around 4,500 butterflies collected between 1996 and 2013 at Zackenberg research station in the … Continue reading

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