High Levels of Miticides and Agrochemicals in North American Apiaries: Implications for Honey Bee Health

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com%5D Christopher A. Mullin (Pennsylvania State University) and co-authors listed in the citation have published an interesting assesment of the effects of environmental contamination by agrochemicals on bees.  The abstract to this article reads: Recent declines in honey bees for crop pollination threaten fruit, nut, vegetable and seed production in the United States. A … Continue reading

Direct and Indirect Effects of Climate Change on a Prairie Plant Community

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Peter B. Adler(Utah State University), James Leiker(Kansas State University), and Jonathan M. Levine (University of California) have published a paper titled „Direct and Indirect Effects of Climate Change on a Prarie Plant Community.“  The abstract to their paper reads: Climate change directly affects species by altering their physical environment and indirectly affects species by … Continue reading

Testing the Hypothesis of Fire Use for Ecosystem Management by Neanderthal and Upper Palaeolithic Modern Human Populations

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] As a change of pace from looking at the effects of modern society on the ecosystems upon which we depend, we would like to highlight an article that addresses how our ancestors may have managed their environment.  Anne-Laure Daniau, Maria Fernanda Sánchez Goñi (Université Bordeaux 1) and Francesco d’Errico (Institute for Human Evolution, University … Continue reading

Hydrologic Response and Watershed Sensitivity to Climate Warming in California’s Sierra Nevada

A Water and Marine Sustainability Month Feature Article [tweetmeme http://www.URL.com%5D Sarah E. Null, Joshua H. Viers, Jeffrey F. Mount (University of California Davis) recently published an interesting analytical paper on watersheds in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains.  The abstract to their work: This study focuses on the differential hydrologic response of individual watersheds to climate warming … Continue reading

Common Implementation Strategy for the Water Framework Directive – River basin management in a changing climate

A Water and Marine Sustainability Month Feature Article [tweetmeme: http://www.URL.com%5D A recent technical report, highlighted as part of our Water and Marine Sustainability Month series of articles, focuses on sustainable river management and water security through the implementation of the Water Framework Directive.  The introduction to this publication reads: European freshwaters, transitional and marine waters … Continue reading

On Prerequisites for the Application of Sustainable Development Indicators in Urban Water Management

A Water and Marine Sustainability Month Feature Article [tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Ulrika Palme of the Department of Energy and Environment, Chalmers University of Technology has recently issued a paper focusing on the pre-requisites for successful urban water management.  A short abstract of the contents of this paper: Semi-structured interviews with 47 key actors were conducted in Swedish … Continue reading

Participation and Sustainable Management of Coastal Lagoon Ecosystems: The Case of the Fosu Lagoon in Ghana

A Water and Marine Sustainability Month Feature Article [tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Frederick A. Armah, David O. Yawson, Alex N.M. Pappoe  and Ernest K.A. Afrifa (University of Cape Coast) have published a paper titled “Participation and Sustainable Management of Coastal Lagoon Ecosystems: The Case of the Fosu Lagoon in Ghana.”  The abstract of this good analysis follows: Participation … Continue reading

Radioactivity in Oily Sludge and Produced Waste Water from Oil: Environmental Concerns and Potential Remedial Measures

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Avin E. Pillay (Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi), Fadhil M. Salih (Sultan Qaboos University) and Muthana I. Maleek (College of Science, University of Wasit) have completed a paper on a rarely focused on environmental impact of oil production – radioactive sludge contamination.  The abstract to their paper is: Produced water separated from oil is usually … Continue reading

Wildlife trade regulations in the European Union

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] A recent publication from the EU highlights steps being taken to regulate trade in wildlife to ensure not only the protection of the environment and sustainable management of wildlife resources, but also consumer safety.  The introduction to this good overview reads: As one of the most important consumer markets of wild animals and plants, … Continue reading

The case of innovation and the forest sector in Europe – Policy integration and coordination

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] As part of the COST 51 action, the EU has published a new ebook titled “Policy integration and coordination – The case of innovation and the forest sector in Europe,” which focuses on sustainable development of forest resources across seven policy fields in the European Union. The executive summary reads: The book “Policy Integration … Continue reading

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