Category Archives: Ecosystem Restoration

Deep-Sea Corals Record Dramatic Long-Term Shift in Pacific Ocean Ecosystem

Long-lived deep-sea corals preserve evidence of a major shift in the open Pacific Ocean ecosystem since around 1850, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz. The findings, published December 15 inNature, indicate that changes at the base of the marine food web observed in recent decades in the North…
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Endangered Florida Panther Found Shot Dead in Nature Reserve

An endangered Florida panther was found shot dead over the weekend, in the Big Cypress National Preserve, a (supposedly) protected area for wildlife. The death is significant as there are only 100 to 160 Florida panthers remaining, scientists estimate. The National Park Service is asking anybody with information to come forward. It's a crime to…
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Florida agency agrees high water in Everglades needs to be managed

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted unanimously Wednesday in Weston to push state and federal agencies to adopt a high-water emergency policy to protect plants and animals in the central Everglades. The panel backed the plan developed by commissioner Ron Bergeron — its Everglades point man — calling for time and depth limits…
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Injured sea turtle treated at Miami Seaquarium

A threatened sea turtle is being treated for a life-threatening gash to its shell after apparently being struck by a boat in South Florida, officials said Tuesday. A Miami homeowner spotted the lethargic, injured loggerhead turtle Monday in a canal that leads into Biscayne Bay, said Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Jorge Pino.…
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Amazon Deforestation Could Mean Droughts for Western U.S.

In research meant to highlight how the destruction of the Amazon rainforest could affect climate elsewhere, Princeton University-led researchers report that the total deforestation of the Amazon may significantly reduce rain and snowfall in the western United States, resulting in water and food shortages, and a greater risk of forest fires The researchers report in…
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