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Fishermen, Communities Need More Than Healthy Fish Stocks

The Fishery Performance Indicators are the most comprehensive, global tool that considers social factors in addition to the usual biological measures when gauging a fishery's health. The new tool is described in a paper published May 6 in PLOS ONE.

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New Report: Forests Could Be the Trump Card in Efforts to End Global Hunger

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About one in nine people globally still suffer from hunger with the majority of the hungry living in Africa and Asia. The world’s forests have great potential to improve their nutrition and ensure their livelihoods. In fact, forests and forestry are essential to achieve food security as the limits of boosting agricultural production are becoming increasingly clear.

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A Model Approach for Sustainable Phosphorus Recovery From Wastewater

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A study in the Journal of Environmental Quality examined methods for recovering phosphorus from wastewater using mathematical modeling. . The study showed that a typical wastewater treatment plant could reclaim approximately 490 tons of phosphorus in the form of struvite each year.

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25th Year of GTR Begins with Revised Satellite Dataset

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Global Temperature Report: April 2015

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Sustainability Progress Should Precede Seafood Market Access, Researchers Urge

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A team of researchers from the University of California, Davis, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and other groups has focused its attention on fishery improvement projects (FIPs), which are designed to bring seafood from wild fisheries to the certified market, with only a promise of sustainability in the future. They conclude that FIPs need to be fine-tuned to ensure that fisheries are delivering on their promises.

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Citizen Science Helps Predict Risk of Emerging Infectious Disease

More than 1,600 trained volunteers helped expand the reach and accuracy of long-term geographical tracking to predict the spread of sudden oak death in California. Results showed that trained citizen scientists were as effective as professionals in data collection, whether or not they had a professional background in science.

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The Mysterious Case of the Disappearing Honey Bee: New Research Provides Clues About Decline

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New study shows poor nutrition for honey bee larvae leads to compromised pollination capabilities as adult bees; possible link to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)

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Trending Stories Report for 29 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: lung cancer surgery, childhood obesity, physics, imaging, nutrition, civil unrest in Baltimore, Nepal earthquake.

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Bigger Bang for Your Buck: Restoring Fish Habitat by Removing Barriers

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A new study from a multidisciplinary team, published April 27 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, describes a powerful new model to help decision makers maximize the cost-effectiveness of barrier removal projects that also restore migratory fish habitat.

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Aquatic Ecologist Says Dams Are Boxing in Fish — Indicators of Environmental Health — Causing Them to Disappear From Kansas

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Several species of fish — including the peppered chub and the plains minnow — were found to be severely declining in the Great Plains.