Environmental groups and others had criticized Gov. Brown's plans to protect the construction of California's high-speed rail network from injunctions.After encountering criticism from environmental groups, Gov.
Although temperature is an important driver of seasonal changes in photosynthetic physiology, photoperiod also regulates leaf activity. Climate change will extend growing seasons if temperature cues predominate, but photoperiod-controlled species will show limited responsiveness to warming.
by Hui-ping Zhu, Xin Xia, Hui-yun Xiang, Chuan-hua Yu, Yu-kai Du
Hoekstra and Mekonnen (1) offered a comprehensive assessment of global water use from the perspective of national production, consumption, and international trade. This study highlighted the often neglected fact that it is the demand for everyday goods and services that places the most pressure on the world’s freshwater systems.
Coccolithophores are an important component of the Earth system, and, as calcifiers, their possible susceptibility to ocean acidification is of major concern. Laboratory studies at enhanced pCO2 levels have produced divergent results without overall consensus.
Forest transitions (FT) have been observed in many developed countries and more recently in the developing world. However, our knowledge of FT from tropical regions is mostly derived from case studies from within a particular country, making it difficult to generalize findings across larger regions.
Lawyers and judges ponder paths for using the law to foster sustainable human advancement.
Should nations receive ratings on their environmental performance?
Aquifer overexploitation could significantly impact crop production in the United States because 60% of irrigation relies on groundwater. Groundwater depletion in the irrigated High Plains and California Central Valley accounts for ∼50% of groundwater depletion in the United States since 1900.
The Fukushima Dai-ichi release of radionuclides into ocean waters caused significant local and global concern regarding the spread of radioactive material. We report unequivocal evidence that Pacific bluefin tuna, Thunnus orientalis, transported Fukushima-derived radionuclides across the entire North Pacific Ocean.