DER SPIEGEL: Wasserbau im Balkan, article about the Balkan rivers
The German magazine DER SPIEGEL recently published an article about the Balkan rivers, referencing the open letter. Find the online version in English here: http://www.spiegel.de/international/eur ... 43318.html
The Spiegel article was then referenced by different media from all over the world: from the CBD (Convention on Biological Diversity) newsletter (see text below), to newspapers in Albania, Macedonia, Croatia, and even Iran (Tehran Times).
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CBD News Headlines - 17 January 2014
Climate change needs a new kind of scientist
CIFOR, 17 January 2014
Scientific discoveries of recent decades have generated a wealth of knowledge on forests and climate change spanning many different sectors and disciplines.
More: http://blog.cifor.org/21059/climate-cha ... tlHF7Cx7cs
Reading the Tea Leaves: Impact of Climate Change On World Favorite Drink
Science Daily, 17 January 2014
Jan. 16, 2014 - Climate change is reportedly affecting the cultivation of tea in China, with changes in temperatures and rainfall altering not only the taste, aroma, and potential health benefits of the popular beverage but also the lives of farmers who grow tea for a living.
More: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 084836.htm
INLAND WATERS BIODIVERSITY
Hydropower Struggle: Dams Threaten Europe's Last Wild Rivers
Spiegel (Germany), 17 January 2014
Europe's last remaining wild rivers flow through the Balkans, providing stunning scenery and habitat to myriad plants and animals. But hundreds of dam projects threaten to do irreparable harm to the region's unique biospheres -- to provide much needed electricity to the people who live there.
More: http://www.spiegel.de/international/eur ... 43318.html
MARINE AND COASTAL BIODIVERSITY
Study to test California's kelp forests for radioactive contamination
Los Angeles Times, 17 January 2014
The canopies of kelp undulating in the surges off the coast of California camouflage a complex ecosystem of sharks, rock fish, crabs, urchins and anemones that blossom like colorful flowers on the forest floor.
More: http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencen ... z2qb8ftclm
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