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Climate Change
Guardian (UK), 2014-10-31
We look at the data that underpins the forthcoming IPCC climate science report detailing humanity’s influence on the climate, global impacts and solutions
Spiegel (Germany), 2014-10-31
In the soft light of the chandeliers at Château Ausone, Alain Vauthier veers away from the issue at hand, taking flight into distant centuries, reaching for safe anecdotes, digressing into tales of the Wars of the Roses and racehorses, broken tractors and the bold adventures of his ancestors in Algeria.
Deutsche Welle, 2014-10-31
As climate change takes hold, the link between hot temperatures and human aggression could make for more crime and civil conflict. But we still need to understand why, says Stanford researcher Marshall Burke.
Cities and Biodiversity
UN News Centre, 2014-10-31
31 October 2014 – As the world's urban areas inevitably expand, growing both in size and in population, they will also need to transition into better planned and better managed environments or risk exacerbating negative trends, the United Nations warned today.
Forest Biodiversity
The Times (India), 2014-10-31
Bangalore: Here are some new insights into why leopards stray into human habitats regularly. A study taken up in the Bhadravati forest division of Shimoga district shows there are 44 leopards in the area: meaning as many as 11 leopards in a 100-sqkm area.
Invasive Alien Species
BBC News, 2014-10-31
Zoologists say a skin-eating fungus threatens salamanders and newts across Europe, and probably arrived on pet amphibians imported from Asia.
Protected Areas / In-Situ Conservation
New York Times, 2014-10-31
SYDNEY, Australia — International talks in Australia on establishing two marine reserve areas, each larger than Texas, in the waters around Antarctica ended in failure on Friday, with some delegates to the negotiations saying that China and Russia had resisted the proposals.
Science Daily, 2014-10-31
With only 90,000 breeding individuals sparsely distributed across 15 US states, the Swainson's warbler is a species of high conservation concern that, for decades, has left conservationists with little confidence that its populations would ever be fully secure.
African Brains, 2014-10-31
The African Development Bank (AfDB) participated to the Twelfth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP12) of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) that took place from October 6-17, 2014 in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. -


Climate Change
Inter Press Service News Agency, 2014-10-30
PASTURES, St. Vincent, Oct 29 2014 (IPS) - Glenda Williams has lived in the Pastures community in eastern St. Vincent all her life. She’s seen the area flooded by storms on multiple occasions.
BBC News, 2014-10-30
Scientists and officials are meeting in Denmark to edit what's been termed the "most important document" on climate change.
Biosafety and Biotechnology
Telegraph (UK), 2014-10-30
The consequences of GM are more about politics than science
Cities and Biodiversity
Science Daily, 2014-10-30
Unable to fly, nestling birds depend on their parents for both food and protection: vocal communication between parents and offspring helps young birds to determine when they should beg for food and when they should crouch in the nest to avoid a predator seeking an easy meal.
Forest Biodiversity
Mongabay.com, 2014-10-30
Parts of the Amazon rainforest are getting considerably less rain, leading trees to absorb less carbon, finds a study published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Yale Environment 360, 2014-10-30
After decades of sobering news, a prominent conservationist says he is finally finding reason to be optimistic about the future of tropical forests. Consumer pressure on international corporations and new monitoring technology, he says, are helping turn the tide in efforts to save forests from Brazil to Indonesia.
Global Taxonomy Initiative
Guardian (UK), 2014-10-30
Cape Melville rainbow skink and Cape Melville bar-lipped skink bring the tally of species unknown to science that have been found in small, remote area to eight
Invasive Alien Species
United Press International (UPI), 2014-10-30
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Invasive species don't just come from the animal kingdom; plants and fungi can also arrive from abroad, wreaking havoc on native ecosystems. That is what's happening in Europe, where a new type of chytrid fungus, original to Southeast Asia, is threatening
Marine and Coastal Biodiversity
Guardian (UK), 2014-10-30
Inadequate controls and monitoring off Italian coast could lead to collapse of swordfish population in next three years, warn conservationists
Migratory Species
Mongabay.com, 2014-10-30
Catching older fish may impact a school's ability to migrate from spawning grounds to feeding areas, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.
Protected Areas / In-Situ Conservation
Mongabay.com, 2014-10-30
A few weeks ago, a remote aboriginal community in western Australia made headlines when it completed the establishment of an Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) containing over 4.2 million hectares of desert and grassland.
Sustainable Development / Millenium Development Goals
Now that the high-level meetings have concluded, and the echoing of motorcade sirens has faded from the canyons of Manhattan's East Side, it is time for the international community to roll up its sleeves and get to the business of deciding the world's new development agenda, known as the Post-2015 Agenda, the successor to the Millennium Development Goals which expire at the end of next year.
BBC News, 2014-10-30
Australian scientists say they have successfully tested a vaccine aimed at protecting wild koalas from chlamydia.
allAfrica.com, 2014-10-30
Synthetic food has long been the subject of speculative fiction, from Charlie Chaplin's "The Great Dictator" where poor quality artificial food spawned dissent, to Kurt Vonnegut's "Breakfast of Champions" where food was manufactured from coal and petroleum because fossil fuels had trashed global ecosystems.


Climate Change
Scientific American, 2014-10-29
Continuing to pump greenhouse gases into the atmosphere will trigger "severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people, species and 27 ecosystems," concludes a landmark draft U.N. science report expected to be approved this week.
Agriculture and Biodiversity
BBC News, 2014-10-29
About 2,000 hectares of fertile land are lost each day due to damage caused by salt, according to a UN analysis.
Biosafety and Biotechnology
Inter Press Service News Agency, 2014-10-29
for a series of permitting and regulatory failures around a pioneering attempt to create genetically modified salmon.
Business and Biodiversity
Mongabay.com, 2014-10-29
Agribusiness giant Bunge has joined the growing ranks of companies that have established zero deforestation policies for their palm oil supply chains.
Endangered Species
United Press International (UPI), 2014-10-29
"The African lion -- a symbol of majesty, courage and strength since earliest times -- faces serious and continuing threats to its survival," said U.S Fish and Wildlife Director Dan Ashe.
Forest Biodiversity
Science Daily, 2014-10-29
Variation in antibiotic-producing microbes in tropical forest soils has been discovered by scientists, who not that this research represents a step toward better understanding of the role they play in diversity.
Global Taxonomy Initiative
Wildlife Extra, 2014-10-29
A recent study revealed that 27 new vertebrate species have been found in the forests of Tanzania’s Eastern Arc Mountains.

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