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Knowledge Base

The purpose of this knowledge base is to facilitate access to key CBD resources. This initial version has been created thanks to the support of Spain and is undergoing further development.
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#103046
2015-03-06

Mass fish deaths off Singapore coast spark concern

Last Sunday morning, Bryan Ang woke up onboard his floating fish farm on the Johor Strait between Malaysia and Singapore to find nearly all his stock had died.

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#103047
2015-03-06

Science 'squeezed out of primary schools'

Science is being squeezed out of English primary schools, with a third not providing the recommended two hours of teaching a week, research suggests.

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#103048
2015-03-06

With new policy, 3M drops controversial forestry certification label

3M has announced a new sustainability policy that will reduce the impact of its fiber-sourcing practices on forests and wildlife.

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#103049
2015-03-06

[Jeffrey D. Sachs] Open sustainable development

One year ago, I was in Brazil to launch the Brazilian chapter of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, an initiative of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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#103050
2015-03-06

Is Syria conflict a case study for climate change?

Science just served up a double coupon for the argumentative: A new study suggests that climate change is driving a Middle East conflict that brought the Islamic State to prominence..

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#103051
2015-03-06

The oddest crocodile of all?

One day, about 65 million years ago, the lights and the heating suddenly went out. A six mile-wide asteroid slammed into what is now Mexico, kicking up dense clouds of debris and triggering drastic climatic changes.

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#103052
2015-03-06

American circus will end elephant acts in response to public criticism

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is to phase out role of performing pachyderms in the "greatest show on earth" after acknowledging shift in public sentiment

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#103053
2015-03-06

Oceanographer Sylvia Earle: the world is holding its breath for Australia

Ahead of her appearance at Sydney’s All About Women, the scientist talks about changing attitudes to our oceans and to women in science

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#103054
2015-03-06

India, Egypt to cooperate in environment, climate change

CAIRO: Ahead of the UN climate conference in Paris later this year, India and Egypt have decided to form a 'joint working group' for "cooperation in environment and climate change".

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#103055
2015-03-06

Infrastructure boom threatens world's last wildernesses

Spread of new roads in developing nations is a greater danger than the dams, mines, oil well or cities they connect, as they open up untouched habitats to poachers, illegal loggers and land speculators, study says

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#103028
2015-03-05

Investing in disaster resilience vital for sustainable development – senior UN official

4 March 2015 – Reducing poverty, improving health and education for all, achieving of sustainable and equitable economic growth and protecting the health of our planet now depend on the management of disaster risks in the day-to-day decisions of governments, companies, investors, civil society o ...

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#103029
2015-03-05

Global flood toll to triple by 2030

The number of people affected by river flooding worldwide could nearly triple in the next 15 years, analysis shows.

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#103030
2015-03-05

Europe blazes trail against climate change

AS CHAOS from climate change ramps up in the coming decades, making floods, droughts and heatwaves commonplace, Europe will be ready. So says the European Environment Agency, which launched its five-year assessment of the state of Europe's environment in Copenhagen, Denmark, this week.

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#103031
2015-03-05

Where you live could mean 'greener' alternatives do more harm than good

Engineers propose a new 600-ton threshold that could indicate when switching to 'low carbon' alternatives may actually increase emissions.

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#103033
2015-03-05

Advancing multiple approaches for characterizing permafrost microbes in a changing climate

To better characterize the microbial activities in the thawing permafrost, scientists have reported on the application of multiple molecular technologies: "omics."

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#103034
2015-03-05

Full-annual-cycle models track migratory bird populations throughout the year

Many birds spend only a few months of the year in their breeding range before leaving to spend the winter in another region or even on another continent, and models that only make use of data from one season may not paint a complete picture.

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#103035
2015-03-05

Madagascar’s frog haven: rich, underexplored, threatened

Madagascar is a treasure trove of frogs. Located off the east coast of Africa, this large island nation has more than 500 species of frogs, many of which are found nowhere else in the world.

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#103036
2015-03-05

Can Indigenous and Wildlife Conservationists Work Together?

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 5 2015 (IPS) - Indigenous and wildlife conservationists have common goals and common adversaries, but seem to be struggling to find common ground in the fight for sustainable forests.

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#103037
2015-03-05

Opinion: Bridging the Gap – How the SDG Fund is Paving the Way for a Post-2015 Agenda

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 5 2015 (IPS) - The countdown has begun to September’s Summit on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with world leaders discussing the 17 goals and 169 targets proposed by the United Nations Open Working Group.

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#103038
2015-03-05

Warning on hot city nights as planet warms

As the globe warms and cities sprawl, hot city nights are likely to lead to more heat stress for humans than previously anticipated, say researchers.

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#103039
2015-03-05

Schorfheide-Chorin: from Nazi hunting ground to biodiversity hotspot

Nazi and East German political elites went to great lengths to preserve the Schorfheide as their hunting grounds for decades. This pays off today: The area has turned into one of the most biodiverse places in Europe.

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#103040
2015-03-05

Africa: Wildlife Crime Deters Sustainable Development, Threatens National Security, Deputy SG

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson's remarks, as delivered, to the General Assembly today during an informal meeting to commemorate World Wildlife Day, observed on 3 March

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#103041
2015-03-05

Why we need to think about implementing the Sustainable Development Goals

Enormous amounts of time and effort are going into getting agreement on a strategy for sustainable development this September.

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#103042
2015-03-05

Intergenerational report: climate change silence in 2015 a stark contrast to 2010

Five years ago the 2010 intergenerational report declared that “climate change is the largest and most significant challenge to Australia’s environment. If climate change is not addressed, the consequences for the economy, water availability and Australia’s unique environment will be severe.”

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#103043
2015-03-05

Biotechnology not panacea for food security – Report

With 65 percent of Africa’s labour workforce employed by agriculture coupled with aging farmers, climate change, drought and famine and the youth shunning agriculture, biotechnology may not be a panacea for food security in Africa but essential.

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