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#98630
2014-04-22

IPCC Chair: Delaying Climate Action Raises the Risks and Costs

The world has two basic tracks for keeping greenhouse gas emissions from rising dangerously high: take steady action now to taper off emissions, or allow emissions to increase over the next 10 to 20 years and then bring them down sharply, the head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ...

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#98631
2014-04-22

Biodiversity Survives Extinctions for Now

A meta-analysis of ecosystems finds that species losses in any given place do not yet translate to large changes in the number of different species in that place.

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#98632
2014-04-22

Malta criticised for mass shooting of migratory birds

A leading British naturalist has accused the Maltese authorities of failing to prevent large-scale illegal shooting of migratory birds by hunters.

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#98633
2014-04-22

EU hatches legal plan to fight invasive species

Whether it's the aggressive Asian hornets that have colonised France or the ravenous slugs slithering across Sweden, invasive species are a growing problem in Europe. New legislation agreed upon last week aims to step up the fight against the aliens.

News Headlines
#98634
2014-04-22

Future heat waves pose risk for population of Greater London

The effects of future heat waves on people living in Greater London in 2050 has been modeled in a study, which concludes that the risk of heat-related deaths could be significantly reduced if buildings were adapted properly for climate change.

News Headlines
#98635
2014-04-22

Indian climate experts slam latest IPCC report

[NEW DELHI] Climate policy experts from India have greeted the release of the latest report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) with ire.

News Headlines
#98636
2014-04-22

NASA detects surge in deforestation in Malaysia, Bolivia during first quarter of 2014

Forest disturbance in Malaysia, Bolivia, Panama, and Ecuador surged during the first quarter of 2014, according to NASA data.

News Headlines
#98637
2014-04-22

Mexico’s Climate Change Law – More Than Just Empty Words?

MEXICO CITY, Apr 21 2014 (IPS) - When Mexico’s climate change law went into effect in October 2012, it drew international praise. But what has happened since then?

News Headlines
#98638
2014-04-22

Saving Caribbean Tourism from the Sea

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Apr 16 2014 (IPS) - Faced with the prospect of losing miles of beautiful white beaches – and the millions in tourist dollars that come with them – from erosion driven by climate change, Barbados is taking steps to protect its coastline as a matter of economic survival.

News Headlines
#98639
2014-04-22

Can you put a price on the beauty of the natural world?

Those who reduce nature to a column of figures play to an agenda that ignores its inherent value – and seeks to destroy it

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#98640
2014-04-22

Great Barrier Reef safer with success of starfish cull

The government has said it is making good progress in culling coral-eating starfish that have been blamed for munching through much of the Great Barrier Reef.

News Headlines
#98641
2014-04-22

Corn biofuels worse than gasoline on global warming in short term – study

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a new study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.

News Headlines
#98642
2014-04-22

Vietnam uses ecological engineering to save rice

Inside 30 years Vietnam has gone from importing rice to becoming the world’s second largest rice exporter. Over-use of pesticides is damaging the environment, but farmers in the Mekong Delta say they've found a solution.

News Headlines
#98645
2014-04-22

Uniting People And Ecosystem Resilience For Food Security In Latin America

22 April 2014 | Our global food systems pursue economic efficiency in production at the cost of environmental resilience, but our production landscapes rely on highly-interconnected ecosystems, and the local communities and other users who manage those resources need a wide range of products a ...

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#98646
2014-04-22

On Mother Earth Day, UN urges protecting planet from ‘heavy hand of humankind’

22 April 2014 – On International Mother Earth Day, the United Nations is urging greater efforts to promote sustainable development and use of renewable energy sources, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealing for worldwide changes in attitude and practice to curb the negative impact of human ...

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#98647
2014-04-22

Equality for Women and Sustainable Development Go Hand in Hand

Half of the world’s farmers are women, but women only own about one percent of the world’s land. Similarly, women make up nearly 50 percent of the global fisheries workforce, but in most countries have little to no say in how fisheries are managed.

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#98668
2014-04-23

Nutrition and the new sustainable development goals

Multi-stakeholder partnerships should be a cornerstone of the post-2015 development framework if we are to tackle malnutrition globally

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#98669
2014-04-23

Facebook honors most popular national parks on Earth Day

The list is dominated by the natural beauty and geological splendor of the West's big three: Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Yellowstone.

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#98670
2014-04-23

Dormant plant seeds allow for greater species diversity

DURHAM, N.C., April 18 (UPI) -- Seeds that sprout quickly are a boon for farmers and gardeners who value productivity and efficiency, but if diversity is your bag then you'll want to stick with wild plants featuring especially dormant seeds.

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#98671
2014-04-23

Wildlife response to climate change is likely underestimated, experts warn

Analyzing thousands of breeding bird surveys sent in by citizen scientists over 35 years, wildlife researchers report that most of the 40 songbird species they studied shifted either northward or toward higher elevation in response to climate change, but did not necessarily do both.

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#98672
2014-04-23

Climate-change adaptation: Designer reefs

Biologists are directing the evolution of corals to prepare them to fight climate change.

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#98673
2014-04-23

After widespread deforestation, China bans commercial logging in northern forests

Forestry authorities in China have stopped commercial logging in the nation's largest forest area, marking an end to more than a half-century of intensive deforestation that removed an estimated 600 million cubic meters (21 billion cubic feet) of timber.

News Headlines
#98674
2014-04-23

Charting a Course for Survival, or Oblivion?

UXBRIDGE, Canada, Apr 22 2014 (IPS) - Hopefully, on Earth Day today, high-level ministers from all countries are thinking about what they can bring to the table at a key set of meetings on climate change in early May

News Headlines
#98675
2014-04-23

Jackfruit heralded as 'miracle' food crop

Researchers say the large, smelly fruit grown could be a replacement for staple crops under threat from climate change

News Headlines
#98676
2014-04-23

Plotting GM contamination

[NEW DELHI] A new algorithm for rapid screening of transgenic content could help cheaper and easier detection of genetic contamination of traditional crop varieties, food and feed, researchers say.

News Headlines
#98677
2014-04-23

Scientists say climate change will likely make climbing Everest riskier, less predictable

NEW DELHI – Climbing to the roof of the world is becoming less predictable and possibly more dangerous, scientists say, as climate change brings warmer temperatures that may eat through the ice and snow on Mount Everest.

News Headlines
#98678
2014-04-23

What Are the Economic Consequences of Climate Change?

The pressing importance of figuring out how rising temperatures will affect people and places around the world

News Headlines
#98679
2014-04-23

Climate change is the fight of our lives – yet we can hardly bear to look at it

We're products of an industrial project, a project linked to fossil fuels. But humans have changed before and can change again

News Headlines
#98680
2014-04-23

Nigeria: Targeting a Sustainable Environment

In order to chart the way forward for the implementation of key environmental issues in the country, civil society organisations converged on Abuja recently to assess the Rio+20 summit, Godwin Haruna writes.

News Headlines
#98681
2014-04-23

Fiji does better on MDGs

SUVA, Fiji ---- Though Pacific Islands have mixed results with trying to meet the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Fiji has performed a bit better.

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#98696
2014-04-24

Welfare and environment can be aligned: UNESCO

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Director of the UNESCO Office in Jakarta Hubert J Gijzen said welfare and environment can be aligned through sustainable development programs.

News Headlines
#98697
2014-04-24

Long-term food production must factor in potential impacts of climate change – UN official

23 April 2014 – Countries need to shift to more sustainable food systems to adapt to the effects of climate change, the Director-General of the United Nations Food and Drug Organization (FAO) José Graziano da Silva told a conference in Morocco today, warning that the phenomenon has the potential ...

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#98698
2014-04-24

The case for a global fund for science education

In today’s global economy, a workforce trained in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) is recognised as a primary driver of growth.

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#98699
2014-04-24

Chelonians for dinner: hunting threatens at-risk turtles and tortoises in India

The extinction risk faced by mammals is often in the limelight. But it may be surprising to learn that next only to primates, chelonians—or turtles and tortoises—are the world’s most imperiled vertebrate group

News Headlines
#98700
2014-04-24

Drop in population of Gulf of Maine baby lobsters puzzles scientists

(Reuters) - The number of baby lobsters in the Gulf of Maine has dropped by half since 2007, a phenomenon that has puzzled scientists as the population of adult lobsters remains near a record high, contributing to robust catches.

News Headlines
#98701
2014-04-24

Australia's native wildlife under threat as land stewardship declines

Feral invaders and the disappearance of outback land management practices driving species extinction

News Headlines
#98702
2014-04-24

Bees buzz down Britain's highway for insects

The UK's bee population is in rapid decline, and the consequences could be disastrous. Plans for a series of bee highways filled with grassland and wild flowers could be just what's needed to reverse that trend.

News Headlines
#98703
2014-04-24

Study Finds Less Green in the Congo Rain Forest

Years of drier conditions in the Congo River basin in central Africa appear to be affecting trees in the region’s vast rain forests, scientists reported on Wednesday.

News Headlines
#98704
2014-04-24

Vermont Leading US in GMO Labeling Campaign

Vermont could likely be the first state in the country to require labels on genetically modified foods, under a bill approved by both legislative chambers and favored by the governor.

News Headlines
#98706
2014-04-24

Climate change: Don't wait until you can feel it

Despite overwhelming scientific evidence for the impending dangers of human-made climate change, policy decisions leading to substantial emissions reduction have been slow.

News Headlines
#98743
2014-04-25

Wild food: scientists link forests to human nutrition

With over seven billion people inhabiting the earth and the population endlessly rising, food security is a mounting global issue.

News Headlines
#98745
2014-04-25

China strengthens environmental laws

Amendments to country's environmental protection are first in 25 years and will remove limits on fines for polluting factories

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#98746
2014-04-25

Being cute 'won't save the penguins'

Campaigners dressed as penguins marked World Penguin Day outside Norway's parliament. They called on Norway and other nations active in the Antarctic to do more to save the world penguin population from a rapid decline.

News Headlines
#98747
2014-04-25

UN Working Group on Biodiversity Makes Cautious Progress

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 22 2014 (IPS) - The UN Ad Hoc Open ended Informal Working Group on ‘biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction’ (WG), which was initially convened in 2006, had its first meeting this year in New York from April 1 – 4.

News Headlines
#98748
2014-04-25

Congo's fragile forests watched over with online map

THE Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is home to the second largest tropical forest on Earth. Now an online digital mapping system called Moabi is letting people view how the land is being used, to help protect the area from over-exploitation.

News Headlines
#98749
2014-04-25

Celebrating 50 Years of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™

People are fascinated by scarce plants, fungi and animals, and have been documenting the rarity of species for a long time.

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#98751
2014-04-25

A Journalist and a Scientist Break Ground in the G.M.O. Debate

There was a trace of mischief in Michael Pollan’s smile as he took the stage of Wheeler Hall at the University of California, Berkeley, last week to introduce a lecture for a course that he co-teaches called Edible Education 101.

News Headlines
#98752
2014-04-25

Climate change and the food security dimension

A new report emphasises that climate change will affect us all, and fundamental changes are needed to avoid the worst.

News Headlines
#98753
2014-04-25

Kingfisher CEO: don't underestimate impact of climate change on business

Ian Cheshire urges business to sign a communique aimed at negotiators meeting in Paris next year to thrash out a new binding climate deal

News Headlines
#98754
2014-04-25

UN Climate Change Report Assesses Options For Technology And IP Policy

The latest United Nations report on climate change offers advice for international and national intellectual property policies relating to climate change mitigation technology.

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