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#100588
2014-08-25

When Land Restoration Works Hand in Hand with Poverty Eradication

SANGAREDDY, India, Aug 25 2014 (IPS) - Tugging at the root of a thorny shrub known as ‘juliflora’, which now dots the village of Chirmiyala in the Medak District of southern India’s Telangana state, a 28-year-old farmer named Ailamma Arutta tells IPS, “This is a curse that destroyed my land.”

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#100589
2014-08-25

Heat wave offers glimpse into climate change

(Phys.org) —An unprecedented marine heat wave that swept the Southeast Indian Ocean in 2011 has given FIU scientists a glimpse into the future of climate change

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#100590
2014-08-25

Efforts to curb invasive species spark battle in the countryside

Wildlife experts warn that government attempts to draw up new controls on invading non-native species could threaten familiar birds such as barn owls, and damage British biodiversity

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#100591
2014-08-25

Hundreds of sea-floor methane plumes spotted by sonar

Bubble streams off the US East Coast could be methane-rich ices warming and releasing the potent greenhouse gas.

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#100592
2014-08-25

Gambia: Environment - Wildlife Conservation Trust Launches Gambia's First Biological Records Centre

Experts and stakeholders from the natural resources sector recently launched the Gambia's first Biological Records Centre at a ceremony held at TANGO conference Hall in Fajara with support from the UNDP/GEF-SGP support.

News Headlines
#100570
2014-08-22

A sprinkler won’t solve a drought: thinking big on water supply

The head of Water for People says the trickle down approach to water isn’t working and it’s time to turn up the pressure

News Headlines
#100571
2014-08-22

Have scientists discovered a new primate in the Philippines?

Despite some media reports, scientists have not yet discovered a new species of big-eyed, nocturnal primate—known as tarsiers—in the Philippines. Instead what they have discovered is an intriguing population that is genetically-distinct even from nearby relatives, according to a new open-access ...

News Headlines
#100572
2014-08-22

Running to reforest: communities, NGOs work to save Ugandan reserve in the midst of massive deforestation

Stung by massive loss of forest cover in Bugoma central forest reserve, part of a vast chimpanzee habitat in the western part of Uganda, seven private local and international organizations in the east African country have joined hands to raise awareness of forest issues and money for reforestati ...

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#100573
2014-08-22

Next big idea in forest conservation? DNA fingerprinting trees to stem illegal logging

Despite decades of attention and advocacy, tropical forests are still falling at rapid rates worldwide. Now, mongabay.com's new special series, Innovation in Tropical Forest Conservation aims to highlight solutions to the crisis through short interviews with some of the world's leading conservat ...

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#100574
2014-08-22

Greenland ice melting at record speed

Satellite data shows ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica are declining at record speed. The annual loss of ice has doubled in the case of Greenland and tripled in the West Antarctic compared to figures from 2009.

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#100575
2014-08-22

Jamaican coral reefs get a helping hand

Jamaica may be known for its sun and sea, but under the waves the country is batting to rebuild its coral reefs. Manmade reefs have begun to see success after the island's corals were decimated by disease and pollution.

News Headlines
#100576
2014-08-22

Dumping Ban Urged for Australia’s Iconic Reef

UXBRIDGE, Canada, Aug 21 2014 (IPS) - Increased effort is needed to protect Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef, which is in serious decline and will likely deteriorate further in the future, according to a new report. “Greater reductions of all threats at all levels, reef-wide, regional and l ...

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#100577
2014-08-22

UN expects upcoming Samoa small island conference to generate vital partnerships

21 August 2014 – The United Nations expects over 300 initiatives to be announced two weeks from now at a major world conference aimed at fostering partnerships with small island developing States, a top UN organizing official today said.

News Headlines
#100578
2014-08-22

Is soil the new oil in Africa's quest for sustainable development?

Africa is enormously rich in minerals and oil. The continent has 10 percent of known global oil reserves, and more is likely to be discovered.

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#100579
2014-08-22

Nigeria: Building a Viable Economy Through Agriculture

Agriculture was the mainstay of the Nigeria economy, before Nigeria joined the league of oil producing nations in 1958. Before this date, the agricultural sector was a major employer of labor in Nigeria, with groundnut, cocoa, cotton, rubber and palm oil the main cash crops produced. And from th ...

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#100553
2014-08-21

Selective logging hurts rainforest frogs

Selective logging in India's Western Ghats forests continues to affect frogs decades after harvesting ended, finds a new study published in Biotropica.

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#100554
2014-08-21

Indonesia's forests so damaged they burn whether or not there's drought

Air pollution caused by fires set for land-clearing on Sumatra has become a regularly occurrence in Southeast Asia, spurring hand-wringing in Singapore and Malaysia over health effects and worries among environmentalists over the climate impacts.

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#100555
2014-08-21

New skeleton frog from Madagascar is already Critically Endangered

Sometimes all it takes is fewer clicks. Scientists have discovered a new species of frog from Madagascar that stuck out in part because it "clicked" less during calls than similar species. Unfortunately the scientists believe the new species—dubbed the Ankarafa skeleton frog (Boophis ankarafensi ...

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#100556
2014-08-21

Climate change to 'severely impact' growth in South Asia

As more extreme weather hits South Asia, the effects of climate change are taking a toll on the economy, with the region at risk of losing up to 8.8 percent of their GDP by 2100, analyst Mahfuz Ahmed tells DW.

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#100557
2014-08-21

Organic Farming Taking Off in Poland … Slowly

WARSAW, Aug 21 2014 (IPS) - Polish farmer Slawek Dobrodziej has probably the world’s strangest triathlon training regime: he swims across the lake at the back of his house, then runs across his some 11 hectares of land to check the state of the crops, and at the end of the day bikes close to 40 ...

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#100558
2014-08-21

War Veterans Planting for Peace in South Sudan

JUBA, Aug 21 2014 (IPS) - Along the fertile banks of sub-Saharan Africa’s White Nile, one of the two main tributaries of the Nile River, a war veteran’s co-op is planting for a food secure future in South Sudan, a country potentially facing famine.

News Headlines
#100559
2014-08-21

U.S., Brazil Nearing Approval of Genetically Engineered Trees

WASHINGTON, Aug 20 2014 (IPS) - The U.S. and Brazilian governments are moving into the final stages of weighing approval for the commercialisation of genetically engineered eucalyptus trees, moves that would mark the first such permits anywhere in the world.

News Headlines
#100560
2014-08-21

Lakes under the ice: Antarctica’s secret garden

A cold breeze blew off the Antarctic plain, numbing the noses and ears of scientists standing around a dark hole in the ice. Flecks of ice crackled off a winch as it reeled the last few metres of cable out of the hole. Two workers in sterile suits leaned over to grab the payload — a cylinder the ...

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#100561
2014-08-21

Penguins in urgent need of protection

All of them are definitely charismatic and collectively are one of people’s favourite animals – yet the world’s 18 penguin species are now at “considerable risk”, scientists warn. And unless effective conservation measures that should include the urgent establishment of more Marine Protected Are ...

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#100564
2014-08-21

Chile’s Largest Amphibian in Danger of Extinction

SANTIAGO – Chile’s helmeted water toad, a unique species in the world and the largest amphibian in that South American country, is in serious danger of extinction due to habitat loss and other factors, experts told Efe

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#100565
2014-08-21

White House could announce world's largest marine reserve soon

If the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument becomes a marine reserve, it would double the area globally subject to tight fishing restrictions. Other countries are also working to expand the area of such ocean havens.

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#100538
2014-08-20

Protecting produce: ten African countries get biosecurity investment

An Australia-Africa initiative is sowing nearly $1m in training, mentoring and action plans to combat pests' threat to agriculture

News Headlines
#100539
2014-08-20

20 percent of Africa's elephants killed in three years

Around 100,000 elephants were killed by poachers for their ivory on the African continent in just three years, according to a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Between 2010 and 2012 an average of 6.8 percent of the elephant population was killed annually, equaling ...

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#100540
2014-08-20

Logging of Russian Far East damaging tiger habitat, few intact forests protected (Part I)

The destruction of Russian forests to supply timber to international markets is becoming one of the biggest threats to the world’s largest cat, the Siberian tiger. Russia has more forests than any other country, representing about one-fifth of the world’s total forest cover and contains more tha ...

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#100541
2014-08-20

'If we don't change now we will lose the reefs'

A major study has found Caribbean coral reefs could disappear in 20 years. DW spoke to Carl Gustaf Lundin, director of the global marine and polar programme at the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

News Headlines
#100542
2014-08-20

Greenland ice loss doubles from late 2000s

A new assessment from Europe's CryoSat spacecraft shows Greenland to be losing about 375 cu km of ice each year. Added to the discharges coming from Antarctica, it means Earth's two big ice sheets are now dumping roughly 500 cu km of ice in the oceans annually.

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#100543
2014-08-20

Tree-hugging snakes squeeze tight for safety

When a snake climbs a tree, it squeezes the trunk up to five times harder than necessary, according to a new study. For the first time, biologists have measured the force exerted by climbing snakes, using pressure sensors on a vertical pipe, wrapped in tennis grip.

News Headlines
#100544
2014-08-20

In Saving a Forest, Kenyans Find a Better Quality of Life

KASIGAU, Kenya, Aug 20 2014 (IPS) - When Mercy Ngaruiya first settled in Kasigau in south eastern Kenya a decade ago, she found a depleted forest that was the result of years of tree felling and bush clearing.Back then, she says, poverty and unemployment levels were high, there was limited suppl ...

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#100545
2014-08-20

A Life Reserve for Sustainable Development in Chile’s Patagonia

COYHAIQUE, Chile, Aug 19 2014 (IPS) - The people of Patagonia in southern Chile are working to make the Aysén region a “life reserve”. Neighbouring Argentina, across the border, is a historic ally in this remote wilderness area which is struggling to achieve sustainable development and boost gro ...

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#100546
2014-08-20

Cities’ Air Problems Only Get Worse With Climate Change

SAN FRANCISCO — The threats from climate change are many: extreme weather, shrinking snowpack, altered ecosystems and rising and more acidic seas, to name a few. Another lesser-known issue may hit especially close to home for city dwellers. In the world’s already smoggy metropolises, pollution i ...

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#100547
2014-08-20

India’s lesser-known species threatened by wildlife poaching

India’s less iconic species, such as pangolins and tortoises, are being hunted or illegally traded, according to campaigners who say that more conservation efforts are needed to preserve less well-known wildlife.

News Headlines
#100549
2014-08-20

UN Member States receive report on finance for sustainable development

19 August 2014 – The General Assembly formally received today an expert report setting out options that can be weighed by Member States on ways to finance the United Nations-driven sustainable development agenda, which will aim to improve people’s lives and protect the planet for future generations.

News Headlines
#100515
2014-08-19

Earth sliding into ‘ecological debt’ earlier and earlier, campaigners warn

World has already exhausted a year’s supply of natural resources in less than eight months, Global Footprint Network says

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#100516
2014-08-19

Norway puts $1.6B into rainforest conservation

Since 2008 Norway has been the single largest foreign donor to tropical forest conservation, putting more than 10 billion Norwegian Krone, or $1.6 billion, toward programs in several countries under its International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI). But how effective have those funds been ...

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#100517
2014-08-19

When forests aren't really forests: the high cost of Chile’s tree plantations

At first glance, the statistics tell a hopeful story: Chile’s forests are expanding. According to Global Forest Watch, overall forest cover changes show approximately 300,000 hectares were gained between 2000 and 2013 in Chile’s central and southern regions. Specifically, 1.4 million hectares of ...

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#100518
2014-08-19

13 newly-discovered birds declared extinct

In a recent update of the IUCN Red List, scientists have identified 13 new bird species that have gone extinct since 1500. In total the list now finds that at least 140 bird species gone extinct in the past five hundred years, representing 1.3 percent of the world's total known birds.

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#100519
2014-08-19

Can Land Rights and Education Save an Ancient Indian Tribe?

MALKANGIRI, India, Aug 19 2014 (IPS) - Scattered across 31 remote hilltop villages on a mountain range that towers 1,500 to 4,000 feet above sea level, in the Malkangiri district of India’s eastern Odisha state, the Upper Bonda people are considered one of this country’s most ancient tribes, hav ...

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#100520
2014-08-19

Island States to Rally Donors at Samoa Meet

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Aug 18 2014 (IPS) - Amid accelerating climate change and other challenges, a major international conference in the South Pacific island nation of Samoa next month represents a key chance for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean to turn the tide.

News Headlines
#100521
2014-08-19

Climate change to slash south Asian GDP, development bank warns

South Asian economies will be badly squeezed by climate change within a few decades if no action is taken to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions responsible for global warming, according to a report published on Tuesday by the Asian Development Bank.

News Headlines
#100522
2014-08-19

Elephant poaching deaths reach tipping point in Africa

Africa's elephants have reached a tipping point: more are being killed each year than are being born, a study suggests.

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#100523
2014-08-19

Support our red-haired cousins, the orangutans, before it's too late

As orangutans are added to a list of the world’s 25 most endangered primates, we are discovering that these great apes are more like humans than we supposed

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#100524
2014-08-19

Scraping the Seafloor for Fish Harms Biodiversity

Fishing boats have dragged nets across the seafloor in pursuit of bottom-feeding fish and crustaceans since the Middle Ages. In recent decades, motorized fishing fleets, powered by government subsidies, have taken heavier nets deeper and farther offshore. The annual haul from international water ...

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#100498
2014-08-18

New to nature: No 130 Anniella grinnelli

A legless lizard in California is the latest example of a 'cryptic species'

News Headlines
#100499
2014-08-18

Government scientists 'warned against dumping' in Great Barrier Reef park

Scientists were opposed to dumping millions of tonnes of dredged sediment but they were overruled

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#100500
2014-08-18

Google Earth spurs discovery of a 'new' chameleon species

Google Earth has spurred the discovery of another new species. In this case, the creature is a pygmy chameleon, one of four previously unknown Rhampholeon chameleon species described from the remote ‘sky islands’ in Mozambique. The Mount Mabu pygmy chameleon (Rhampholeon maspictus) was discover ...

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