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#102155
2014-12-05

Madagascar impresses global conservation congress with community-controlled marine protection plans

(Seychelles News Agency) - The president of Madagascar, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, has pledged to triple his country’s marine protected areas and set up a legal framework to defend local communities’ rights to manage their own fishing grounds.

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#102156
2014-12-05

Africa: To Conserve Arctic Species, Take Action in Africa

Bonn — So great are the contrasts between the frozen empty expanses of the far north and Africa's baking deserts, steamy rain forests and savannahs that any direct connections between the two seem far-fetched - if they indeed exist at all.

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#102157
2014-12-05

UN Secretary-General’s Synthesis Report Proposes 6 Elements for Post-2015 Agenda

4 December 2014: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has released an advance version of his synthesis report on the post-2015 development agenda, titled ‘The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet.' In the report, Ban proposes an integrated set of ...

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#102158
2014-12-05

Ban Ki-Moon says Canada must do more on climate change

Ban Ki-moon, in an exclusive interview with CBC News, says Canada needs to stop stalling on setting climate change goals, and instead become "ambitious and visionary."

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#102159
2014-12-05

Dirty deeds: Soil degradation costs African farmers $68 billion yearly

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Soil degradation holds back African farmers, costing them $68 billion annually and threatening to stall vital food production, a leading agriculture expert said on Thursday.

News Headlines
#102107
2014-12-04

Endangered Cuban Crocodiles Are Losing Their Genetic Identity

One of the world’s most endangered crocodilians, the Cuban crocodile, is facing a genomic identity crisis.

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#102110
2014-12-04

Koalas selective about eucalyptus leaves at mealtime: Koalas selected leaves with more nitrogen, fewer toxins

Koala population distribution may be influenced by eucalyptus leaf toxin and nutrient content, especially in areas with low-quality food options.

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#102111
2014-12-04

Comment - Climate change: Protect the world's deltas

More than a century after Mark Twain argued that the Mississippi River could never be tamed by engineers, dams and dikes constrain the great waterway.

News Headlines
#102112
2014-12-04

Funding to ease climate change falls as the earth warms

As the UN’s key Climate Change Conference, COP 20, gets under way this week in Lima, Peru, new figures show a significant drop in global investment in climate mitigation and adaptation.

News Headlines
#102113
2014-12-04

Climate and Post-2015 Development Agenda Talks Share the Same Path

LIMA, Dec 4 2014 (IPS) - The international community’s post-2015 development agenda will depend, in key aspects, on whether the delegates of 195 countries meeting now at the climate summit in the Peruvian capital reach an agreement to reduce global warming, since climate change affects all human ...

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#102114
2014-12-04

Africa Laments as Kyoto Protocol Hangs in Limbo

LIMA, Dec 3 2014 (IPS) - African countries fought hard for the Kyoto Protocol not to die on African soil at the 2011 Climate Change Conference in South Africa, but they say it is now languishing in limbo because developed countries are taking what they called “baby steps” towards ratification of ...

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#102115
2014-12-04

EU deal gives countries opt-out on growing approved GM crops

(Reuters) - The European Union agreed a compromise on growing genetically modified crops on Thursday that gives nations the option to ban them, even if EU authorities have approved them for cultivation.

News Headlines
#102122
2014-12-04

Cameroon conservation quandary over wildlife rampage

As activists mark Wildlife Conservation Day, elephants and hippopotamuses are trampling over farms and crops in northern Cameroon. Authorities face a difficult balancing act - conserve wildlife or protect property?

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#102148
2014-12-04

A Decade After Asian Tsunami, New Forests Protect the Coast

The tsunami that struck Indonesia in 2004 obliterated vast areas of Aceh province. But villagers there are using an innovative microcredit scheme to restore mangrove forests and other coastal ecosystems that will serve as a natural barrier against future killer waves and storms.

News Headlines
#102149
2014-12-04

Characterising the biodiversity and functioning of European soils

World Soil Day (Dec 5, 2014) concludes a week-long series of events in Dijon bringing together international scientists.

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#102093
2014-12-03

Street cleaners in New York have help from insect garbage-munchers

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- For junk food-loving insects, New York City is the place to be. According to new research, urban-dwelling bugs -- millipedes, ants, spiders and cockroaches -- roaming a 150-block stretch of the Broadway/West Street corridor consume the equivalent of 60,000 hotdogs each ...

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#102094
2014-12-03

Growing appetite for meat 'risks climate targets'

An "awareness gap" about emissions from livestock could hamper efforts to curb climate change, a report warns.

News Headlines
#102095
2014-12-03

New path of genetic research: Scientists uncover four-stranded elements of maize DNA

Researchers have identified DNA elements in maize that could affect the expression of hundreds or thousands of genes

News Headlines
#102096
2014-12-03

Carbon dioxide warming effects felt just a decade after being emitte

It takes just 10 years for a single emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) to have its maximum warming effects on the Earth.

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#102097
2014-12-03

Climate smart villages help female farmers in Nepal

Seven years ago, Tanka Maya Magar, who lives on the outskirts of Belbari, a town in Morang district in eastern Nepal, suddenly had to do something she had never done before.

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#102098
2014-12-03

Threatened indigenous forests store more than half the Amazon's carbon

Carbon emissions from human activities are the big player in global warming, and scientists have long known that tropical forests are vital for sequestering excess carbon.

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#102099
2014-12-03

Native Villagers in Honduras Bet on Food Security – and Win

VICTORIA, Honduras , Dec 3 2014 (IPS) - The town’s dynamic mayor, Sandro Martínez, assumed the commitment of turning the Honduran municipality of Victoria into a model of food and nutritional security and environmental protection by means of municipal public policies based on broad social and co ...

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#102100
2014-12-03

World’s largest cave in Vietnam threatened by cable car

Vietnamese are protesting plans to build a cable car through remote Phong Nha-Ke Bang national park that could carry 1,000 visitors an hour to Son Doong cave

News Headlines
#102101
2014-12-03

'Only a C02 price can halt climate change'

Global temperature will continue to rise to dangerous levels, unless emissions are reduced. Germany economist Ottmar Edenhofer says a price on carbon is the answer.

News Headlines
#102102
2014-12-03

In a Queens Forest, Compiling a Picture of Urban Ecology

Deep in the woods at Alley Pond Park in Queens is a laboratory that looks like something out of a weather fanatic’s wild imagination.

News Headlines
#102103
2014-12-03

Analysis: Oil's fading clout will aid climate change fight in Lima: Don Pittis

Declining status of energy security another cause for optimism in Peru climate talks

News Headlines
#102104
2014-12-03

Protected Areas: Much More Than Pristine Nature

Last month, more than 6,000 government, business, and civil society leaders gathered at the once-a-decade World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia, to discuss the future of protected areas.

News Headlines
#102105
2014-12-03

African soil crisis threatens food security, says study

Neglecting the health of Africa's soil will lock the continent into a cycle of food insecurity for generations to come, a report has warned.

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#102076
2014-12-02

Lima conference set to ‘write history’ ahead of 2015 climate deadline, UN official says

1 December 2014 – The international community “must write history” on climate action and build momentum towards a new universal agreement to be adopted in 2015, a senior United Nations official declared today as she opened a two-week UN climate conference held in Lima, Peru.

News Headlines
#102077
2014-12-02

Research confirms how global warming links to carbon emissions

Research has identified, for the first time, how global warming is related to the amount of carbon emitted.

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#102078
2014-12-02

‘Top down’ climate data don’t serve growing cities

Urban environments are changing rapidly. People who live in cities are faced with risks and vulnerabilities that depend as much on socioeconomic factors, like access to health care, as they do on exposure to climate change and variability.

News Headlines
#102079
2014-12-02

Shark pups may not survive climate change

Fierce predatory sharks rule the oceans from the apex of the food pyramid. But climate change may be tougher than these marine hunters, a new study suggests. - See more at: http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1201-willoughby-ucsc-sharks-climate.html#sthash.smb2sNPg.dpuf

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#102080
2014-12-02

The South Demands Clarity in Financing and Adaptation at COP20

LIMA, Dec 1 2014 (IPS) - At the 12-day climate summit that began Monday in the Peruvian capital, representatives of 195 countries and hundreds of members of civil society are trying to agree on the key points of a new international treaty aimed at curbing global warming.

News Headlines
#102081
2014-12-02

Australia slashes funding for UN Environment Programme

Australia will cut its funding to the UN Environment Programme (Unep) by more than 80%, it has been reported.

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#102082
2014-12-02

Lima climate talks: EU and US at odds over legally binding emissions targets

EU says mandatory carbon emissions cuts should be set for all countries, whereas US wants individual countries to be free to adjust the scale and pace of reductions

News Headlines
#102083
2014-12-02

Genetic research could offer alternatives to GM crops

PARIS, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Advances in understanding the genetic make-up of plants could ultimately help to produce more resilient, higher-yielding crops, the head of French seed company Limagrain said, with the potential to end the heated debate over genetic modification.

News Headlines
#102084
2014-12-02

Paraguay: UN expert concerned over indigenous peoples’ rights to land, resources

1 December 2014 – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples identified a number of ongoing challenges remaining in Paraguay as she ended an eight-day official visit to the country on Friday.

News Headlines
#102085
2014-12-02

Peru’s indigenous preserve biodiversity in Andes Potato Park

As climate negotiators gather for two weeks of talks in Lima, Peru, indigenous communities living in an Andes Potato Park dedicated to preserving biodiversity warn that global warming is forcing them to change centuries-old agricultural practices.

News Headlines
#102062
2014-12-01

UN official sees upcoming Lima climate talks as ‘stepping stone’ for universal treaty

28 November 2014 – As Governments prepare to meet for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, starting on Monday, a top UN official has highlighted the session as an opportunity to raise immediate awareness on climate change and lay the foundation for a new universal agreemen ...

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#102063
2014-12-01

UN climate talks begin as global temperatures break records

UN climate negotiators are meeting in Peru to try to advance talks on a new global agreement.

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#102064
2014-12-01

Illegal Logging Wreaking Havoc on Impoverished Rural Communities

SYDNEY, Dec 1 2014 (IPS) - Rampant unsustainable logging in the southwest Pacific Island states of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, where the majority of land is covered in tropical rainforest, is worsening hardship, human insecurity and conflict in rural communities.

News Headlines
#102065
2014-12-01

Lima climate change talks best chance for a generation, say upbeat diplomats

UN climate negotiations opening in Lima on Monday have the best chance in a generation of striking a deal on global warming, diplomats say.

News Headlines
#102066
2014-12-01

Africa: Climate Change and Knowledge From Peru's Indigenous Roots

From 1 to 12 December, Peru will host the 20th Conference of Parties (COP 20) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change - the latest in a series of meetings by the UN's decision-making body on climate action.

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#102067
2014-12-01

Optimism Faces Grave Realities at Climate Talks

WASHINGTON — After more than two decades of trying but failing to forge a global pact to halt climate change, United Nations negotiators gathering in South America this week are expressing a new optimism that they may finally achieve the elusive deal.

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#102068
2014-12-01

Protection for at-risk species falters over Ottawa delays, scientists say

Scientists monitoring Canada’s process for identifying and protecting endangered wildlife say the system is floundering because the federal government is taking too long to list species that are deemed at risk while not doing enough to improve the status of those that are already listed.

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#102069
2014-12-01

Solomon Islands Forests Face Complete Depletion by 2020

A Forestry expert has warned that Solomon Islands forest will inevitably become a “sunset industry” facing almost a complete depletion of forest resources from 2015 up to the late 2020’s.

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#102072
2014-12-01

In Nicaragua, tarantulas are latest cash crop

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – His corn and bean fields ravaged by drought, Nicaraguan farmer Leonel Sánchez Hernández grudgingly found a new harvest: tarantulas. He gets a little over a dollar for each of the hairy critters, which breeders sell overseas as pets.

News Headlines
#102047
2014-11-28

Education is key to climate adaptation

According to new research, education makes people less vulnerable to natural disasters such as floods, landslides, and storms that are expected to intensify with climate change.

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#102048
2014-11-28

Another human footprint in the ocean: Rising anthropogenic nitrate levels in North Pacific Ocean

Human-induced changes to Earth's carbon cycle -- for example, rising atmospheric carbon dioxide and ocean acidification -- have been observed for decades.

News Headlines
#102049
2014-11-28

The secret world of fungi revealed

A light has been shone on the world of fungi through a global study that reveals the staggering and previously unknown diversity of species.

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