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#102911
2015-02-24

Artificial glacier could help Ladakh villagers adapt to climate change

Villagers of the high desert of Ladakh in India’s Jammu and Kashmir state used to harvest bountiful crops of barley, wheat, fruits, and vegetables in summer.

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#102912
2015-02-24

Planning the world's largest protected area

The aim of the corridor is to improve the protection of the environment, its biodiversity and the climate. Santos would like the project to be a transnational one, involving Colombia, Brazil and Venezuela.

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#102913
2015-02-24

Leap in Indian tiger numbers questioned by new research

Last month's welcome news of a boom in the size of India's tiger population has been called into doubt by a fresh study

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#102914
2015-02-24

Plastic-eating corals make reefs especially vulnerable to pollution

CAIRNS, Australia, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Researchers studying the Great Barrier Reef have found that corals there don't discriminate between real prey like plankton and faux food like microplastics.

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#102890
2015-02-23

World Closes in on Consensus to Regulate Fishing on the High Seas

The high seas—the vast roiling ocean that reaches beyond a coastal states’ 320-kilometer exclusive economic zone, or EEZ—is Earth’s largest biosphere.

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#102891
2015-02-23

Indigenous Food Systems Should Be on the Development Menu

ROME, Feb 23 2015 (IPS) - Overcoming hunger and malnutrition in the 21st century no longer means simply increasing the quantity of available food but also the quality.

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#102892
2015-02-23

The struggle to save the 'Congolese unicorn'

EPULU, Democratic Republic of Congo — Deep in the jungle, Col. Lucien Gedeon Lokumu is rallying his troops. About 50 men stand in mismatched uniforms while Lokumu attempts to inspire them with a pitch-perfect sermon: We’ve got to stabilize the forest, but not at the expense of the people who cal ...

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#102894
2015-02-23

The wealth of forests

The day I first set foot in a tropical rainforest, in Malaysia in the early 1980s, I experienced something profound.

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#102895
2015-02-23

Plants found to alter soil types

Exciting research has revealed some plants have the ability to alter soil types, suggesting opportunities may exist to re-engineer WA's hostile soils to better suit agricultural purposes.

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#102896
2015-02-23

David Attenborough calls on Chinese president to end ivory trade and halt extinction of the African elephant

Sir David Attenborough and a group of broadcasters, conservationists and MPs have called on the Chinese president to bring his country’s ivory trade to an end and save the African elephant from extinction.

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#102897
2015-02-23

Modi bets on GM crops for India's second green revolution

(Reuters) - On a fenced plot not far from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home, a field of mustard is in full yellow bloom, representing his government's reversal of an effective ban on field trials of genetically modified (GM) food crops.

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#102898
2015-02-23

Asian songbird migrants in trouble

MIGRATORY songbirds in East Asia are in trouble, according to new research. The study calls for national action and international cooperation to deal with threats, as well as more monitoring and research to help understand and protect this unique migration system.

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#102899
2015-02-23

Defining sustainable development: The woman who started it all

Ahead of the Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum (MIECF), keynote speaker Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, Special Envoy on Climate Change for the UN, looks back on nearly 30 years of the sustainable development movement.

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#102880
2015-02-20

New software may allow better protection of endangered shark species, says UN agency

19 February 2015 – The United Nations agricultural agency has today announced the launch of new technology that will allow quick identification of species of the fish while better helping to protect endangered shark species and to combat illegal trade in shark fins.

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#102881
2015-02-20

Evolution 'favours bigger sea creatures'

The animals in the ocean have been getting bigger, on average, since the Cambrian period - and not by chance.

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#102882
2015-02-20

Global coral reef project plunges into the Indian Ocean

Scientists conducting a global study of coral reefs are surveying the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean after selecting it as the latest destination to gather data to aid worldwide conservation efforts.

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#102883
2015-02-20

Assessing carbon stock value of forests is tricky business, study finds

With financial incentives encouraging maintenance of carbon stocks and the increased popularity of carbon trading between countries, a forest has become economically a lot more than a clump of trees that supplements livelihoods

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#102884
2015-02-20

Kenya: Go for Sorghum, Say Climate Smart Farmers

Sorghum assures us of nutritious food for our families as well as cattle; sorghum fetches a better price than maize and gives more yield per acre.

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#102885
2015-02-20

Fight climate change, make money

(CNN)—Though the public rarely notices, businesses succeed because of their planning.

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#102886
2015-02-20

Climate change may dramatically reduce wheat production

WASHINGTON: At least one-quarter of the world's wheat production will be lost to extreme weather from climate change in the coming decades if no adaptation measures are taken, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have warned.

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#102887
2015-02-20

Advance of resistant malaria 'poses serious global threat'

Researchers who found resistant malaria in samples from Myanmar say it is moving at an alarming pace across Asia.

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#102888
2015-02-20

Man-made debris putting marine animals at extinction risk

Man-made debris such as plastic and glass are contributing to potential extinction of some of the already endangered marine species, a study says.

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#102889
2015-02-20

Australian zoo announces eastern bongo birth

SYDNEY, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- An Australian zoo announced the birth of a critically endangered eastern bongo, one of the world's rarest species of antelope.

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#102837
2015-02-19

Drought-stricken Cape Verde to receive rugent assistance from UN agriculture agency

18 February 2015 – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today announced that it will provide urgently needed food crop seeds, animal feed and drip irrigation equipment to help thousands of people in drought-stricken Cape Verde, while also helping to build resilience and mak ...

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#102838
2015-02-19

Rise in heatwaves puts pressure on city planning

Cities around the world are likely to suffer more heatwaves in the future, a study has found, leading to greater need for planning regulation and urban cooling.

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#102839
2015-02-19

UNEP Invites Nominations for Top Environmental Award

These awards recognize men and women from the fields of policy, science, entrepreneurship and civil society whose initiatives have left a positive and lasting impact on the environment

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#102840
2015-02-19

Fighting Climate Change with Community Action

FONDES AMANDES, Trinidad, Feb 18 2015 (IPS) - Not far above Trinidad’s capital, Port-of-Spain, in a corner of the St. Ann’s valley in the Northern Range, the community of Fondes Amandes have come together since 1982 to respond to the climate change.

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#102841
2015-02-19

World's coral reefs face major bleaching event this year, US agency warns

2015 could see coral bleaching on a global scale for the third time in history – and the first in the absence of an El Niño.

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#102842
2015-02-19

Record number of sea lion pup strandings blamed on warmer ocean

More than 900 hungry infants rescued along California coast as mothers fail to return soon enough from difficult hunt for fish, say US scientists

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#102843
2015-02-19

Battle to feed the world pits small farmers against big agriculture

Do small-scale farmers hold the key to fulfilling global goals on hunger and poverty? Or can they only be achieved by large-scale agriculture?

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#102845
2015-02-19

New UN initiative to boost access to science, technology for world’s least developed countries

18 February 2015 – The world’s poorest nations are one step closer to gaining access to critical science, technology and innovation (STI) that is vital to their sustainable development, poverty eradication, and changing the lives of millions of people who live in some of the poorest segments of ...

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#102846
2015-02-19

Biodiversity may reduce the threat of disease

Biodiversity level changes can have consequences for species and habitats around the world.

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#102825
2015-02-18

Indigenous Peoples – Architects of the Post-2015 Development Agenda

ROME, Feb 17 2015 (IPS) - “We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children” – an ancient Indian saying that encapsulates the essence of sustainability as seen by the world’s indigenous people.

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#102826
2015-02-18

In a first for a fish, Oregon chub removed from endangered list

(Reuters) - For the first time, a fish has been removed from U.S. Endangered Species Act protection as federal officials declared on Tuesday that a tiny shimmering minnow found only in an Oregon valley was no longer in danger of extinction.

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#102827
2015-02-18

New Species, the ‘Ruby Seadragon,’ Discovered by Scripps Researchers

While researching the two known species of seadragons as part of an effort to understand and protect the exotic and delicate fish, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego made a startling discovery: A third species of seadragon.

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#102828
2015-02-18

South Africa's drive to protect flora und fauna

Home to almost 10,000 plant species, South Africa’s Cape Floristic Region boasts the greatest flora biodiversity in the world. Efforts are underway to prevent its destruction in human hands.

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#102829
2015-02-18

Malawi: Gender Equity, Catalyst for Sustainable Development

Minister of Gender,Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Patricia Kaliati has emphasized the need for gender equality, equity and women empowerment if the country was to achieve sustainable development.

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#102830
2015-02-18

Climate Change And New York City: More Heat, Rain And Flooding On The Horizon For Big Apple

Increased coastal flooding, more intense heat waves and lots of rain are on the horizon for New Yorkers as global greenhouse gases drive manmade climate change and alter weather patterns, a report from the New York City Panel on Climate Change predicts.

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#102831
2015-02-18

Why Ocean Health Is Better And Worse Than You Think

Last month, a group of marine experts — including lead author Douglas McCauley, an ecologist at the University of California, Santa Barbara — published a groundbreaking study in the journal Science that delivered a sobering message: The world’s oceans are on the verge of major change that could ...

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#102832
2015-02-18

Bhutan’s seed bank to ensure food security

Boasting of more than 300 local rice varieties that have withstood varying weather conditions over the ages, Bhutan is relying on its seed bank - a conserve of seeds and other genetic resources of indigenous plants - to tackle food security issues arising out of climate change.

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#102833
2015-02-18

Controversy of killing for conservation

Should scientists kill newly discovered yet endangered species in order to study them? Some prefer to rely on conservation-friendly photographic material, but the method is controversial.

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#102834
2015-02-18

Post-2015 agenda must give real voice to developing nations: Bhagwant Bishnoi

UNITED NATIONS: With the post-2015 development agenda set to be adopted later this year at the UN, India has said developing nations must be given the "necessary space" to pull their people out of poverty while pursuing socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable growth.

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#102835
2015-02-18

Caribbean water crisis forces long-term reliance on desalination

The extraction of clean water from seawater is becoming increasingly key to the Caribbean’s search for water security, despite energy cost and environmental impacts

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#102836
2015-02-18

Nicotine and caffeine can protect bees against parasites

Researchers say the new findings may have important implications for farmers and gardeners who rely on pollinators to bolster their plants.

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#102813
2015-02-17

As Kyoto Protocol turns 10, UN says 'first critical step' must trigger new 2015 emissions-curbing deal

16 February 2015 – As momentum builds towards negotiations in Paris next year on a universal climate agreement, the United Nations announced today that early analysis shows that countries with targets under the landmark Kyoto Protocol – the world's first emission reduction treaty – have collecti ...

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#102814
2015-02-17

Penguins lost ability to taste fish

Penguins can taste only sour and salty food, scientists have discovered.

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#102815
2015-02-17

Plants survive better through mass extinctions than animals

At least five mass extinction events have profoundly changed the history of life on Earth. But a new study shows that plants have been very resilient to those events.

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#102816
2015-02-17

More infectious diseases emerging in animals as climate changes, say zoologists

The appearance of infectious diseases in new places and new hosts is a predictable result of climate change, say zoologists in a new article.

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#102817
2015-02-17

'Rewilding' dingoes could help reverse decline of Australia's native wildlife

Scientists say altering dingo-proof fencing to allow the predators into a NSW national park to prey upon pests could help restore balance to the ecosystem

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#102820
2015-02-17

Ancient traditions protect the environment in East Timor

Indepedent since 2002, East Timor is one of the world’s newest nations. But when it comes to protecting the environment, it has a unique and ancient tradition to draw upon – the practice of tara bandu.

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