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#94023
2013-05-31

Changing climate ramps up the pressure on B.C. farmers

Despite a rapidly changing climate, Rhonda Driediger is looking at a good crop coming in this spring on the 160-acre berry farm she runs in Langley.

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#94024
2013-05-31

Is Obama finally getting serious about climate change?

Critics say the president has offered little more than hot air.Environmentalists have long accused President Obama of moving slower than a glacier when it comes to dealing with climate change.

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#94009
2013-05-30

Marketing Feature: Biodiversity is a key element of sustainable development

Biodiversity is a key component of Statoil's environmental policy. We are committed to developing measures which can ensure a more complete integration in our project development of environmental, social and health issues. Our focus on challenges relating to biodiversity is part of this.

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#93972
2013-05-29

Researcher's studies yield surprises about lichens, biodiversity

Since the time of Linnaeus and even before, biologists and naturalists have been keen to organize living things into distinct groups. Now the modern technology of rapid DNA sequencing has revolutionized that categorizing task, providing a window into the relationships among species about which l ...

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#93973
2013-05-29

Understanding Biodiversity Patterns in Nature: It Takes Two Fields--Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

What do marbled and spotted salamanders in ponds in eastern North America have to teach us about biodiversity patterns elsewhere on Earth?

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#93974
2013-05-29

Ghana doomed if fails to curb illegal mining – Environment Minister

Dr. Joe Oteng-Adjei, Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, on Wednesday warned that Ghana would be doomed if it fails to curb the alarming rate of environmental degradation caused by illegal mining.

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#93975
2013-05-29

UNESCO Adds 12 Sites To World Biosphere Reserve Network

The International Coordinating Council of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program (MAB), which met in Paris, has added 12 sites to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves. The additions bring the total number of biosphere reserves to 621 in 117 countries.

News Headlines
#93976
2013-05-29

Guardians of the Land and Sea Meet in Darwin

DARWIN, Australia , May 28 2013 (IPS) - “Are you a park ranger?” IPS asked. “No, I am one of the owners of the territory,” Ángel Durán responded in a firm voice. The Bolivian indigenous leader is in this northern Australian city along with 1,200 other native delegates from over 50 countries for ...

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#93977
2013-05-29

Key organisations team up to stop extinction crisis

There is an unprecedented declining of threatened species, and more than 20,000 have been assessed on The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List.

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#93978
2013-05-29

Indigenous sacred sites now qualify as protected areas in Colombia

The first indigenous sacred site set aside under a new category of protected area in Colombia has been established in the northeastern part of the South American country. Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0528-colombia-sacred-sites.html#BoJmhU56vCgjk7DF.99

News Headlines
#93979
2013-05-29

People aren’t responsible for climate change

Climate change skeptics argue that humans are not to blame for climate change, and they often cherrypick scientific facts to support their argument. We asked researchers to counter three of the most common theories.

News Headlines
#93980
2013-05-29

WB gives Zambia US $ 35 million for climate change project

The World Bank has given the Zambian Government about US$35 million for a pilot resilient climate change project in Western Province.

News Headlines
#93981
2013-05-29

Climate change thaws out 400-year-old plants

As glaciers melt and slowly recede from the land they once covered, we don’t really know what we’re going to find there. Scientists have already found plants that have been chilling out under glaciers for about four centuries — plants that, now that they’re out from under the ice, have decided t ...

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#93982
2013-05-29

Antarctica's Ecosystem Is 33 Million Years Old

The modern ecosystem of icy Antarctica is some 33.6 million years old, new research finds, with a system dating back to the formation of the polar ice caps.

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#93983
2013-05-29

Indigenous knowledge to combat climate change

An international forum in Darwin has been told that traditional land management practices are helping to combat the effects of climate change

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#93984
2013-05-29

Fatal attraction: moths find modern street lights irresistible

Researchers found that moths are more attracted by the brighter white lighting that is increasingly being installed on roads around Britain compared to the older traditional orange street lights.

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#93985
2013-05-29

Spending levels 'linked to progress on millennium development goals'

African countries that are allocating a greater share of government spending to health, education and agriculture are making faster progress on achieving the UN millennium development goals (MDGs) but many nations are still failing to meet their commitments and are lagging behind, a new report w ...

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#93986
2013-05-29

Cherie Blair: 'Don't drop gender from equality fight'

London, England (CNN) -- With only days to go before the U.N. High Level Panel puts forward its recommendations on development goals beyond 2015, after the current Millennium Development Goals expire, progress towards gender equality and increased empowerment of women hangs in the balance.

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#93987
2013-05-29

Kenya: Climate Watch Adopt a Forest Today

There have been efforts to meet the 10 per cent tree cover in Kenya by 2030 but according to an expert, the survival rate of trees planted in the country is less than 20 per cent because there is no 'after planting care'.

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#93950
2013-05-28

Michael Pollan on the Links Between Biodiversity and Health

Author Michael Pollan has often written about people’s relationship to the natural world. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, he talks about researching his latest book and what he learned about the connections between ecology and human health.

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#93951
2013-05-28

Reinforcement of scientific training on biodiversity defended

Lubango – The need for reinforcement of advanced training and scientific upgrading of the personnel responsible for running the natural resources in Angola was defended Monday in Lubango, southern Huila province.

News Headlines
#93952
2013-05-28

Mapping the Great Indoors

On a sunny Wednesday, with a faint haze hanging over the Rockies, Noah Fierer eyed the field site from the back of his colleague’s Ford Explorer.

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#93953
2013-05-28

Government must pay attention to biodiversity convention- Youth Action

Mr Edward Amankwah Executive Director of Youth Action International, an Accra based Civil Society on Monday urged government to pay attention to the implementation of biological diversity conventions.

News Headlines
#93954
2013-05-28

Oil palm threatens Minda coco industry.

RECENT news article citing Mindanao by various stakeholders as "oil palm hub" poses a great threat to the coconut industry, one of the island's major export products, according to the Alternate Forum for Research in Mindanao (AFRIM), a research and advocacy organization based in Davao City.

News Headlines
#93955
2013-05-28

Mediation can resolve conflicts over resources

ENVIRONMENTAL disputes have become increasingly common nowadays. The rise in such disputes has a lot to do with the growing public demand to safeguard the environment.

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#93956
2013-05-28

Loss of biodiversity is happening faster

Oslo - A decline in the diversity of farmed plants and livestock breeds is gathering pace, threatening future food supplies for the world's growing population, the head of a new United Nations panel on biodiversity said on Monday.

News Headlines
#93957
2013-05-28

Renewable energy: Burning US trees in UK power stations

Swamp forests in the US are being felled to help keep the lights on in the UK. Is this really the best way to combat climate change?

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#93958
2013-05-28

Energy Efficiency Can Make Billions While Fighting Climate Change

Energy efficiency could be a several hundred billion dollar investment opportunity in the United States, but better policies are required to unlock broad-based financing from institutional investors, according to a new study by investor advocacy group Ceres.

News Headlines
#93959
2013-05-28

Kenya: Lecturer Wants MPs to Tackle Climate Change

Kenyan MPs have been called upon to address the more urgent challenges posed by climate change instead of focusing on the clamour for fat salaries.

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#93960
2013-05-28

Insurance and Climate Change... It's Complicated

As an insurance guy who has been on both sides of the climate change debate--I've worked for organizations full of climate change skeptics and now head one that believes it's an important public policy issue--I've heard just about every claim about what "insurers say" about climate change.

News Headlines
#93961
2013-05-28

El cónclave de los guardianes de la tierra y el mar

DARWIN, Australia, 27 may 2013 (IPS) - “¿Usted es guardabosque?”, preguntó IPS. “No, yo soy dueño del territorio”, respondió con seguridad Ángel Durán, un líder indígena de Bolivia que llegó a esta norteña ciudad australiana junto a otros 1.200 delegados de pueblos originarios procedentes de más ...

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#93962
2013-05-28

Première conférence sur les indigènes du monde

La conférence inaugurale de The World Indigenous Network (WIN), (le réseau des indigènes du monde) a été officiellement ouverte hier dimanche, et se tiendra jusqu'au 31 mai à Darwin, en Australie. Elle regroupe 1200 délégués des autochtones de 50 pays.

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#93963
2013-05-28

Govt urged to resolve problems with indigenous people

The Indigenous People’s Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN) and civil society communities have issued a joint declaration that urges the government to settle disputes concerning the rights of indigenous people, which has been mandated by the Constitutional Court.

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#93964
2013-05-28

World's indigenous peoples unite in Darwin

Reindeer farmers from Sweden, Colombian women's groups and Australian Aborigines are finding out what they have in common at a landmark conference of indigenous people in Darwin.

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#93965
2013-05-28

Africa unlikely to meet some Millennium Development Goals

DESPITE its impressive economic performance over the past decade, Africa will miss the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halving poverty by 2015, according to a report released on Monday.

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#93967
2013-05-28

Reefs of worth

HIDDEN from view beneath the waves, coral reefs and their benefits to man are often ignored. Yet, they are highly productive ecosystems that provide numerous services, including fisheries, recreation, tourism and coastal protection.

News Headlines
#93970
2013-05-28

International Day for Biological Diversity: EU Research

The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.

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#93929
2013-05-27

The biodiversity of food

With monoculture taking over, the only biodiversity that will remain will be stored inside the cold and controlled environments of gene pool labs

News Headlines
#93930
2013-05-27

Cultivating food diversity in Indonesia

JAKARTA - The nation's heavy dependence on rice as the primary staple food has triggered the need for food diversification, but up to now it is still a work in progress.

News Headlines
#93931
2013-05-27

Environmentalists see seeds as key to agricultural reform

FLORENCE—As the global agricultural sector is faced with ever-greater challenges, the question of how to reform and improve the sector is a controversial and difficult one.

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#93932
2013-05-27

Stakeholders urge government to review forestry policy and regulations

The government has been advised to review its forestry policy and regulations to benefit the majority Tanzanians, because the current one favours minority group of people.

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#93933
2013-05-27

South Africa: North West Preserves Its Indigenous Knowledge System - Finance Mec Paul Sebegoe

The North West Provincial Government has acknowledged that its communities have rich indigenous knowledge systems which must be protected, preserved, promoted and transferred to the future generations.

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#93934
2013-05-27

Africa: Climate Change Still Haunts AU

Fifty years on, the African Union has encountered sizeable successes and numerous challenges in politics and economics.

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#93935
2013-05-27

Wales wildlife given £1.5m protection amid climate change

The Welsh government's Natural Resources Minister Alun Davies said the money would be used to strengthen the environment against climate change.

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#93936
2013-05-27

Climate change drowning the ‘Venice of Africa’

Ameth Diagne was asleep when the first waves lapped at his back door, the lukewarm, salty water seeping into his bedroom an impassive portent of the final days of his 650-year-old fishing community.

News Headlines
#93937
2013-05-27

Economic opportunities over traditional knowledge.

Indonesia is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world. Ironically, not everyone fully understands the value of these resources or how they can be utilized.

News Headlines
#93938
2013-05-27

Decline in biodiversity of farmed plants, animals gathering pace

A decline in the diversity of farmed plants and livestock breeds is gathering pace, threatening future food supplies for the world's growing population, the head of a new United Nations panel on biodiversity said on Monday.

News Headlines
#93939
2013-05-27

First World Indigenous Network conference opens in Australia

The inaugural World Indigenous Network (WIN) Conference has formally been opened in the Northern Territory capital of Darwin, Australia.

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#93940
2013-05-27

Rwanda: Kamanzi Calls for Protection of Endangered Species

More efforts are needed to preserve endangered animal and plant species in the country, the Minister for Natural Resources, Stanislas Kamanzi, has said.

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#93941
2013-05-27

Ghana government asked to pay attention to biodiversity convention

Mr Edward Amankwah Executive Director of Youth Action International, an Accra based Civil Society on Monday urged government to pay attention to the implementation of biological diversity conventions.

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