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#100997
2014-09-18

Investors call for climate change deal

More than 340 institutions managing £15tn of assets say governments must put a ‘meaningful’ price on carbon

News Headlines
#100998
2014-09-18

Ban Ki-moon to join climate change march

The secretary general of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, is to join a public march calling for action on climate change this weekend.

News Headlines
#100999
2014-09-18

Sweden backs new global fund to secure community land rights

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sweden plans to announce at the U.N. climate summit next week funding of around $14 million for a new body that will provide grants and expertise to help indigenous peoples and forest communities secure rights to their land.

News Headlines
#101000
2014-09-18

UNEP Calls for Expanding World Alliance against Environmental Damage

Havana, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Strengthen international alliances to protect the environment and help the most vulnerable countries to be prepared for natural disasters, was a call echoed by the Deputy Executive Director of UNEP, Ibrahim Thiaw, during his visit to Cuba.

News Headlines
#101001
2014-09-18

Hacked photosynthesis could boost crop yields

It is difficult to find fault with a process that can create food from sunlight, water and air, but for many plants, there is room for improvement.

News Headlines
#101002
2014-09-18

Latin America at a Climate Crossroads

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 17 2014 (IPS) - World leaders gathered at the Climate Change Summit during the United Nations General Assembly on Sep. 23 will have a crucial opportunity to mobilise political will and advance solutions to climate change.

News Headlines
#101003
2014-09-18

Figueres: "If we want to prevent conflicts, we have to address climate change now"

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited world leaders from government, business and civil society to a Climate Summit in New York on 23 September.

News Headlines
#101004
2014-09-18

Enhancing European biodiversity by connecting conservation areas

While conservation areas have helped European biodiversity to flourish, there needs to be more connection between protected areas, along with greater attention to the needs of individual species.

News Headlines
#101005
2014-09-18

We Can Save Coral Reefs

Parrotfish eat algae and seaweed. These brightly colored fish with beaklike mouths inhabit coral reefs, the wellsprings of ocean life.

News Headlines
#101006
2014-09-18

Time is right for global focus on forest land rights

Recognising the land rights of local people could provide cost-effective protection for many of the world's tropical forests, a report says.

News Headlines
#100972
2014-09-17

Global change: Trees continue to grow at a faster rate

Trees have been growing significantly faster since the 1960s. The typical development phases of trees and stands have barely changed, but they have accelerated—by as much as 70 percent.

News Headlines
#100974
2014-09-17

Science striving for larger role in charting policy agenda on forests, climate

BOGOR, Indonesia — Climate policy will require greater engagement from the scientific community — and an upcoming high-level forum can help to chart “where the science-policy interface needs to go on forestry issues,” said Louis Verchot, Director of Forests and Environment Research at the Center ...

News Headlines
#100975
2014-09-17

Biodiversity today for tomorrow

Bees, beans, biodiversity - Bonn. Germany's former capital showcases its role as the UN city and environment capital of Europe this week with an international conference on biodiversity.

News Headlines
#100976
2014-09-17

Economic growth possible even while tackling climate change, UN-backed report finds

16 September 2014 – Just one week before a major climate summit opens at the United Nations, a new report released today by a commission of global leaders argues that major structural and technological changes in the world economy are making it possible to achieve lower carbon emissions and econ ...

News Headlines
#100978
2014-09-17

U.N.'s Climate Change Push Gains DiCaprio, but Loses India, China and Russia

Global turmoil and violence in Iraq and Syria will join climate change as key topics at the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, which opened Tuesday.

News Headlines
#100979
2014-09-17

Environmental protection and development need to be integrated with informatics- Prakash Javadekar

New Delhi: The Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar has said the concept of sustainability was an integral part of Indian ethos which ensured balanced approach to issues pertaining to conservation, access and growth.

News Headlines
#100980
2014-09-17

This Rare White Possum Could Soon Be a Ghostly Memory

A ghost lives in the Daintree Rainforest in northeastern Queensland, Australia.

News Headlines
#100981
2014-09-17

Each tree species has unique bacterial identity, microbiome research shows

Each tree species has its own bacterial identity. That's the conclusion of researchers who studied the genetic fingerprints of bacteria on 57 species of trees growing on a Panamanian island.

News Headlines
#100982
2014-09-17

Conquering the world at a snail's pace: Expansion of invasive Mediterranean Tramp Slug

The expansion of the invasive Mediterranean Tramp Slug has been the focus of recent research.

News Headlines
#100983
2014-09-17

Climate summit previews push for new global treaty

When the United Nations Climate Summit begins on 23 September in New York City, US President Barack Obama will be there.

News Headlines
#100984
2014-09-17

REDD+ progress is possible — just look at Indonesia

In the global drive to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, REDD+ transactions have become prominent. REDD+ stands for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation plus safeguards, such as transparent governance and respect for indigenous peoples’ rights and knowledge.

News Headlines
#100985
2014-09-17

Will the Upcoming Climate Summit Be Another Talkathon?

PENANG, Sep 17 2014 (IPS) - As the United Nations hosts a Climate Summit Sep. 23, the lingering question is whether the meeting of world leaders will wind up as another talk fest.

News Headlines
#100986
2014-09-17

Tackling Climate Change and Promoting Development: A “Win-Win”

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 17 2014 (IPS) - A widespread perception exists that developing countries must make a choice between tackling climate change and fighting poverty. This assumption is incorrect, according to the authors of a new report on green growth.

News Headlines
#100987
2014-09-17

Antarctic sea ice set for record high as Arctic heads for sixth lowest extent

Antarctica poised for record high as figures show Arctic sea ice was millions of square kilometres below long-term average

News Headlines
#100988
2014-09-17

UN: 'Time to take the heat off turtles'

At a UN-organized meeting in Bonn, experts are discussing the plight of endangered sea turtles. Expert Colin Limpus told DW climate change is just the latest human-made factor making life tough for turtles.

News Headlines
#100950
2014-09-16

Climate change remedies 'affordable', says global body

Politicians will put the world economy at risk if they fail to tackle climate change, a global commission has warned.

News Headlines
#100951
2014-09-16

Ghanaian Wins Top Biodiversity Award

Dr. Alfred Oteng-Yeboah, Chairman of the Ghana National Biodiversity Committee, has been named as one of the three individuals to be awarded the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2014.

News Headlines
#100952
2014-09-16

Biodiversity informatics vital for sustainable growth: Prakash Javadekar

New Delhi, Sep. 16 (ANI): Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar today said that the concept of sustainability was an integral part of Indian ethos which ensured balanced approach to issues pertaining to conservation, access and growth.

News Headlines
#100953
2014-09-16

Samoa works to save its forests

The Samoan government is working with villages to protect their forests from increasing threats of climate change, unsustainable land use and invasive species.

News Headlines
#100954
2014-09-16

U.N. Climate Summit: Staged Parade or Reality Show?

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 15 2014 (IPS) - The much-ballyhooed one-day Climate Summit next week is being hyped as one of the major political-environmental events at the United Nations this year.

News Headlines
#100955
2014-09-16

Marrying conservation with comedy to save ugly animals

Heard of the the blobfish or the Canadian blue-grey tail dropper slug? They aren’t exactly the world’s cutest species.

News Headlines
#100956
2014-09-16

Climate smart farmers get tech savvy to save India's bread basket

KARNAL (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Erratic weather, rising temperatures, declining water resources and labour shortages are threatening India's bread basket state of Haryana, forcing farmers to abandon age-old practices and adopt technology to ensure food supplies for millions.

News Headlines
#100957
2014-09-16

Baobab holds out promise for Malawi’s farmers and forests

Demand for powder from the ‘superfruit’ could boost farmers’ incomes, slow deforestation and protect biodiversity

News Headlines
#100926
2014-09-15

Pyeongchang to host biodiversity conference

About 20,000 participants are expected to gather at the 12th meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity, slated for Sept. 29-Oct. 17 in an eco-friendly district in South Korea, the local unit of the organizing committee said Monday.

News Headlines
#100927
2014-09-15

Brazil building Amazon observation tower to monitor climate change impact

Brazil is building a giant observation tower in the heart of the Amazon to monitor climate change and its impact on the region's sensitive ecosystem, a newspaper has reported.

News Headlines
#100928
2014-09-15

Has the great climate change migration already begun?

As rising sea levels, drought and disasters scrub some of Earth’s most picturesque places off the map, the first climate refugees apply for asylum. But the UN doesn’t grant refugee status for victims of climate change. Where will they go?

News Headlines
#100929
2014-09-15

Indian city of Surat anticipates worst effects of climate change

Gujarat city on India’s west coast is preparing to cope with twin disasters brought on by rapid growth and global warming

News Headlines
#100930
2014-09-15

Ocean algae can evolve fast to tackle climate change: study

(Reuters) - Tiny marine algae can evolve fast enough to cope with climate change in a sign that some ocean life may be more resilient than thought to rising temperatures and acidification, a study showed.

News Headlines
#100931
2014-09-15

First ban on shark and manta ray trade comes into force

All trade in five named species of sharks is to be regulated from now on, in a significant step forward for conservation.

News Headlines
#100932
2014-09-15

Ancient sturgeon in China's Yangtze 'nearly extinct'

The Chinese sturgeon, thought to have existed for more than 140 million years, is now on the brink of extinction, according to local media.

News Headlines
#100933
2014-09-15

Increased access to nature trails could decrease youth obesity rates, study finds

Local governments can help reduce youth obesity levels by increasing the amount and type of public lands available for recreation, researchers say.

News Headlines
#100934
2014-09-15

Glaciers in northern Antarctic Peninsula melting faster than ever despite increased snowfall

Increased snowfall will not prevent the continued melting of glaciers in the northern Antarctic Peninsula, according to new research.

News Headlines
#100935
2014-09-15

Rules of thumb for climate change turned upside down: Wet and dry regions recalculated

With a new analysis of land regions, climate researchers are challenging the general climate change paradigm that dry regions are getting drier and wet regions are getting wetter. In some regions they are encountering divergent trends.

News Headlines
#100936
2014-09-15

Invasive-species control: Bounty hunters

Destructive lionfish are invading coral reefs in the Americas, but fishing competitions can help to keep the problem species in check.

News Headlines
#100937
2014-09-15

Protected areas do work, concludes study

Protected areas are working. That's the conclusion of a new analysis of over 80 different studies on the efficacy of parks and nature reserves in safeguarding wildlife.

News Headlines
#100938
2014-09-15

Salvadoran Farmers Stake Their Bets on Sustainable Development

JIQUILISCO, El Salvador , Sep 12 2014 (IPS) - Peasant farmers from one of El Salvador’s most fragile coastal areas are implementing a model of sustainable economic growth that respects the environment and offers people education and security as keys to give the wetland region a boost.

News Headlines
#100939
2014-09-15

Plastic rubbish from land, not ships, killing Australian sea life, say scientists

Research shows three-quarters of rubbish was plastic and debris concentrated near cities

News Headlines
#100940
2014-09-15

Central Asia's intensifying water dispute

Water management in Central Asia has long been a controversial issue. It is a region where major rivers cross international borders and water and energy production are closely intertwined.

News Headlines
#100941
2014-09-15

Experimental Ecosystem Accounts for Mauritius Show Benefits

Experimental ecosystem accounts constructed in Mauritius bring together a broad range of data, and can help assess sustainable development policies with respect to ecosystem capital resilience, and adaptability to climate change—a critical issue for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) facing t ...

News Headlines
#100943
2014-09-15

To End Poverty, Act on Climate

Climate change threatens to undermine the United Nations' progress in both of its critical missions -- peacekeeping and development: Hardship often leads to conflict, and the worsening impacts of climate change are causing hardship. That is what makes the UN Climate Summit on September 23 so imp ...

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