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#101120
2014-09-29

Biodiversity convention kicks off

The 12th meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity opened at a resort in Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province, on Monday for 19 days of discussion sessions on sustainable development, under the auspices of the U.N. Conference on Environment and Development.

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#101121
2014-09-29

Turkmenistan prepares action plan within Convention on Biological Diversity

The conference on the development of activities as part of the framework convention on biological diversity started in Ashgabat, the Turkmen Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources said.

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#101122
2014-09-29

A Group Shout on Climate Change

The marchers and mayors, the ministers and presidents, have come and gone. So what is the verdict on Climate Week, the summit meeting on global warming convened by the United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, in New York?

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#101123
2014-09-29

Beyond politics: how finance can influence climate change in Australia

With political action on climate change stuck in reverse gear, investor responses and public action is where the power lies

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#101124
2014-09-29

New study claims ice sheets may be melting for centuries

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A team of researchers recently studied 120 ice sheets collapses and other factors to put together the history of sea level rise for the past 500,000 years.

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#101125
2014-09-29

Faced with existential climate threat, small island nations sound climate alarm at UN

27 September 2014 – In their addresses to the United Nations General Assembly today, King Tupou IV of Tonga, Fijian Prime Minister Josaia V. Bainimarama, and Prime Minister Enele Sosene Sopoaga of Tuvalu, all reaffirmed their commitment to the fight against climate change and for sustainable dev ...

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#101126
2014-09-29

While the Arctic is melting, the Gulf Stream remains

The melting Arctic is not the source for less saline Nordic Seas. It is the Gulf Stream that has provided less salt. A new study published Sunday in Nature Geoscience documents that the source of fresher Nordic Seas since 1950 is rooted in the saline Atlantic as opposed to Arctic freshwater that ...

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#101127
2014-09-29

Forensic chemistry could stop African plant thieves

Isotope analysis could help in the rush to save South Africa's cycads from extinction.

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#101128
2014-09-29

Diverse, deceptive, declining: orchids threatened by deforestation in South America

High in a humid tropical forest in the Sierra de Cayey, Puerto Rico, Benjamin Crain and his field assistant were carefully picking their way through the dense growth of moss-clad trees.

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#101129
2014-09-29

Dogs may be responsible for declining mammals in Brazil’s agroforests

With an estimated population of 700 million individuals, domestic dogs are the most abundant carnivore in the world and are present everywhere that man has settled.

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