Public belief in the reality of climate change has risen in Britain, partly because of the 2013 winter floods, according to a report.
Field research in a limestone cave in the Brazilian savanna recorded the first obligate cave-dwelling flatworm of the suborder Continenticola in South America.
A new study of marine organisms that make up the 'biofouling community' -- tiny creatures that attach themselves to ships' hulls and rocks in the ocean around the world -- shows how they adapt to changing ocean acidification.
The UN is mooting the inclusion of genetic resources in guidelines for national climate change adaptation plans to support food security in developing countries.
The world's migrating monarch butterfly population has bounced back slightly from its record low last year, but the new numbers are still the second smallest on record.
BRASILIA, Jan 29 2015 (IPS) - With the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expiring at the end of this year to be replaced by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which will set priorities for the next fifteen years, 2015 will be a crucial year for the future of global development.
Poll finds 15% say climate change is major threat in next two decades, jumping to 29% for people with direct recent experience of flooding
Giant pandas are an endangered species with a population of just 2,000 animals. Now they face a new threat: Two pandas at a Chinese breeding center have died of canine distemper, a virus related to measels.
The head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said today that while there is tremendous volatility and turmoil around the world, this year presented a unique opportunity to eradicate poverty and agree on a path for sustainable development.
Paloma Durán, director of the Sustainable Development Goals Fund at the United Nations Development Programme, answers questions about the lessons the UN has learned on bringing in businesses to achieve development goals