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#101485
2014-10-17

Bamboo Could Be a Savior for Climate Change, Biodiversity

PYEONGCHANG, Republic of Korea, Oct 16 2014 (IPS) - Bamboo Avenue is a two-and-a-half mile stretch of road in Jamaica’s St. Elizabeth parish. It is lined with giant bamboo plants which tower above the road and cross in the middle to form a shady tunnel.

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#101486
2014-10-17

Gangwon Declaration on Biodiversity is adopted

Environmental delegates from around the globe and officials from related international organizations gathered last week for the 12th Conference of Parties (COP 12) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which will end today.

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#101488
2014-10-17

New viruses 'killing amphibians' in Spain

A deadly new disease has emerged that is wiping out amphibians, scientists report.

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#101489
2014-10-17

Carnivores help trees thrive without thorns, study says

The presence of carnivores helps plants without thorny defences thrive, a study of life on the savannah reveals.

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#101490
2014-10-17

Poisoned vulture could herald European bird crisis

Death linked to drugs whose use in cattle devastated vulture populations in India.

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#101491
2014-10-17

Focus on Poverty: The top issues in the SDG in-tray

The UN General Assembly has just reviewed progress towards an international agreement on how to tackle climate change and a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As SciDev.Net reported, President Obama announced a set of scientific initiatives.

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#101492
2014-10-17

Panama’s Coral Reefs Ringed with Threats

TABOGA, Panama, Oct 16 2014 (IPS) - Fermín Gómez, a 53-year-old Panamanian fisherman, pushes off in his boat, the “Tres Hermanas,” every morning at 06:00 hours to fish in the waters off Taboga island. Five hours later he returns to shore.

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#101494
2014-10-17

Vanishing Species: Local Communities Count their Losses

PYEONGCHANG, Republic of Korea, Oct 16 2014 (IPS) - The Mountain Chicken isn’t a fowl, as its name suggests, but a frog. Kimisha Thomas, hailing from the Caribbean island nation of Dominica, remembers a time when she could find these amphibians or ‘crapaud’ as locals call them “just in the backy ...

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#101495
2014-10-17

Stakeholders identify tools and recommendations for sustainability practices at the III BioTrade Congress in Pyeongchang, Korea

The congress provided a platform for the public and private sectors, civil society and international and regional organizations to share experiences and explore avenues on how to foster business engagement in BioTrade activities.

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#101497
2014-10-17

U.N. meeting emphasizes border area biodiversity

Environment-related officials from 124 countries agreed to widen the scope of global coordination on preserving biodiversity worldwide during the 12th meeting of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, which closed on Friday in Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province.

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#101498
2014-10-17

Jamaica’s Biodiversity to guide development and help to reduce poverty

As of next year, Jamaica’s biodiversity and ecosystem services will be used as key consideration in the island’s development decisions and poverty reduction strategies.

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#101499
2014-10-17

A new approach to biodiversity resurrects old questions

A new look at one of ecology's unsolved puzzles—why biodiversity is higher in the tropics compared with colder regions—brought some unexpected revelations.

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#101500
2014-10-17

UN must do more to protect biodiversity - Environment Minister

Environment Minister tells UN conference that they must do more to protect biodiversity following recent worrying reports.

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#101502
2014-10-17

In a Changing Climate, We Can’t Do Conservation as Usual

At the 12th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity happening right now in Korea, there has been a lot of talk about adaptation. Most importantly, how can nature help countries and communities adapt to climate change?

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#101503
2014-10-17

Countries adopt measures to strengthen the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing

Governments have agreed on mechanisms to ensure compliance with the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing at the first Meeting of the Conference of the Parties held in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea.

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#101504
2014-10-17

United States: Restrictions Governing International Trade In Genetic Resources Enter Into Force

Nagoya Protocol Spurs New and More Stringent Requirements for Prior Informed Consent and Benefit Sharing for Research and Commercial Activities Involving Genetic Resources from Plants, Animals and Microorganisms

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#101456
2014-10-16

Helen Clark - Speech On "Biodiversity in the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals: Next Steps" At the Side-Event to the Conference of State Parties to the Convention On Biological Diversity (cbd), Cop-12

I thank the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) for inviting me to address this important side-event on "Biodiversity in the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals: Next Steps".

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#101457
2014-10-16

'Private sector's role crucial for biodiversity'

The private sector should increase its role in protecting and restoring biodiversity, the environment minister of Malta said Thursday during an environmental conference held in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province.

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#101458
2014-10-16

Environment chiefs discuss biodiversity

A global meeting of environment ministers and heads of related international organizations began in the eastern city of Pyeongchang on Wednesday to discuss ways to conserve biodiversity for sustainable development.

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#101459
2014-10-16

High-level meeting of U.N. biodiversity conference adopts 'Gangwon Declaration'

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Oct. 16 (Yonhap) -- A high-level meeting of a U.N. biodiversity conference ended Thursday, adopting a declaration that summarizes conservation initiatives and global development suggestions made during the three-week conference.

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#101460
2014-10-16

Eradicating poverty goes ‘hand in hand’ with biodiversity protection – UN officials

15 October 2014 – The protection of biodiversity is directly related to the eradication of poverty and stimulation of economic growth, senior United Nations officials stressed today at a meeting in Republic of Korea, calling on countries to take an integrated approach when it comes to development.

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#101461
2014-10-16

Sharks that hide in coral reefs may be safe from acidifying oceans

The epaulette shark displays physiological tolerance to elevated carbon dioxide in its environment after being exposed to carbon dioxide levels equivalent to those that are predicted for their natural habitats in the near future.

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#101462
2014-10-16

Curbing Biodiversity Loss Needs Giant Leap Forward

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 15 2014 (IPS) - When political leaders from climate-threatened Small Island Developing States (SIDS) addressed the U.N. General Assembly last month, there was one recurring theme: the urgent need to protect the high seas and preserve the world’s marine biodiversity

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#101463
2014-10-16

Ethiopia Shows Developing World How to Make a Green Economy Prosper

ADDIS ABABA, Oct 16 2014 (IPS) - Ethiopia has experienced its fair share of environmental damage and degradation but nowadays it is increasingly setting an example on how to combat climate change while also achieving economic growth.

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#101464
2014-10-16

Vanishing Species: Local Communities Count their Losses

PYEONGCHANG, Republic of Korea, Oct 16 2014 (IPS) - The Mountain Chicken isn’t a fowl, as its name suggests, but a frog. Kimisha Thomas, hailing from the Caribbean island nation of Dominica, remembers a time when she could find these amphibians or ‘crapaud’ as locals call them “just in the backy ...

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#101465
2014-10-16

Australia pledges to halt loss of native mammal species by 2020

Environment minister reveals masterplan that involves tackling feral cats thought to kill 75m birds and mammals a day

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#101466
2014-10-16

Rhino horn demand in Vietnam drops by more than 33% in one year

Information campaign successfully changes minds of people who think rhino horn has medicinal value

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#101467
2014-10-16

Britain's migrating birds are drastically declining, RSPB says

Nightingale and turtle dove among populations that have seen dramatic long-term fall in number, annual RSPB report says

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#101468
2014-10-16

South Africa: SA Hands Over Chairmanship of Biological Group

South Africa has handed over the chairmanship of the Group of Like-Minded Mega-diverse Countries (LMMCs) to Guatemala after leading the group for two years.

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#101469
2014-10-16

Kerala biodiversity efforts praised in South Korea

Thiruvananthapuram: The efforts by the Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) have been praised at 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, an official said on Thursday.

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#101470
2014-10-16

On World Food Day, UN lauds role of family farmers in ending global hunger

16 October 2014 – With over 800 million people worldwide still lacking access to healthy, nutritious food, family farmers must play an increasingly vital role in the global war on hunger, United Nations officials affirmed today, adding that the strong participation of the world’s family farmers ...

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#101471
2014-10-16

Businesses should be 'forced' to report environmental impacts, says former UN chief

Failure to quantify economic costs of biodiversity losses are undermining efforts to protect it

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#101472
2014-10-16

Mexico Will Host COP-13 Conference

Mexico's Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) spokesperson Juan Jose Guerra Abud announced Wednesday that the Conference of the Parties-13 will be celebrated at the end of 2016 in the coastal city of Los Cabos, in Baja California.

News Headlines
#101473
2014-10-16

Biodiversity: the ‘stepchild’ of international talks

Biodiversity and climate change negotiations both started as environmental concerns.

News Headlines
#101474
2014-10-16

Biodiversity And Climate Conventions Find Common Ground In Sustainable Forest Management

16 October 2014 | Heru Prasetyo seems to be everywhere these days. He was a fixture at last year’s Climate Change Conference in Warsaw, COP 19, where he provided what may have been the most eloquent advocacy on behalf of the emerging landscape approach to using carbon finance to Reduce greenhous ...

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#101475
2014-10-16

Slender-billed curlew: Where has Europe's rarest bird gone?

"To the memory of the slender-billed curlew," says Dr Janos Botond Kiss, raising a beaker of ruby-tinted plum brandy, pressed from the fruits of his garden.

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#101428
2014-10-15

Environment chiefs discuss biodiversity

PYEONGCHANG, Gangwon Province (Yonhap) ― A global meeting of environment ministers and heads of related international organizations began in the eastern city of Pyeongchang on Wednesday to discuss ways to conserve biodiversity for sustainable development.

News Headlines
#101429
2014-10-15

Study proves biodiversity buffers disease

When a community is biodiverse with many different species, the risk of disease decreases, according to a new study that uses experiments to understand the mechanisms for this pattern, called the “dilution effect.”

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#101430
2014-10-15

Acid oceans could devastate fishing-dependent nations

PYEONGCHANG, Republic of Korea, Oct 9, 2014 (IPS) - Scientists here are warning Caribbean countries, where the fisheries sector is an important source of livelihoods and sustenance, that they should pay close attention to a new international report released Wednesday on ocean acidification.

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#101431
2014-10-15

Business Outside The Biodiversity Tent

Earlier this week I participated in the Business and Biodiversity Forum at the 12th Conference of the Parties (COP12) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

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#101432
2014-10-15

City life key to harlequin ladybug invasion in the UK

The harlequin ladybird (ladybug), an invasive alien species first recorded in the UK in 2004, has a preference for urban areas and sunnier habitats.

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#101433
2014-10-15

African penguins put researchers in a flap

Robben Island is notorious as the site where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years in prison, but now the island’s 1,200 breeding pairs of African penguins are sparking a scientific controversy. At stake is the survival of an endangered species, as well as how fisheries around the world are managed.

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#101434
2014-10-15

IPBES’s budget ‘inadequate’ for capacity building

BUENOS AIRES] Knowledge generation and capacity building should get a bigger portion of the budget of the major international organisation on biodiversity, says a paper.

News Headlines
#101435
2014-10-15

Researchers create global map of world's forests circa 1990

Researchers have created a global map of the world's forests in the year 1990, enabling accurate comparisons between past and current deforestation rates. The GIS data underpinning the map is available at LandCover.org.

News Headlines
#101436
2014-10-15

Measuring How Climate Change Affects Africa’s Food Security

NAIROBI, Oct 15 2014 (IPS) - For the past 40 years Josephine Kakiyi, 55, has been cultivating maize, beans and vegetables on her small plot of land in the remote area of Kwa Vonza, in Kitui County, eastern Kenya.

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#101437
2014-10-15

Biodiversity, Climate Change Solutions Inextricably Linked

PYEONGCHANG, Republic of Korea, Oct 14 2014 (IPS) - The remarkable biodiversity of the countries of the Caribbean, already under stress from human impacts like land use, pollution, invasive species, and over-harvesting of commercially valuable species, now faces an additional threat from climate ...

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#101438
2014-10-15

Environment ministers discuss ways to conserve biodiversity

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Oct. 15 (Yonhap) -- A global meeting of environment ministers and heads of related international organizations began in the eastern city of Pyeongchang on Wednesday to discuss ways to conserve biodiversity for sustainable development.

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#101439
2014-10-15

Half Earth’s Wildlife Gone, Governments Meet to Save the Rest

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, October 14, 2014 (ENS) – Global wildlife populations have declined, on average, by 52 percent in the 40 year period since 1970, reports the global conservation nonprofit WWF. Habitat loss and degradation are the greatest threats to biodiversity, with exploitation of wil ...

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#101441
2014-10-15

Facing Storms Without the Mangrove Wall

ATHENS, Oct 15 2014 (IPS) - As the cyclonic storm Hudhud ripped through India’s eastern state of Andhra Pradesh, home to two million people, at a land speed of over 190 kilometres per hour on Sunday, it destroyed electricity and telephone infrastructure, damaged the airport, and laid waste to th ...

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#101442
2014-10-15

Africa’s agriculture system… need for new approaches

The transformation of Africa’s agriculture system will require new approaches, new methodologies, new efficiencies, and the accompanying political focus needed to effect change.

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#101443
2014-10-15

Why Australia’s outback is globally important

There are places in Australia that are awe-inspiring, spectacular, mysterious; they touch our spirit and help define our nation.

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#101444
2014-10-15

Plenty more fish in the sea: preserving stocks in Madagascar

Projects where local fishers manage marine areas to ensure sustainability are being replicated across the Indian Ocean

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#101400
2014-10-14

Nagoya Protocol on biodiversity takes effect without Japan

A U.N. protocol for biodiversity protection and fair sharing of benefits arising from genetic resources took effect Sunday, but Japan, which hosted the meeting that adopted the protocol in 2010, failed to ratify it in time.

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#101401
2014-10-14

Cabinet approves bill on genetic resources sharing

The Cabinet approved a bill on genetic resources usage on Tuesday as South Korea’s effort to operationalize the Nagoya Protocol, which took effect on Oct. 12 under the global community’s join effort to preserve biodiversity.

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#101402
2014-10-14

Korea, China, Japan solidify cooperation on biodiversity

The second Tripartite Policy Dialogue on Biodiversity among Korea, China and Japan took place on October 11 in Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province.

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#101403
2014-10-14

Biodiversity protection pact goes into effect, as Japan lags behind

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea--A protocol that Japan spearheaded to help preserve the planet's biodiversity went into force Oct. 12, although Tokyo missed the deadline to ratify it.

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#101404
2014-10-14

FEATURE: UN biodiversity pact seeks to ensure fair, transparent use of world’s genetic resources

13 October 2014 – After decades of negotiations, the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing entered into force on Sunday, enhancing opportunities for the equitable sharing of benefits of the world’s biodiversity.

News Headlines
#101405
2014-10-14

Why Do Tropical Ecosystems Have Higher Biodiversity?

Why is biodiversity is higher in the tropics than in colder regions? It's one of ecology’s unsolved puzzles and has been since the European explorers and naturalists of the 17th and 18th centuries discovered there is a stunningly rich biodiversity in the tropics compared to the temperate regions ...

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#101406
2014-10-14

Congo-Kinshasa: UN Envoy Urges Increased Efforts to Protect Biodiversity of Garamba Park

During a visit to the Garamba National Park, the top UN official in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) urged national and international actors to step up efforts in preserving the natural resources and rich biodiversity of the Park located in the north-eastern part of the country.

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#101407
2014-10-14

Biodiversity summit for local governments kicks off

global gathering among subnational governments around the globe to discuss strategy and action plans for biodiversity kicked off in the eastern city of PyeongChang on Monday, bringing together some 500 government officials, environmentalists and businesspeople from around the world.

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#101408
2014-10-14

Curbing the Illegal Wildlife Trade Crucial to Preserving Biodiversity

PYEONGCHANG, Republic of Korea, Oct 13 2014 (IPS) - For over five years, 33-year-old Maheshwar Basumatary, a member of the indigenous Bodo community, made a living by killing wild animals in the protected forests of the Manas National Park, a tiger reserve, elephant sanctuary and UNESCO World He ...

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#101409
2014-10-14

Alien Mussels Threaten U.K. Biodiversity

The single most threatening species to U.K.’s biodiversity is a species of mussels – the quagga mussel.

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#101410
2014-10-14

Hitting biodiversity targets will require more work: Bob McDonald

The United Nations Global Biodiversity Outlook 4 was released this week, as we reach the halfway point towards biodiversity targets for 2020 that were agreed upon five years ago. The report shows mixed results.

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#101411
2014-10-14

Nagoya Protocol takes effect

A U.N. protocol for biodiversity protection and a fair sharing of benefits arising from genetic resources came into effect on Sunday, but Japan, which hosted the meeting that adopted the protocol in 2010, failed to ratify it in time.

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#101412
2014-10-14

EU Legislation On Nagoya Protocol Becomes Effective; What Effect On Indigenous Peoples’ Rights?

The entry into force of an international treaty facilitating access to genetic resources and ensuring the fair sharing of potential commercial benefits has prompted the applicability of a European Union regulation relating to the treaty. This led a researcher to call on the treaty members to ens ...

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#101413
2014-10-14

UK waterways face 'invasional meltdown' from European organisms

Scientists are warning that an army of species from Turkey and Ukraine is poised to invade Britain's waterways.

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#101414
2014-10-14

Climate change: Models 'underplay plant CO2 absorption'

Global climate models have underestimated the amount of CO2 being absorbed by plants, according to new research.

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#101415
2014-10-14

Science could inform UN’s loss and damage mechanism

Recent developments in climate models may help determine the extent to which human-made climate change is responsible for extreme weather events, and help provide evidence to address losses and damages associated with impacts of climate change in developing nations, scientists say.

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#101416
2014-10-14

Wild weather forces climate adaptation on Europe's political agenda

European Environment Agency finds adapting to climate change now on political agenda but action on ground still rare

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#101417
2014-10-14

'It's important to look at the broader picture' of climate change

Countries and cities most at risk for being affected by climate change should not just improve their extreme weather detection systems, but also invest in insurance and infrastructure, says UN-researcher Jörn Birkmann.

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#101418
2014-10-14

Protecting biodiversity could be key to keeping forests standing in the long term

When it comes to conserving tropical forests and the carbon stored within them in order to prevent climate change, the role of forest animals may be too important to ignore.

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#101419
2014-10-14

Turkey's trouble with acquatic aliens

Turkey’s Gökova Bay is home to an array of alien species that are wiping out native marine inhabitants, worsening a fishing crisis.

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#101364
2014-10-10

An unsustainable course

The precipitous decline in the population of wild animals should serve as a clear warning to humanity that it is living beyond its mean

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#101365
2014-10-10

Carbon Emissions Are Bringing Ocean Acidity To Catastrophic Levels

Most scientists whose heads aren't firmly wedged inside the Koch brothers' rear ends have ascertained that human-sourced carbon emissions are contributing to a dangerous warming of our planet, one that pretty much spells out the end of Earth as we know it unless world leaders do something about ...

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#101366
2014-10-10

World Biodiversity Plan Shows Progress, But Not Enough

It’s not just about the polar bears and the honeybees. Sustainable development, and increasingly the stabilization of climate, depend more on biodiversity than we realized even a decade ago. Extinction, deforestation, overfishing, and pollution all restrict human abilities to nourish the planet.

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#101367
2014-10-10

12th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity

PYEONCHANG, REPUBLIC OF KOREA – 84 companies operating recreational diving and ecotourism in 44 countries delivered a Declaration to the 12th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity, requesting protection from the continued devastation of the natural environments and ...

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#101368
2014-10-10

The world after Millennium Development Goals

India needs to urgently improve its policy mix if it wants to abolish poverty

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#101370
2014-10-10

Proposed SDGs won't capture the imagination

Last week, leaders of U.N. member states began talks on the Sustainable Development Goals. Beginning 2016, the SDGs will guide the efforts of governments, international organizations, nongovernment organizations and others on some of our largest collective challenges — reducing poverty and disea ...

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#101371
2014-10-10

WB-IMF Report Gauges Progress on Development Goals, Including New Target of Promoting Shared Prosperity of Bottom 40 Percent

WASHINGTON, October 8, 2014 – Much more work needs to be done to end poverty and close the gap in living standards between those in the bottom 40 percent and the top 60 percent of the population around the world, says the Global Monitoring Report 2014/2015, released today by the World Bank and I ...

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#101372
2014-10-10

Aligning the agendas of Sustainable Development Goals and the European Environment and Health Process

The world is entering a crucial phase in the global negotiations of the post-2015 development agenda—the framework following in the footsteps of the Millennium Development Goals concluding next year.

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#101373
2014-10-10

Antarctic sea ice shows record growth, climate change likely cause

The growth of sea ice is not evidence against the effects of climate change, but rather the consequence of it.

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#101374
2014-10-10

Balancing birds and biofuels: Grasslands support more species than cornfields

Scientists have examined whether corn and perennial grassland fields in southern Wisconsin could provide both biomass for bioenergy production and bountiful bird habitat.

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#101375
2014-10-10

Urine of tiny migrating marine animals affects ocean chemistry

Tiny animals migrating from the ocean's surface to the sunlit depths release ammonia, the equivalent of our urine, that plays a significant role in marine chemistry, particularly in low-oxygen zones.

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#101376
2014-10-10

Climate change alters the ecological impacts of seasons

If more of the world's climate becomes like that in tropical zones, it could potentially affect crops, insects, malaria transmission, and even confuse migration patterns of birds and mammals worldwide.

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#101377
2014-10-10

'A remarkable conservation achievement': Ecuador reserve expands as forest disappear

A strip of rainforest running along the northwestern Ecuadorian coast and up through Colombia is one of the most biodiverse places in the world.

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#101378
2014-10-10

Marine Litter: Plunging Deep, Spreading Wide

ATHENS, Oct 10 2014 (IPS) - Imagine a black-footed albatross feeding its chick plastic pellets, a baby seal in the North Pole helplessly struggling with an open-ended plastic bag wrapped tight around its neck, or a fishing vessel stranded mid-sea, a length of discarded nylon net entangled in its ...

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#101379
2014-10-10

We can meet 2C climate target – and here's how, say energy experts

Sir Bob Watson and a team of climate experts lay out a step-by-step action plan on how to meet global warming limit, but say success depends on ‘immediate, urgent, action’

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#101380
2014-10-10

Great Barrier Reef: 'a massive chemistry experiment gone wrong'

Scientists warn that pollution may be dramatically increasing the rate of ocean acidification in inshore areas, threatening coral

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#101381
2014-10-10

The Age of Extinction: Can Anything Be Done to Save Our Planet’s Biodiversity?

In a world of crises from Ebola to Syria, it’s easy to overlook slow-motion calamities.

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#101382
2014-10-10

Framing Biodiversity and Health in the context of the Post-2015 Development Agenda

In the context of the Twelfth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 12), taking place this week and next in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, the Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research (PAR), represented by Dr Pablo Eyzaguirre, participated thi ...

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#101383
2014-10-10

Measuring impact a challenge as China reclaims farmlands for forests

China does not usually come to mind when one thinks about reforestation or afforestation.

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#101384
2014-10-10

Ocean acidification up 26% since pre-industrial era

Ocean acidification has risen by a quarter since pre-industrial times as a result of rising carbon emissions, casting a shadow over the seas as a future source of food, scientists warned overnight Wednesday.

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#101332
2014-10-09

Ocean acidification will cost global economy $1 trillion by 2100

Ocean acidification will cost the world economy more than $1 trillion annually by 2100, according to a U.N. report released this week. Changing the composition of the world's oceans will undermine a variety of commercial operations, it said.

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#101333
2014-10-09

Scientists Report Ocean Acidification Causes $1 Trillion Damage

Carbon dioxide emissions are dissolving in the ocean, making it more acidic and causing nearly $1 trillion worth of damage, according to a new report.

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#101334
2014-10-09

Worsening ocean acidification threatens humans and marine life, UK scientists warn

Rising carbon dioxide emissions are altering the pH levels of the ocean, with dramatic consequences for the marine environment and the people who depend on it, a group of British scientists has said.

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#101335
2014-10-09

Ocean Acidification Could Cost the World its Coral... and a Trillion Dollars

Ocean acidification and coral reef damage is likely going to cost the world economy over a trillion dollars by 2100, according to a new report by United Nations (UN) experts.

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#101336
2014-10-09

Invasive emerald ash borer expanding its range

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- In Pennsylvania, one power company is preparing to remove more than 1,500 dying ash trees, damaged by the invasion of emerald ash borers. But ash trees, rotted from the inside out by the invasive insect, aren't just found overhanging power lines. They're everywhere.

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#101338
2014-10-09

Wild panda land threatened by China's forest reforms

China's 1600 wild pandas could suffer further losses thanks to legislation that would allow as much as 15 per cent of their habitat to be sold off for commercial uses.

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#101339
2014-10-09

Les océans s'acidifient à la vitesse grand V: «une catastrophe en cours»

Les océans du monde seront trop acides pour une grande partie de la vie marine d'ici la fin du siècle et les eaux canadiennes seront particulièrement touchées par le phénomène.

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#101340
2014-10-09

Rivers recover natural conditions quickly following dam removal

A study of the removal of two dams in Oregon suggests that rivers can return surprisingly fast to a condition close to their natural state, both physically and biologically, and that the biological recovery might outpace the physical recovery. In the end, the large pulse of sediment from dam rem ...

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