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#103011
2015-03-04

Colombia proposes protected corridor across South America

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has announced plans to create the world’s largest protected area, stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Andes Mountains.

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#103012
2015-03-04

Tech-Savvy Women Farmers Find Success with SIM Cards

MAHABUBNAGAR, India, Mar 4 2015 (IPS) - Jawadi Vimalamma, 36, looks admiringly at her cell phone. It’s a simple device that can only be used to send or receive a call or a text message.

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#103013
2015-03-04

Koalas could be culled in overpopulated areas to prevent starvation, says expert

Australia needs to consider allowing healthy koalas to be euthanised in order to control numbers in overpopulated areas, where the animals risk dying painfully from starvation, a koala expert says.

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#103014
2015-03-04

Human-Induced Factors Continue to Cause Biodiversity Decline in Africa, According to Preview of UNEP Report

The ongoing loss of biodiversity in Africa is driven by a combination of human-induced factors, including a rising demand for and consumption of natural resources and pollution created by urbanization and industrialization.

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#103015
2015-03-04

New Atlas Shows Africa's Mountains Underpin the Continent's Development

The Atlas contains detailed mapping of how strategic interventions and innovations are improving the food security and livelihoods of mountain communities in different parts of Africa.

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#103016
2015-03-04

EU uncertain over role of forests in UN climate target

European Union member states have changed a European Commission proposal for climate action to 2030, highlighting uncertainty over the role of forests.

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#103017
2015-03-04

Wildlife partnership launches bushmeat sourcebook

3 March 2015, Rome - The Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management (CPW) today launched the Bushmeat Sourcebook, an online resource, on the occasion of the second World Wildlife Day.

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#103018
2015-03-04

Ecuador's ratification of the Nagoya Protocol presented to Parliamentarian and other stakeholders

The implications of the ratification of the Nagoya Protocol for trade, development and intellectual property was discussed with Ecuadorian parliamentarians, government officials and other users and providers of biological resources and related traditional knowledge.

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#103019
2015-03-04

Delivering Unwelcome Species to the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean Sea is among the world’s great environmental jewels. The sea is highly saline, almost entirely enclosed by land and contains immense biodiversity.

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#103020
2015-03-04

Why many similar species coexist within complex ecosystems

Scientists from the universities of Granada and Warwick have published an article in the journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences), in which they suggest one possible answer for the enigma of stability in complex ecosystems like the Amazon rainforest or coral reefs.

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#103021
2015-03-04

Climate change response... Swapping coffee for chocolate

Coffee is the biggest cash crop propping up the hard-pressed economy of Central America and provides the only livelihood for millions of growers on tiny land holdings. But rising temperatures and extreme weather events have been taking their toll.

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#102993
2015-03-03

California drought caused by climate change, according to a new study

STANFORD, Calif., March 2 (UPI) -- According to a new study, California's historic drought was caused primarily by climate change.

News Headlines
#102994
2015-03-03

'It's time to get serious about wildlife crime' UN proclaims on World Wildlife Day

3 March 2015 – Illegal wildlife trade undermines rule of law, degrades ecosystems and severely hampers the efforts of rural communities striving to sustainably manage their natural resources, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today as the United Nations marked World Wildlife Day.

News Headlines
#102995
2015-03-03

Hungry insects may halve forest carbon sink capacity

Munching insects may halve the anticipated increase in forest land's ability to act as a carbon sink.

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#102996
2015-03-03

Europe sounds alarm over freshwater pollution

Around half of Europe’s rivers and lakes are still polluted, a major environmental review has found, despite a 15-year-old target to restore all the continent’s waters to good ecological health by 2015.

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#102997
2015-03-03

Climate change implicated in current Syrian conflict

Drought linked to rising greenhouse-gas emissions helped to drive unrest in 2011, study finds.

News Headlines
#102998
2015-03-03

Opinion: War on Wildlife Crime – Time to Enlist the Ordinary Citizen

BONN, Mar 1 2015 (IPS) - It is no exaggeration to say that we are facing a “wildlife crisis”, and it is a crisis exacerbated by human activities, not least criminal ones.

News Headlines
#102999
2015-03-03

World Wildlife Day: taking wildlife crime seriously

World Wildlife Day aims to draw international attention to the problem of wildlife crime. Despite increased efforts to protect wildlife, poaching and illegal hunting are on the rise. Conservation expert Bradnee Chambers tells DW why wildlife crime needs to be taken more seriously.

News Headlines
#103000
2015-03-03

Opinion: Plastic bag bans won't save the environment

The EU has declared war on plastic bags. But it will take more than symbolic gestures to save the environment.

News Headlines
#103001
2015-03-03

Biologists hunt for traces of DNA in rivers to help track elusive or invasive species

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — When salmon, salamanders or other aquatic animals poop or shed skin cells, they leave behind traces of their DNA in the water, like clues left behind at a crime scene.

News Headlines
#103002
2015-03-03

Seychelles set to be first in the world to develop countrywide ocean conservation plan

(Seychelles News Agency) - The Seychelles minister for Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Didier Dogley, has announced that Seychelles is all set to become the first country in the world that has implemented a comprehensive spatial plan for its entire ocean territory.

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#103003
2015-03-03

How lax legislation is killing the wildlife in Europe

Reports of elephants and rhino being massacred for their tusks or horns due to demand in Asia often make the headlines.

News Headlines
#103004
2015-03-03

Environment report shows benefits of EU action

A new report published today shows that a coordinated EU environment policy has delivered substantial benefits for citizens over the past five years.

News Headlines
#103005
2015-03-03

New threats to wild bees identified

Wild bumblebees are infected with many of the diseases found in honeybees looked after by bee keepers, according to a national survey.

News Headlines
#102973
2015-03-02

Algal species helps corals survive in Earth's hottest reefs

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The warming ocean has researchers worried large swaths of corals could suffer bleaching events, jeopardizing their health and the rich biodiversity that depends on them. But not all corals in warm water reefs are affected equally.

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#102974
2015-03-02

American birders anxious to explore, protect Cuban species

HAVANA, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- With travel and communication beginning to open up between Cuba and United States, biologists and birders -- both amateur and formally accredited -- are eager to get to the island nation to see the wildlife.

News Headlines
#102975
2015-03-02

Signs of spring 'shifting' in trees

Scientists say signs of spring are appearing earlier in woodlands because of temperature rises in past decades.

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#102976
2015-03-02

Forest tree seeds arrive at Svalbard's 'Doomsday vault'

The Svalbard "doomsday" vault - widely known for protecting global food crop seeds - has accepted its first delivery of forest tree species seeds.

News Headlines
#102977
2015-03-02

Norwegian mammals and birds have many different methods of surviving long, intense winter nights

Norwegian mammals and birds have many different methods of surviving long, intense winter nights. A biologist from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) University Museum reveals their secrets for survival.

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#102978
2015-03-02

Experts question China's panda survey

Wild panda populations might be rising, but there are concerns over increasingly fragmented habitats.

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#102979
2015-03-02

UN climate panel charts next steps

IPCC prepares for new leadership and plans another assessment of climate science.

News Headlines
#102980
2015-03-02

Focus on Gender: SDG targets are no such thing

A report published by two science organisations earlier this month criticised the current framework for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as being largely ill-defined, not based on the latest science, lacking in synergy and with no narrative of development.

News Headlines
#102981
2015-03-02

UK’s Kew Gardens steps up global science efforts

[LONDON] The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is planning to work harder on disseminating its research to international scientists to fulfil its goal of targeting global challenges such as climate change.

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#102982
2015-03-02

Biofuels are bad news for forests, climate, food security, says report

A new report from the World Resources Institute finds that dedicating land to the production of biofuels, a form of renewable energy made from plants, may undermine efforts to achieve a sustainable food future, combat climate change, and protect forests.

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#102983
2015-03-02

Bamboo – An Answer to Deforestation or Not in Africa?

HARARE, Feb 28 2015 (IPS) - Deforestation is haunting the African continent as industrial growth paves over public commons and puts more hectares into private hands.

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#102984
2015-03-02

Saving Kenya's anti-cancer tree

The Prunus Africana tree contains ingredients that help fight illnesses like prostate cancer. But the tree is now under threat. Two Kenyan women have taken up the fight to protect this valuable tree.

News Headlines
#102985
2015-03-02

Satellites give scientists unprecedented views of insect outbreaks in forests

Scientists for the first time have simultaneously compared widespread impacts from two of the most common forest insects in the West – mountain pine beetle and western spruce budworm – an advance that could lead to more effective management policies.

News Headlines
#102986
2015-03-02

Study of ancient emperor penguin populations creates concern for future of species

The first study of ancient populations of the world's largest penguin, the emperor penguin, has raised serious concerns about the future prospects of the species.

News Headlines
#102955
2015-02-27

Two new peacock spiders discovered in Australia

BERKELEY, Calif., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Researchers have discovered two new species of peacock spiders, a brightly colored group of spiders belonging to the jumping spider family (Salticidae) -- the largest family in the order Araneae.

News Headlines
#102956
2015-02-27

Killer frog disease: Chytrid fungus hits Madagascar

A devastating disease that has wiped out amphibians around the world has been discovered in Madagascar, scientists report.

News Headlines
#102958
2015-02-27

Tropical forest losses outpace UN estimates

Satellite data suggest that forest loss accelerated in the past 20 years, contradicting the United Nations' reports that it decreased.

News Headlines
#102959
2015-02-27

Researchers propose improvements for Peru's protected areas

In a study published recently in PLOS ONE, researchers examined Peru's network of protected areas.

News Headlines
#102960
2015-02-27

World should not rush to judge Paris climate deal, says top US negotiator

Todd Stern says failure to produce a significant deal at UN climate change summit would be damaging but ‘I don’t think that’s going to happen’

News Headlines
#102961
2015-02-27

Cooler Pacific has slowed global warming, briefly

The recent global warming 'pause' is partly due to a naturally-occurring cyclical cooling of the Pacific Ocean, say a team of scientists, who add that the pause is unlikely to last much longer.

News Headlines
#102962
2015-02-27

Drop in Kenyan tourism could harm sea turtles

What do Ebola and terrorism have to do with turtles? Along the Kenyan coast, quite a bit. Both are causing numbers of tourists to drop - and the impacts on wildlife conservation could be severe.

News Headlines
#102963
2015-02-27

Most Americans see combating climate change as a moral duty

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A significant majority of Americans say combating climate change is a moral issue that obligates them – and world leaders - to reduce carbon emissions, a Reuters/IPSOS poll has found.

News Headlines
#102940
2015-02-26

Businesses Must Step Up to Support Biodiversity — And It’s Simple

In addition to Valentine’s Day, the month of February also commemorates the birthday of an important biology researcher of the modern era: Charles Darwin.

News Headlines
#102941
2015-02-26

The Amazon is fertilized with the dust of the Sahara

GREENBELT, Md., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- On one side of the Atlantic is one of the driest splotches of land on Earth. On the other side is one of the wettest and most fertile. Despite the miles of open ocean separating the Sahara and Amazon, the two locales do share a commonality -- nutrient-rich dust.

News Headlines
#102942
2015-02-26

Natural disasters in Asia and Pacific impact some 80 million people, new UN study shows

25 February 2015 – When leaders and decision makers from across Asia and the Pacific gather next month in Japan to discuss how to reduce disaster risks, their top priority will be to build resilience in a region that saw some 80 million people affected and nearly $60 billion in economic losses i ...

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#102943
2015-02-26

MPs call for reform of EU's 'flawed' rules on GM crops

Europe's approval system for genetically modified (GM) crops is "fundamentally flawed", say MPs..

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#102944
2015-02-26

Kenya's electrified route to human-wildlife harmony

"WE REMEMBER the elephants. It was frightening," 10-year-old Moses told me as we walked amid the tea gardens on the lower southern slopes of Mount Kenya, the second-highest mountain in Africa. "But they are locked up now. We are safe when we walk to school."

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#102945
2015-02-26

Lake Tahoe research provides new insights on global change

A study on how natural and human-made sources of nitrogen are recycled through the Lake Tahoe ecosystem provides new information on how global change may affect the iconic blue lake.

News Headlines
#102946
2015-02-26

Beans could help fill Africa’s fertiliser gap

[KAMPALA] An ongoing project that encourages African farmers to plant beans as food and fertiliser could help counteract the impact of limited fertiliser take-up across the continent as highlighted in a recent report.

News Headlines
#102947
2015-02-26

Opinion: Water and the World We Want

HAMILTON, Canada, Feb 25 2015 (IPS) - We have entered a watershed year, a moment critical for humanity.

News Headlines
#102949
2015-02-26

World's first all-female patrol protecting South Africa's rhinos

Unarmed Black Mambas recruited from local communities are guarding nature reserve inside the Greater Kruger national park

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#102950
2015-02-26

In Kenya’s Mountain Forests, A New Path to Conservation

Kenya’s high-elevation forests are the source for most of the water on which the drought-plagued nation depends. Now, after decades of government-abetted abuse of these regions, a new conservation strategy of working with local communities is showing signs of success.

News Headlines
#102951
2015-02-26

Saving monarch butterflies means planting milkweed, Guelph biologist says

TORONTO -- A concerted national effort to plant the traditionally unloved milkweed is needed to reverse a precipitous decline in the monarch butterfly population, conservationists say.

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#102952
2015-02-26

How Indigenous philosophy could help us understand climate change

Cut the Sky, a new dance work premiering at the Perth festival, draws on Indigenous Australian traditions to help audiences apply emotion, rather than cold logic, to climate change

News Headlines
#102953
2015-02-26

Parasite colonizing Florida snails could pose health risk

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- University of Florida researchers have confirmed the presence of a deadly parasite in three non-native species of snails that have colonized South Florida.

News Headlines
#102928
2015-02-25

Aquatic plant has tiny genome but lots and lots of genes

BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Bladderworts are a genus of carnivorous plants that prefer freshwater environs or very wet soils. And as a new study finds, at least one bladderwort variety -- in terms of genomics, anyways -- does more with less.

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#102929
2015-02-25

FEATURE: Climate change and sustainability key to future development agenda, says former UN official

24 February 2015 – As United Nations Member States come together to launch the future sustainable development agenda, 2015 seems set to be a year of momentous change for the international community.

News Headlines
#102930
2015-02-25

US sea level north of New York City 'jumped by 128mm'

Sea levels along the northeast coast of the US rose by record levels during 2009-2010, a study has found.

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#102931
2015-02-25

World's protected natural areas receive eight billion visits a year

Researchers say that the first study to attempt to gauge global visitation figures for protected areas reveals nature-based tourism has an economic value of hundreds of billions of dollars annually, and call for much greater investment in the conservation of protected areas in line with the valu ...

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#102932
2015-02-25

Agricultural insecticides pose a global risk to surface water bodies

Streams within approx. 40% of the global land surface are at risk from the application of insecticides.

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#102933
2015-02-25

Scientists name new species of wasp after Boston Bruins goalie Rask

(Reuters) - A team of researchers studying insects in Africa has named a newly discovered species of wasp with a distinctive yellow-and-black pattern after Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, the Boston Globe reported on Tuesday.

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#102934
2015-02-25

Lester Brown: 'Vast dust bowls threaten tens of millions with hunger'

Vast tracts of Africa and of China are turning into dust bowls on a scale that dwarfs the one that devastated the US in the 1930s, one of the world’s pre-eminent environmental thinkers has warned.

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#102935
2015-02-25

Livelihoods of millions of Southeast Asians at risk from climate change

Based on a USAID Values at Risk (VAR) report released this week, researchers from the World Resources Institute (WRI) examined the economic impact of climate change on key livelihood sectors - such as agriculture, fisheries, and rural infrastructure - of the Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB) which ...

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#102936
2015-02-25

Ending subsidies, water sector graft key for global development - UN - TRFN

LONDON, Feb 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A crackdown on corruption in the water sector and increasing investment in infrastructure are essential to avoid conflicts over water, "life's most vital resource", a United Nations University report said on Tuesday.

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#102937
2015-02-25

UN talks focus on post-2015 development agenda declaration

UN delegates charged with elaborating text for a post-2015 development agenda began work last week in New York on its declaration component. The section has been slated by a number of stakeholders as having a key role to play in outlining the multilateral vision or narrative for sustainable deve ...

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#102904
2015-02-24

Top officials say UN development system must adapt to challenges posed by post-2015 agenda

23 February 2015 – Top United Nations officials today underlined the importance of ongoing review and reform of the Organization’s development system as Member States met to begin the UN Economic and Social Council’s (ECOSOC) Operational Activities Segment

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#102905
2015-02-24

Rare Amur leopard population doubles in Russia, WWF says

MOSCOW, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The number of endangered Amur leopards at a Russian animal reserve has nearly doubled in seven years, the World Wildlife Federation announced Monday.

News Headlines
#102906
2015-02-24

Small predator diversity key to a healthy ecosystem

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Biodiversity requires small predators, and plenty of them -- not small like a weasel, but small like a dragonfly.

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#102907
2015-02-24

2015 pivotal for finalizing universal climate change agreement, Ban tells Member States

23 February 2015 – This year is pivotal for global action on climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today in New York, emphasising that all the major advances of 2014 have set the stage for success in 2015.

News Headlines
#102908
2015-02-24

UN climate head Rajendra Pachauri resi

The head of the UN climate change panel (IPCC), Rajendra Pachauri, has resigned amid sexual harassment allegations.

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#102909
2015-02-24

Long-term nitrogen fertilizer use disrupts plant-microbe mutualisms

When exposed to nitrogen fertilizer over a period of years, nitrogen-fixing bacteria called rhizobia evolve to become less beneficial to legumes -- the plants they normally serve, researchers report in a new study.

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#102910
2015-02-24

US oyster, clam farms face economic blow from acidification: study

Reuters) - U.S. shellfish producers in the Northeast and the Gulf of Mexico will be most vulnerable to an acidification of the oceans linked to climate change that makes it harder for clams and oysters to build shells, a study said on Monday.

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#102911
2015-02-24

Artificial glacier could help Ladakh villagers adapt to climate change

Villagers of the high desert of Ladakh in India’s Jammu and Kashmir state used to harvest bountiful crops of barley, wheat, fruits, and vegetables in summer.

News Headlines
#102912
2015-02-24

Planning the world's largest protected area

The aim of the corridor is to improve the protection of the environment, its biodiversity and the climate. Santos would like the project to be a transnational one, involving Colombia, Brazil and Venezuela.

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#102913
2015-02-24

Leap in Indian tiger numbers questioned by new research

Last month's welcome news of a boom in the size of India's tiger population has been called into doubt by a fresh study

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#102914
2015-02-24

Plastic-eating corals make reefs especially vulnerable to pollution

CAIRNS, Australia, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Researchers studying the Great Barrier Reef have found that corals there don't discriminate between real prey like plankton and faux food like microplastics.

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#102890
2015-02-23

World Closes in on Consensus to Regulate Fishing on the High Seas

The high seas—the vast roiling ocean that reaches beyond a coastal states’ 320-kilometer exclusive economic zone, or EEZ—is Earth’s largest biosphere.

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#102891
2015-02-23

Indigenous Food Systems Should Be on the Development Menu

ROME, Feb 23 2015 (IPS) - Overcoming hunger and malnutrition in the 21st century no longer means simply increasing the quantity of available food but also the quality.

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#102892
2015-02-23

The struggle to save the 'Congolese unicorn'

EPULU, Democratic Republic of Congo — Deep in the jungle, Col. Lucien Gedeon Lokumu is rallying his troops. About 50 men stand in mismatched uniforms while Lokumu attempts to inspire them with a pitch-perfect sermon: We’ve got to stabilize the forest, but not at the expense of the people who cal ...

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#102894
2015-02-23

The wealth of forests

The day I first set foot in a tropical rainforest, in Malaysia in the early 1980s, I experienced something profound.

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#102895
2015-02-23

Plants found to alter soil types

Exciting research has revealed some plants have the ability to alter soil types, suggesting opportunities may exist to re-engineer WA's hostile soils to better suit agricultural purposes.

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#102896
2015-02-23

David Attenborough calls on Chinese president to end ivory trade and halt extinction of the African elephant

Sir David Attenborough and a group of broadcasters, conservationists and MPs have called on the Chinese president to bring his country’s ivory trade to an end and save the African elephant from extinction.

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#102897
2015-02-23

Modi bets on GM crops for India's second green revolution

(Reuters) - On a fenced plot not far from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home, a field of mustard is in full yellow bloom, representing his government's reversal of an effective ban on field trials of genetically modified (GM) food crops.

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#102898
2015-02-23

Asian songbird migrants in trouble

MIGRATORY songbirds in East Asia are in trouble, according to new research. The study calls for national action and international cooperation to deal with threats, as well as more monitoring and research to help understand and protect this unique migration system.

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#102899
2015-02-23

Defining sustainable development: The woman who started it all

Ahead of the Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum (MIECF), keynote speaker Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, Special Envoy on Climate Change for the UN, looks back on nearly 30 years of the sustainable development movement.

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#102880
2015-02-20

New software may allow better protection of endangered shark species, says UN agency

19 February 2015 – The United Nations agricultural agency has today announced the launch of new technology that will allow quick identification of species of the fish while better helping to protect endangered shark species and to combat illegal trade in shark fins.

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#102881
2015-02-20

Evolution 'favours bigger sea creatures'

The animals in the ocean have been getting bigger, on average, since the Cambrian period - and not by chance.

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#102882
2015-02-20

Global coral reef project plunges into the Indian Ocean

Scientists conducting a global study of coral reefs are surveying the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean after selecting it as the latest destination to gather data to aid worldwide conservation efforts.

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#102883
2015-02-20

Assessing carbon stock value of forests is tricky business, study finds

With financial incentives encouraging maintenance of carbon stocks and the increased popularity of carbon trading between countries, a forest has become economically a lot more than a clump of trees that supplements livelihoods

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#102884
2015-02-20

Kenya: Go for Sorghum, Say Climate Smart Farmers

Sorghum assures us of nutritious food for our families as well as cattle; sorghum fetches a better price than maize and gives more yield per acre.

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#102885
2015-02-20

Fight climate change, make money

(CNN)—Though the public rarely notices, businesses succeed because of their planning.

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#102886
2015-02-20

Climate change may dramatically reduce wheat production

WASHINGTON: At least one-quarter of the world's wheat production will be lost to extreme weather from climate change in the coming decades if no adaptation measures are taken, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have warned.

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#102887
2015-02-20

Advance of resistant malaria 'poses serious global threat'

Researchers who found resistant malaria in samples from Myanmar say it is moving at an alarming pace across Asia.

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#102888
2015-02-20

Man-made debris putting marine animals at extinction risk

Man-made debris such as plastic and glass are contributing to potential extinction of some of the already endangered marine species, a study says.

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#102889
2015-02-20

Australian zoo announces eastern bongo birth

SYDNEY, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- An Australian zoo announced the birth of a critically endangered eastern bongo, one of the world's rarest species of antelope.

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#102837
2015-02-19

Drought-stricken Cape Verde to receive rugent assistance from UN agriculture agency

18 February 2015 – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today announced that it will provide urgently needed food crop seeds, animal feed and drip irrigation equipment to help thousands of people in drought-stricken Cape Verde, while also helping to build resilience and mak ...

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