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#101990
2014-11-26

Geo-engineering: Climate fixes 'could harm billions'

Schemes to tackle climate change could prove disastrous for billions of people, but might be required for the good of the planet, scientists say.

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#101991
2014-11-26

Hydrothermal Settlers: Barnacle holds clues about how climate change is affecting the deep ocean

The deep ocean seems so remote that it is difficult to imagine any sort of human-generated change making an impact on deep-sea life.

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#101992
2014-11-26

US–China climate deal raises hopes for Lima talks

But challenges remain for United Nations meeting in run-up to a new 2015 emissions treaty.

News Headlines
#101993
2014-11-26

APP boosting timber productivity to support zero deforestation policy

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) appears to have enough plantation fiber to operate existing mills as well as supply a new mill under construction in South Sumatra without having to pulp natural forests, argues a new report that also finds the forestry giant is successfully improving yields to support it ...

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#101994
2014-11-26

Rich Countries Pony Up (Some) for Climate Justice

It’s one of the oldest tricks in politics: Talk down expectations to the point that you can meet them. And it played out again in Berlin as 21 countries—including the United States—pledged nearly 9.5 billion dollars to the Green Climate Fund, a U.N. body tasked with helping developing countries ...

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#101995
2014-11-26

Filipino Farmers Protest Government Research on Genetically Modified Rice

MANILA, Nov 26 2014 (IPS) - Jon Sarmiento, a farmer in the Cavite province in southern Manila, plants a variety of fruits and vegetables, but his main crop, rice, is under threat.

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#101996
2014-11-26

Central American Civil Society Calls for Protection of Local Agriculture at COP20

SAN JOSE, Nov 25 2014 (IPS) - Worried about the effects of global warming on agriculture, water and food security in their communities, social organisations in Central America are demanding that their governments put a priority on these issues in the COP20 climate summit.

News Headlines
#101997
2014-11-26

Bee parasite will flourish under global warming, study warns

Gut parasite will increase in prevalence across northern Europe as temperatures rises, leading to honey bee losses

News Headlines
#101998
2014-11-26

Animal diseases intensified by climate change

From Bluetongue disease in sheep to Rift Valley Fever in camels, researchers say that animal diseases are sparked and spread by climate change. What causes them, and what can people do to prevent them from spreading?

News Headlines
#101999
2014-11-26

Urban cardinals and catbirds live longer study shows

Researchers at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center have found four bird species living in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region that survive longer than those living in rural settings.

News Headlines
#102000
2014-11-26

BirdLife International: Hundreds of important nature sites threatened with destruction

NASSAU, Bahamas -- According to a new report by BirdLife International, more than 350 of the planet’s most important bird natural habitats are being threatened and could possibly be lost forever.

News Headlines
#101973
2014-11-25

Global importance of urban agriculture 'underestimated'

Urban agriculture is playing an increasingly important role in global food security, a study has suggested.

News Headlines
#101974
2014-11-25

Goce gravity map traces ocean circulation

Scientists have produced what they say is the most accurate space view yet of global ocean currents and the speed at which they move.

News Headlines
#101975
2014-11-25

Climate change could affect future of Lake Michigan basin

Climate change could lengthen the growing season, make soil drier and decrease winter snowpack in the Lake Michigan Basin by the turn of the century, among other hydrological effects.

News Headlines
#101976
2014-11-25

Primates indispensable for regeneration of tropical forests

Primatologist and plant geneticists have studied the dispersal of tree seeds by New World primates. Primates can influence seed dispersal and spatial genetic kinship structure of plants that serve as their food source.

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#101977
2014-11-25

Conserving soil, water in world's driest wheat region

In the world's driest rainfed wheat region, researchers have identified summer fallow management practices that can make all the difference for farmers, water and soil conservation, and air quality.

News Headlines
#101980
2014-11-25

Hope for monarch butterfly after Mexican logging halted

When millions of monarch butterflies take to the sky and fly thousands of kilometres from the United States and southern Canada to Mexico, the view is breathtaking. But over the last few decades, their numbers have plummeted, and last year hit an all-time low.

News Headlines
#101981
2014-11-25

Chameleon crisis: extinction threatens 36% of world's chameleons

Chameleons are an unmistakable family of wonderfully bizarre reptiles. - See more at: http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1124-hance-chameleon-crisis.html#sthash.wtzspXi2.dpuf

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#101983
2014-11-25

Robots reveal thicker Antarctic sea ice

Sea ice in the Antarctic is much thicker than previously thought, according to new data obtained by robotic submarines.

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#101986
2014-11-25

Namibian genetic resources in the spotlight

WINDHOEK – The ways and means of how to protect and promote innovations and developments from the use of Namibian genetic resources for food and agriculture to extract maximum benefit from them was placed under the spotlight last week when role players in the industry staged the first ever works ...

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#101987
2014-11-25

Future Impact of Climate Change Visible Now in Yemen

Deep underground, Yemen’s old, natural sources of clean, fresh water are drying up. Its reservoirs are depleted faster than they are replenished; its groundwater levels plummet by six meters a year in crowded, mountainous regions outside the cities of Sana’a, Taiz, Dhamar, Amran and Sa’ada.

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#101988
2014-11-25

Scientists confirm new bird species in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The Sulawesi streaked flycatcher -- named after the Indonesia island it's found on -- was first observed 15 years ago. But a team of researchers have only recently been able to collect and analyze the bird's DNA, confirming the species' genetic distinctiveness.

News Headlines
#101945
2014-11-21

Climate fund receives $9.3bn pledge

Thirty nations meeting in Berlin have pledged $9.3bn (£6bn) for a fund to help developing countries cut emissions and prepare for climate change.

News Headlines
#101946
2014-11-21

Salinity counts when it comes to sea level

Using ocean observations and a large suite of climate models, scientists have found that long-term salinity changes have a stronger influence on regional sea level changes than previously thought.

News Headlines
#101947
2014-11-21

Developing land without approval of local people 'a human rights issue of grave concern,' says new report

Throughout the tropics, staggering amounts of land have been designated for natural resource extraction—as much as 40 percent of Peru, 30 percent of Indonesia and 35 percent of Liberia.

News Headlines
#101948
2014-11-21

'Star-gazing' shrimp discovered in South Africa

(Reuters) - A tiny shrimp equipped with large, candy-striped eyes to ward off predators has been discovered in South African waters, the University of Cape Town said on Friday.

News Headlines
#101949
2014-11-21

Is a ban on GM crops more harmful than growing them?

UK’s chief scientist has said GM crops could provide plentiful food with less damage to the environment and at lower costs. But does that mean we should grow them?

News Headlines
#101950
2014-11-21

Kenya's iconic Nairobi national park is under threat, conservationists warn

Wildlife including giraffe, rhino and zebra are under pressure from roads, railways, factories and houses

News Headlines
#101951
2014-11-21

World Parks Congress aims to protect a third of oceans in marine parks

AT LEAST 30 PER CENT of the world's oceans should be protected as marine parks where fishing and mining are banned, according to a new target set at the close of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's World Parks Congress in Sydney yesterday.

News Headlines
#101952
2014-11-21

Europe’s birds are disappearing

Sparrows and starlings are disappearing at an alarming rate in Europe. Richard Inger of the University of Exeter talks to DW about what is behind the decline and what can be done to stop it.

News Headlines
#101953
2014-11-21

Leopards know how to thrive in human territory

BENGALURU: Leopards in human habitations needn't always have strayed in or are in conflict with humans. A pioneering GPS-based study of leopards in India has found that these big cats have strategies to thrive in human habitations.

News Headlines
#101954
2014-11-21

'Out-of-control tourism' hurting wild Ibiza

Rampant tourism is threatening the coastline of the Spanish holiday island of Ibiza while other major wilderness areas are also being seriously neglected by Spanish authorities, a new study shows.

News Headlines
#101955
2014-11-21

Political ideology outweighs observations in climate change opinions

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- No matter what facts or theories people hear, their political opinions often decide how they feel about climate change, a new study suggests.

News Headlines
#101930
2014-11-20

Climate fund receives $9.3bn pledge

Thirty nations meeting in Berlin have pledged $9.3bn (£6bn) for a fund to help developing countries cut emissions and prepare for climate change.

News Headlines
#101931
2014-11-20

Jane Goodall: 5 reasons to have hope for the planet

famous conservationist who ever lived, but also the most well-known and respected female scientist on the planet today

News Headlines
#101932
2014-11-20

Gone for good: world's largest earwig declared extinct

The world has lost a giant: this week the IUCN Red List officially declared St. Helena giant earwig (Labidura herculeana) extinct. While its length of 80 millimeters (3.1 inches) may not seem like much, it's massive for an earwig and impressive for an insect.

News Headlines
#101933
2014-11-20

A Game-Changing Week on Climate Change

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 19 2014 (IPS) - - In recent days, two major developments have injected new life into international action on climate change.

News Headlines
#101934
2014-11-20

Record 1,020 rhino killed in South Africa

A record 1,020 rhinos have been poached in South Africa this year, the government said Thursday, undermining multiple efforts by authorities to curb the slaughter of the endangered species.

News Headlines
#101935
2014-11-20

Curbing population growth not the answer to climate change, say experts

The planet is facing huge environmental challenges and although it’s controversial some argue curbing population growth could help. But UNFPA's Daniel Schensul tells DW controls won't achieve much in the short-term.

News Headlines
#101936
2014-11-20

LVMH the first private company to join the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Biodiversity Research

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LVMH has joined the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Research on Biodiversity (Fondation pour la Recherche sur la Biodiversité (FRB)) in France. This foundation for scientific cooperation aims to promote national, European and international research on biodiversit ...

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#101937
2014-11-20

S Korea’s Park faces climate change test

“Climate change is the greatest challenge of the 21st century,” South Korean President Park Geun-hye told a UN climate summit in New York in September, urging delegates to see environmental action as an opportunity not a burden

News Headlines
#101938
2014-11-20

Fighting Climate Change With Indigenous Livelihoods

In Indonesia, where forests are being destroyed at the highest rates in the world, an untapped solution exists for balancing conservation with economic expansion.

News Headlines
#101939
2014-11-20

World Parks Congress aims to protect a third of oceans in marine parks

The once-a-decade World Parks Congress concluded in Sydney with a new target to reserve 30 per cent of the world's marine areas in parks where fishing is banned.

News Headlines
#101940
2014-11-20

World Parks Congress: why parks are more than just pretty places

The week-long International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s World Parks Congress has culminated with a major international agreement to conserve the world’s natural assets, boost investment in climate change and promote the rights of Indigenous peoples.

News Headlines
#101941
2014-11-20

Ban welcomes $9 billion in pledges to Green Climate Fund at Berlin Conference

20 November 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the pledges of more than $9.3 billion made by Governments towards the initial capitalisation of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) at the first pledging conference for the mechanism, being held in Berlin, Germany.

News Headlines
#101916
2014-11-19

Sustainable palm oil enters the UN environmental agenda

The development program for socially, environmentally and economically sustainable palm oil is poised to accelerate following the signing of a cooperation agreement between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

News Headlines
#101918
2014-11-19

Polar bear population in parts of Alaska, Canada down by 40 percent

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The population of polar bears in parts of Alaska and northwestern Canada has declined by about 40 percent in the first decade of the 2000s, a new study says.

News Headlines
#101919
2014-11-19

Green fund pledges at G20 may herald climate consensus

Two weeks in a row. Last week the US and China agreed to cut their emissions. This week the world's big economies have thrown their weight behind the Green Climate Fund – another shot in the arm for a world consensus on climate change action.

News Headlines
#101921
2014-11-19

A Game-Changing Week on Climate Change

WASHINGTON, Nov 19 2014 (IPS) - - In recent days, two major developments have injected new life into international action on climate change.

News Headlines
#101922
2014-11-19

Over 1,400 Endangered Species Are Threatened By Climate Change, Says New ‘Red List’

Following a new update to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List, over 22,000 species of animals are threatened with extinction, an increase of 310 species from the last update.

News Headlines
#101923
2014-11-19

UN reveals major gaps in water and sanitation – especially in rural areas

19 November 2014 ¦ New York/GENEVA - Global efforts to provide improved water and sanitation for all are gaining momentum, but serious gaps in funding continue to hamper progress, according to a new report from WHO on behalf of UN-Water.

News Headlines
#101924
2014-11-19

People in Peru are drinking an endangered species: Frog juice. For the (supposed) health benefits.

The Titicaca water frog is very large and entirely aquatic and makes its home in the high-altitude rivers that flow into Andean lake for which it is named.

News Headlines
#101925
2014-11-19

Nepal in Asia Protected Area Partnership: IUCN

joined the Asia Protected Areas Partnership that aims to promote best practices, share lessons learnt and develop innovative solutions to conserve the protected areas in the region.

News Headlines
#101926
2014-11-19

New government fund to stem Australian extinctions

On the day an updated Red List of endangered species is published, Australia announces a bold new conservation initiative in national parks

News Headlines
#101927
2014-11-19

World Parks Congress: call to extend no-take share of marine protected areas

The world's oceans need expanded regions where fishing is barred to help preserve fragile ecosystems and protect them from what one leading biologist dubbed "a silent storm" driven by climate change.

News Headlines
#101928
2014-11-19

Canada's acidic lakes are becoming 'jellified'

CAMBRIDGE, England, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The acidification of lakes in Canada in recent decades, caused mostly by industrial pollution, is pushing freshwater habitat into "an entirely new ecological state," researchers say

News Headlines
#101904
2014-11-18

Sushi eaters pushing bluefin tuna toward extinction

GLAND, Switzerland, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The sharp knives of sushi chefs and the hungry mouths of sashimi lovers have helped drive the bluefin tuna to the brink of extinction.

News Headlines
#101905
2014-11-18

Overhaul in tropical forest research needed

New work shows the limitations of long-used research methods in tropical rainforest ecology and points to new technological approaches for understanding forest structures and systems on large geographic scales.

News Headlines
#101906
2014-11-18

First clues found in mysterious sea star die-off

DNA analyses link outbreak along North America's Pacific Coast to a densovirus.

News Headlines
#101907
2014-11-18

Field plots offer biased view of the Amazon

Field plots in the Amazon are often not representative of the habitats surrounding them, potentially biasing extrapolations made across the region, argues a new paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

News Headlines
#101908
2014-11-18

Ending deforestation won't stop carbon emissions from land use change

Even if the world stopped cutting down forests, carbon dioxide emissions from land use change would still pose a major challenge, according to a new paper in Nature Climate Change.

News Headlines
#101909
2014-11-18

Japan cuts Antarctic whale quota after UN court ruling

Japan said Tuesday it has cut its Antarctic whale-catch quota by two-thirds in a move it hopes will convince international opponents it is conducting real science, not hiding a commercial hunt behind a veneer of research.

News Headlines
#101910
2014-11-18

Can love and technology save global biodiversity?

A new inspirational way to engage people to become environmentally active has emerged. Instead of sending messages of loss and destruction, companies are trying to inspire the next generation with positive messages.

News Headlines
#101911
2014-11-18

Making Protected Areas an Integral Part of Development

Working with the Global Environment Facility, the World Bank helped the Brazilian Government implement a series of protected areas that have reversed deforestation in the Amazon and returned benefits to communities.

News Headlines
#101912
2014-11-18

Kenyan Community Benefits From Its Genetic Resources

KAMPALA, UGANDA – In Kenya, residents living around Lake Bogoria in Baringo County have received Kenya shillings 2.3 million, about USD 26,000, as royalties paid by a Danish bio-enzyme company.

News Headlines
#101913
2014-11-18

Growing Coral to Keep a Sea Claim Above Water

TOKYO — Amid warnings that rising sea levels caused by global warming could lead to the disappearance of some entire island states, two tiny uninhabited islets in the Pacific are at the forefront of Japanese research into the preservation and regeneration of coral reefs.

News Headlines
#101914
2014-11-18

Mozambique: World Bank Supports Mozambique's Conservation and Biodiversity Efforts to Reduce Poverty

The World Bank Group's Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$40 million International Development Association (IDA)* grant to support the implementation of the Government of Mozambique's Conservation Areas for Biodiversity and Development Project, known as Mozbio.

News Headlines
#101891
2014-11-17

New gecko described in Madagascar

Researchers have described a previously undocumented species of gecko in Madagascar.

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#101892
2014-11-17

Gabon protects 23% of its coastal waters

Gabon has once again made headlines for a bold conservation initiative.

News Headlines
#101893
2014-11-17

Will New Climate Treaty Be a Thriller, or Shaggy Dog Story?

UXBRIDGE, Canada, Nov 17 2014 (IPS) - This December, 195 nations plus the European Union will meet in Lima for two weeks for the crucial U.N. Conference of the Parties on Climate Change, known as COP 20. The hope in Lima is to produce the first complete draft of a new global climate agreement.

News Headlines
#101895
2014-11-17

Global summit seeks to protect biodiverse areas

The World Parks Congress is underway in Sydney. The global gathering, from November 12-19, aims to set the agenda for protecting the most valuable areas on Earth over the next 10 years.

News Headlines
#101896
2014-11-17

Endangered species: Food and fuel pursuit pushing animals to extinction — especially fish

Snakes, butterflies, and a number of exotic fish are on the brink of extinction, according to the latest list of the world's most endangered species.

News Headlines
#101897
2014-11-17

Zambia: Climate Change Impact On Zambian Elephants

CLIMATE change is real, "Climate change" affects more than just a change in the weather, and it refers to seasonal changes over a long period.

News Headlines
#101898
2014-11-17

Pacific bluefin tuna, American eel listed as endangered species

The International Union for Conservation of Nature has added Pacific bluefin tuna and American eel to its new list of species at risk of extinction.

News Headlines
#101899
2014-11-17

Women Spearhead Biodiversity Protection in Tajikistan

Despite being a biodiversity hotspot, since the collapse of the Soviet Union in the 1980s, Tajikistan has remained a poor country.

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#101900
2014-11-17

Protecting forests alone would not halt land-use change emissions

Global forest conservation measures meant to mitigate climate change are likely to drive massive cropland expansion into shrublands or savannahs to satisfy the ever-growing hunger for arable land. The consequent changes in land use could cause substantial greenhouse gas emissions, a new study in ...

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#101902
2014-11-17

Can Environmental Funds Improve The Biodiversity Performance Of Extractive Industries In Africa?

One of the sessions this week at the World Parks Congress presented the outcomes of a workshop I facilitated in September in Doula, Cameroun.

News Headlines
#101882
2014-11-14

World on track to meet 2020 goal for protected land, sea, but more work urgently needed – UN

13 November 2014 – While the world is on track to meet a 2020 target on the expansion of protected areas, more work is needed to ensure areas of importance for biodiversity and ecosystem services are prioritized for protection under equitably managed conditions, according to a new United Nations ...

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#101883
2014-11-14

Researchers 'appalled' as EU chief scientist role is axed

Researchers across Europe have expressed dismay at the scrapping of the role of EU Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA).

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#101884
2014-11-14

Record-breaking ocean temperatures wreak havoc

THE world's oceans are the hottest they've ever been in the modern record. An analysis shared exclusively with New Scientist suggests that the global slowdown in the rise of air temperatures is probably over, and we are entering another period of rapid warming.

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#101885
2014-11-14

Conservation report reinforces fears over 'paper parks'

There's a sense of déjà vu at the once-in-a-decade World Parks Congress in Sydney this week, where it was announced that the world is on track to meet a 2020 target on the expansion of protected areas.

News Headlines
#101886
2014-11-14

Surprising reasons to be optimistic about saving forests

In the 1990s, the world watched with alarm as vast tracts of tropical rainforest were torn down for timber and croplands, dug up for minerals and energy, and flooded for hydroelectric projects.

News Headlines
#101887
2014-11-14

Lightning strikes will increase due to climate change

For every 1C of global warming lightning strikes will increase by about 12%, new research shows, but scientists don’t yet know where increases will occur

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#101888
2014-11-14

Extinction risk may be overrated but reefs still vulnerable

We may be overestimating the extinction risk of individual marine species on coral reefs but this is no cause for complacency, scientists warn.

News Headlines
#101890
2014-11-14

Green List promotes best conservation areas

Conservation groups often highlight species or ecosystems at risk. An effort launched on 14 November turns that approach on its head, seeking for the first time to systematically recognize the world's best-managed protected areas, which offer the most favourable conditions for flora and fauna.

News Headlines
#101867
2014-11-13

Push for biodiversity to have deeper role in SDGs

Biodiversity is moving up the global development agenda, following a major meeting of policymakers at the 12th Conference of Parties (COP12) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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#101868
2014-11-13

Can't dump on Great Barrier Reef but you can next door

This could muddy the waters. Australia has announced it will not allow the dumping of dredged up material inside the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

News Headlines
#101869
2014-11-13

China's old-growth forests vanishing despite government policies

China's anti-logging, conservation and ecotourism policies are accelerating the loss of old-growth forests in one of the world's most ecologically fragile places, according to studies.

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#101870
2014-11-13

The oceans' sensitive skin: Ocean acidification affects climate-relevant functions at the sea-surface microlayer

Ocean acidification might alter climate-relevant functions of the oceans' uppermost layer, according to a study by a group of marine scientists.

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#101871
2014-11-13

Reducing deforestation is good for business, argues report

Some of the world's largest companies are making progress in disclosing and addressing deforestation risk within their commodity supply chains, but much work is left to be done to shift to more sustainable practices, argues a new report from the Climate Disclosure Project.

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#101872
2014-11-13

World Parks Congress in Sydney to tackle weaknesses in conservation

INTERNATIONAL visitors to the World Parks Congress, which starts today in Sydney, may have taken their first close-up look at Australian conservation while they were still in the air.

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#101873
2014-11-13

Nature reserves on the rise but funds lacking: UN

Sydney - Vast areas of land and sea have become environmental sanctuaries in recent years but the world is not funding them adequately, the United Nations warned on Thursday.

News Headlines
#101874
2014-11-13

Australia 'going backwards' on climate change targets

While China and the US have agreed on reduced emissions targets, Australia's commitment to tackling climate change is faltering.

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#101875
2014-11-13

Bolivia's balancing act on food and forests

In Bolivia, Mother Earth has the right to life, biodiversity, clean water and air, equilibrium, restoration and pollution-free living. That law, passed in 2012, gives humans the duty to protect those rights.

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#101876
2014-11-13

GMO battles over 'settled' science spur new study of crops

(Reuters) - Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, and its brethren of global biotech crop developers are spreading the word that as far as the safety of their genetically modified grain goes, the science is solidly on their side.

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#101877
2014-11-13

Combatting illegal fishing in offshore marine reserves

Researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) at James Cook University in Australia have found a way to predict illegal fishing activities to help authorities better protect marine reserves.

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#101852
2014-11-12

Climate change could cause expansion of ocean dead zones

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Dead zones in the world's oceans are expected to warm and expand by the end of the century due to climate change, says a new study.

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#101853
2014-11-12

Panama sets new raptor migration record

PANAMA CITY, Panama, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- More than two million raptors soared through skies above Panama City, circling and gliding as they made their way across the Central American capital as they complete the last leg of their 600-plus-mile journey from North to South America.

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#101854
2014-11-12

Farmers, scientists divided over climate change

Crop producers and scientists hold deeply different views on climate change and its possible causes, a study shows.

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#101855
2014-11-12

Land management is ‘drowning in a sea of data’

Forests, deserts and other habitats are suffering while decision makers are busy sifting through the myriad of indicators for effective land management — and different methods for collecting this sea of data only dilute the impact that research has on policy, a meeting heard.

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