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#101617
2014-10-24

St. Kitts and Nevis in Forefront of Biodiversity Board

Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 23, 2014 (SKNIS): St. Kitts and Nevis will have a leading voice contributing to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), as the Federation was elected to the CBD Conference of the Parties (COP) Bureau for COP 13 to be held in Mexico in 2016.

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#101618
2014-10-24

Science chief warns on acid oceans

The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions.

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#101619
2014-10-24

As permafrost soils thaw, soil microbes amplify global climate change

Scientists have discovered how an invisible menagerie of microbes in permafrost soils acts as global drivers of Earth processes such as climate via gas exchange between soils and the atmosphere.

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#101620
2014-10-24

Global consumption an increasingly significant driver of tropical deforestation

International trade with agricultural and wood products is an increasingly important driver of tropical deforestation.

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#101621
2014-10-24

Desert streams: Deceptively simple

Volatile rainstorms drive complex landscape changes in deserts, particularly in dryland channels, which are shaped by flash flooding.

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#101622
2014-10-24

Beef, palm oil, soy, and wood products from 8 countries responsible for 1/3 of forest destruction

Four commodities produced in just eight countries are responsible for a third of the world's forest loss, according to a new report.

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#101623
2014-10-24

Brazil declares new protected area larger than Delaware

Earlier this week, the Brazilian government announced the declaration of a new federal reserve deep in the Amazon rainforest.

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#101624
2014-10-24

Biosecurity gaps led to 36 invasive species entering Australia since 2000

Invasive Species Council says Australia has not heeded lessons from decision to introduce cane toad in Queensland in 1935

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#101625
2014-10-24

Africa: Sustaining Africa's Development By Leveraging On Climate Change

Marrakech — By leveraging knowledge about climate change, through adopting improved agriculture technologies and using water and energy more effectively, Africa can accelerate its march towards sustainable development.

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#101626
2014-10-24

Sustainable wildlife management essential for protecting biodiversity

Wildlife is an important renewable natural resource, with economic, cultural, nutritional and recreational value to humans, Parties at the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12), held in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea concluded.

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#101628
2014-10-24

European Leaders Agree on Targets to Fight Climate Change

BRUSSELS — The 28 leaders of the European Union agreed early on Friday on targets for protecting the climate and generating greener power despite deep divisions among their nations over how to produce energy.

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#101629
2014-10-24

Acid oceans: the risk from carbon emissions

Some species 'may not last the century' as rich eco-systems are threatened by industrial emissions

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#101630
2014-10-24

Wildlife Conservation: Protected Areas the Best Bet for Elephants Caught Between Poaching and Human Encounters

Two elephants lost their lives when they came in touch with an electric wire, suspected to be put up by villagers in India's northern West Bengal to protect their paddy crop.

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#101600
2014-10-23

Karakoram glacier anomaly resolved, a cold case of climate science

Researchers may have hit upon an answer to a climate-change puzzle that has eluded scientists for years, namely why glaciers in the Karakoram range of the Himalayas have remained stable and even increased in mass while glaciers nearby and worldwide have been receding.

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#101601
2014-10-23

Gold mining expanding rapidly along Guiana Shield, threatening forests, water, wildlife

Gold mining is on the rise in the Guiana Shield, a geographic region of South America that holds one of the world’s largest undisturbed tract of rainforest.

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#101602
2014-10-23

Sustaining Africa’s Development by Leveraging on Climate Change

MARRAKECH, Oct 23 2014 (IPS) - By leveraging knowledge about climate change, through adopting improved agriculture technologies and using water and energy more effectively, Africa can accelerate its march towards sustainable development.

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#101603
2014-10-23

Climate Negotiators “Sleepwalking” in Bonn

BONN, Oct 22 2014 (IPS) - The 410,000 people who took to the streets for climate action in New York City during the U.N. Climate Summit would have been outraged by the 90-minute delay and same-old political posturing at the first day of a crucial round of climate treaty negotiations in Bonn at t ...

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#101604
2014-10-23

The Nagoya Protocol: A Treaty Waiting to Happen

PYEONGCHANG, Republic of Korea, Oct 22 2014 (IPS) - For over 20 years, Mote Bahadur Pun of Nepal’s western Myagdi district has been growing ‘Paris polyphylla’ – a Himalayan herb used to cure pain, burns and fevers.

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#101605
2014-10-23

Five graphs that explain the EU 2030 energy and climate deal

As David Cameron prepares to join EU leaders to set new targets for emissions, energy savings and renewables, we look at the data and what it means for the UK

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#101606
2014-10-23

Biodiversity to guide development

GOVERNMENT'S environment and planning agency has begun the process of updating the country's National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP), which is expected to inform the island's development decisions and poverty-reduction strategies.

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#101607
2014-10-23

Albania’s Coastal Wetlands: Killing Field for Migrating Birds

Millions of birds migrating between Africa and Europe are being illegally hunted on the Balkan Peninsula, with the most egregious poaching occurring in Albania. Conservationists and the European Commission are calling for an end to the carnage.

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#101608
2014-10-23

For Bhutan, it Takes a Community to Save the Snow Leopard

The snow leopard, like most of the world’s big cats, survives by keeping a low profile.

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#101575
2014-10-22

Australian scientists studying the effects of ocean acidification on marine life

Chambers are being set up by Australian scientists under Antarctic sea ice to test the impact of ocean acidification on marine life.

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#101576
2014-10-22

UN meet signs off on biodiversity roadmap amid 2020 target concerns

Delegates meeting under the umbrella of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) on Friday closed a two-week long meet held in South Korea after agreeing to a series of 33 decisions.

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#101578
2014-10-22

Mechanism behind nature's sparkles revealed

Researchers from the University of Bristol have revealed "a universal explanation" for many of the dazzling coloured and silvery reflections in the natural world.

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