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#102563
2015-01-30

Marine Resources in High Seas Should be Shared Equitably

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 29 2015 (IPS) - After almost 10 years of often frustrating negotiations, the U.N. ad hoc committee on BBNJ decided, by consensus, to set in motion a process that will result in work commencing on a legally binding international instrument on the conservation and sustainable u ...

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#102564
2015-01-30

Previous climatic shifts deprived oceans of oxygen

DAVIS, Calif., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Dead zones -- massive stratified columns of oxygen-deprived water -- could become the new normal in oceans around the world as global temperatures continue to rise. New research, published this week in the journal PLOS ONE, links ancient climate change to dead zon ...

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#102565
2015-01-30

Scientists investigate link between skyrocketing sea slug populations, warming seas

A team of California scientists believes a far-flung Okenia rosacea bloom -- along with a slew of other marine species spotted north of their typical ranges -- may signal a much larger shift in ocean climate and a strong forthcoming El Niño.

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#102566
2015-01-30

Survey finds US public still supports science

The US public trusts scientists and supports science. But scientists and non-scientists are concerned about the state of children’s science education, and researchers are dismayed about the state of US science, according to a poll released on 29 January.

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#102567
2015-01-30

Focus on Gender: Farming app is out of touch with reality

A smartphone app called IFA Krishi Nepal has been designed to inform Nepali farmers about agricultural techniques, livestock disease, the weather and market prices, SciDev.Net reported earlier this month.

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#102568
2015-01-30

When is a forest a forest? How definitions affect monitoring

We live in a world of constant beta,” explains James Anderson, communications officer for the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) Forests program.

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#102569
2015-01-30

UK supermarkets failing to stock enough sustainable fish, says report

Sainsbury’s offers the most with 163 certified products, but despite rising consumer demand Tesco stocked 18, Morrisons eight and Lidl just seven sustainable seafood products

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#102570
2015-01-30

Regions Refocus 2015 Urges For Structural Shifts to Achieve Sustainable Development

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 29 2015 (IPS) - The new initiative Regions Refocus 2015, housed at the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, draws attention to the systemic and structural shifts required to achieve sustainable development.

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#102571
2015-01-30

Ramsar site that even migratory birds shun

KAPURTHALA: Not only has least diversity in bird species been observed at Kanjhli - the smallest Ramsar site of Punjab - but the wetland has been found to be in a bad shape during the recent Asian Water-bird Census (AWC).

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#102549
2015-01-29

Climate concern 'linked to floods'

Public belief in the reality of climate change has risen in Britain, partly because of the 2013 winter floods, according to a report.

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#102550
2015-01-29

News from the depths: A new cave-dwelling flatworm species from the Brazilian savanna

Field research in a limestone cave in the Brazilian savanna recorded the first obligate cave-dwelling flatworm of the suborder Continenticola in South America.

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#102551
2015-01-29

Ocean acidification changes balance of biofouling communities

A new study of marine organisms that make up the 'biofouling community' -- tiny creatures that attach themselves to ships' hulls and rocks in the ocean around the world -- shows how they adapt to changing ocean acidification.

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#102552
2015-01-29

Include genes in climate change plans, urges FAO

The UN is mooting the inclusion of genetic resources in guidelines for national climate change adaptation plans to support food security in developing countries.

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#102553
2015-01-29

Monarch butterfly population rises a little, but still perilously low

The world's migrating monarch butterfly population has bounced back slightly from its record low last year, but the new numbers are still the second smallest on record.

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#102554
2015-01-29

OPINION: Brazil Can Help Steer SDGs Towards Ambitious Targets

BRASILIA, Jan 29 2015 (IPS) - With the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expiring at the end of this year to be replaced by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which will set priorities for the next fifteen years, 2015 will be a crucial year for the future of global development.

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#102555
2015-01-29

British belief in climate change on the rise, research finds

Poll finds 15% say climate change is major threat in next two decades, jumping to 29% for people with direct recent experience of flooding

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#102556
2015-01-29

Pandas at risk of deadly virus

Giant pandas are an endangered species with a population of just 2,000 animals. Now they face a new threat: Two pandas at a Chinese breeding center have died of canine distemper, a virus related to measels.

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#102557
2015-01-29

2015 a ‘Once in a Generation Opportunity’ for Sustainable Development

The head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said today that while there is tremendous volatility and turmoil around the world, this year presented a unique opportunity to eradicate poverty and agree on a path for sustainable development.

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#102558
2015-01-29

UN opens for business: the Sustainable Development Goals Fund explained

Paloma Durán, director of the Sustainable Development Goals Fund at the United Nations Development Programme, answers questions about the lessons the UN has learned on bringing in businesses to achieve development goals

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#102559
2015-01-29

UN agency urges greater protections for ‘inland fisheries’ – a key source of global nutrition

29 January 2015 – The world's network of lakes, rivers and streams that provide fish and fresh drinking water to millions of people must be better managed in order to safeguard their ongoing contribution to healthy diets and the global economy, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organizatio ...

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#102533
2015-01-28

Study: Ongoing bee decline could exacerbate malnutrition

BURLINGTON, Vt., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Declining pollinator populations could push a quarter of the world's population back toward malnutrition, especially in developing countries where poverty is common and food is scarce.

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#102534
2015-01-28

First step in plan to save northern white rhino

Experts are pinning their hopes on in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) to save the northern white rhino from extinction.

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#102535
2015-01-28

'World can cut carbon emissions and live well'

Forests around the world will need to be expanded by 5-15% to limit global temperature rises to 2C.

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#102536
2015-01-28

Dog disease in lions spread by multiple species

Canine distemper, a viral disease that's been infecting the famed lions of Tanzania's Serengeti National Park, appears to be spread by multiple animal species, according to a study published by a transcontinental team of scientists.

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#102537
2015-01-28

Droughts threaten high-altitude Himalayan forests

Timberlines in the region are shifting downslope, bucking trend seen on other mountain ranges.

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