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.
The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions.
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.
International trade with agricultural and wood products is an increasingly important driver of tropical deforestation.
Volatile rainstorms drive complex landscape changes in deserts, particularly in dryland channels, which are shaped by flash flooding.
Four commodities produced in just eight countries are responsible for a third of the world's forest loss, according to a new report.
Earlier this week, the Brazilian government announced the declaration of a new federal reserve deep in the Amazon rainforest.
Invasive Species Council says Australia has not heeded lessons from decision to introduce cane toad in Queensland in 1935
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.
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.
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.
Some species 'may not last the century' as rich eco-systems are threatened by industrial emissions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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
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.
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.
The snow leopard, like most of the world’s big cats, survives by keeping a low profile.
Chambers are being set up by Australian scientists under Antarctic sea ice to test the impact of ocean acidification on marine life.
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.
Researchers from the University of Bristol have revealed "a universal explanation" for many of the dazzling coloured and silvery reflections in the natural world.