Last week, Namibia was one of two countries that celebrated Biodiversity Action Day. This year, the celebrations which included tours in the Namib Desert, were held at the Gobabeb Research and Training Centre situated in the Namib Naukluft Park. The theme for this year's National Biodiversity Ac ...
Your loyal pooch may be bringing a whole world of bacteria into your home — but don't panic. Research suggests that exposure to a wide variety of microbes may be good for us.
The state Biodiversity Board’s initiative, Shanthi Sthal, involving creation of man-made forests in private lands, is catching up.
Earlier this month, Australia’s Big Four banks copped a serve over their support of the coal and gas extraction industries, focusing attention on the ways large banks' investment decisions can put the future of the Great Barrier Reef at risk.
Officials of the Department of the Environment are participating in a workshop in attempt to establish the linkages between international environmental agreements and Belize’s national development agenda.
Late in 2011, a team of 14 scientists published a groundbreaking paper in the prestigious journal Science. The paper, entitled Global Seabird Response to Forage Fish Depletion – One-Third for the Birds provided convincing evidence that seabirds begin to suffer when the food available in the ocea ...
Nearly all of the member countries of the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC) will attend the week-long workshop to further cooperation and understanding on international ocean forecasting capabilities and needs in the Indian Ocean.
Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, made one of his strongest speeches yet on the dangers of a warming planet when he warned this month that climate change is "the greatest risk we have ever faced". Action must be taken now, the Prince said, because the risk of doing nothing is "too great."
In early 2012 once-in-a-century floods submerged swaths of Great Britain and Ireland, causing some $1.52 billion in damages. Then in June record-high temperatures in Russia sparked wildfires that consumed 74 million acres of pristine Siberian taiga.
Combating climate change effects should be integrated into every ministerial agenda and not left to the Ministry of Natural Resources (Minirena) alone, the Natural Resources minister has said.
Label this one under the category of the news that’s not too surprising, but somewhat depressing nonetheless. In an effort to provide “fair and balanced” coverage on climate change, the mainstream press and media “routinely cites climate contrarian think tanks without reporting their ties to the ...
New climate projections for the Congo Basin have renewed the call for informed and collaborative responses to climate change in Central Africa
GENEVA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Work on reducing the risk of disasters cannot be separated from efforts to tackle climate change and to move towards more sustainable development, an international conference on disaster risk reduction agreed this week.
Does giving to animal causes take funds away from humans in desperate need?
What people take from nature – water, food, timber, inspiration, relaxation – are so abundant, it seems self-evident. Until you try to quantitatively understand how and to what extent they contribute to humans.
Following his recent visit to Namibia, members of the African caucus to the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) met with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Dr James Anaya, to brief him on the issues affecting the San, Khoi, Batwa and Babuti indigenous peo ...
Rajouri/Jammu,May 23 (Scoop News) –Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University’s Centre for Biodiversity Studies (CBS) celebrated International Day for Biological Diversity which has been declared by the United Nations and celebrated all over the world for the promotion of biodiversity issues.
LONDON – Several leading authorities on climate change have given a guarded welcome to research suggesting the Earth may warm more slowly than scientists had expected.
Chinese scientists have acquired new insights into how white tigers get their colouration.
Villagers in rural Hunchun have mixed feelings about initiative's initial success in boosting population of endangered big cat
The United Nations designated May 22 as the “International Day for Biological Diversity,” to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. “Water and Biodiversity” is this year’s theme.
KOLKATA: Electronic fence and mobile squad to keep elephants and gaurs off train tracks and forest villages in North Bengal, drive elephants away from human settlements in forest areas of Rupnarayan, Kharagpur, Bankura and Purulia, rescue and transport leopards from North Bengal, install nylon n ...
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan needs to improve its floodplain management, consider water conservation and focus on harnessing the power of excessive rains to solve its water crisis, said experts at a ceremony in Islamabad on Wednesday.
Biodiversity and ecosystem services have an important role to play in attaining the sustainable development goals relating to food security, water, energy and poverty eradication, the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity said at Headquarters today.
FIJI joined billions of people around the world in marking World Biodiversity Day yesterday in Colo-i-Suva.