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2018-05-25

Climate Change
Yale Climate Connections, 2018-05-25
Emojis have become a regular part of today’s online conversations. Those little pictures have evolved far beyond smiley faces. There are now hundreds of icons to liven up a message, from rainbows and hearts, to tiny koala bears and margaritas.
Phys.org, 2018-05-25
The world of reptiles may well include creatures that are more spectacular than the Gehyra variegata, but nevertheless, this small nocturnal gecko has managed to make a couple of fascinating new contributions to the discussion about the ecological consequences of climate change.
Phys.org, 2018-05-25
Today, only the eldest inhabitants of the Danube Delta recall that the river froze nearly every winter; since the second half of the 20th century, Europe's second-largest river has only rarely frozen over. This is due to the rising winter and water temperatures in Central and Eastern Europe, as a German-Romanian research team recently determined. Their analysis has just been published in Scientific Reports.
Devdiscourse, 2018-05-25
Scientists from the University of Leeds in the UK assessed the impact of climate change on land that could support agriculture in the boreal region, which includes large sections of Canada, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Russia and the US.
The Boston Globe, 2018-05-25
Beekeepers in the United States reported an increase in honeybee deaths over the last year, possibly the result of erratic weather patterns brought on by a changing climate, according to the scientist leading an annual survey on the insects.
Phys.org, 2018-05-25
A new NASA-led study shows that climate change is likely to intensify extreme weather events known as atmospheric rivers across most of the globe by the end of this century, while slightly reducing their number.
National Observer, 2018-05-25
According to an African proverb (and the Dalai Lama), “If you think you’re too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a closed room with a mosquito.” The saying implies that even when we feel insignificant and powerless, we can create a buzz. But mosquitoes and other tiny critters can literally have a huge impact.
Cities and Biodiversity
Landscape News, 2018-05-25
There is hope for a “renaissance of nature,” according to a recent article in the Journal BioScience. In a hundred years, the authors predict, the conditions for nature will be much better than they are now, primarily due to ongoing urbanization. The task for the coming decades is to make sure not too much gets lost in the interim.
Communication, Education and Public Awareness
Deutsche Welle, 2018-05-25
Gideon Mendel is a critically acclaimed photographer who across 30 years has transformed his photojournalism into art into activism. Born in Johannesburg in 1959, Mendel began his career during the struggle against apartheid, and then moved to London to devote himself to capturing the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Forest Biodiversity
Eco-Business, 2018-05-25
The sea of green on the Kampar Peninsula is one of last large intact lowland peatland forests of Sumatra. Five years ago, Restorasi Ekosistem Riau was established to ensure the biodiversity and the livelihoods it supports are protected and restored.
Global Taxonomy Initiative
Asian Scientist, 2018-05-25
esearchers have identified a new species of mountain-dwelling shrews in the Philippines, highlighting the importance of preserving this unique mammal’s habitat.
Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Herald (Zimbabwe), 2018-05-25
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has approved a $10,1 million fund to finance a project that seeks to strengthen biodiversity and ecosystems management and climate-smart landscapes in the mid to lower Zambezi.
International Day for Biological Diversity
Peninsula Clarion, 2018-05-25
Unbeknownst to most folks, this past Tuesday was the International Day for Biological Diversity. The United Nations declared May 22 as the day to help make people aware of the importance of biodiversity, 25 years after the Convention on Biology Diversity was approved as a multilateral treaty in late 1993 by 196 countries. The convention has three main goals: the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from genetic resources.
Polar Biodiversity
BBC News, 2018-05-25
Scientists have discovered three vast canyons in one of the last places to be explored on Earth - under the ice at the South Pole. The deep troughs run for hundreds of kilometres, cutting through tall mountains - none of which are visible at the snowy surface of the continent.
Research and Science
Phys.org, 2018-05-25
All plants require an adequate supply of inorganic nutrients, such as fixed nitrogen (usually in the form of ammonia or nitrate), for growth. A special group of flowering plants thus depends on close symbiotic relationships with nitrogen-fixing bacteria as a source of fixed nitrogen. The plant provides specialized root nodules as housing for its bacterial benefactors, which allows them to make use of energy-rich organic carbon compounds in return for the ammonia they generate from atmospheric nitrogen. Thus, both partners reap advantages from the relationship.
Phys.org, 2018-05-25
Iridescence is a form of structural colour which uses regular repeating nanostructures to reflect light at slightly different angles, causing a colour-change effect.
Guardian (Australia), 2018-05-25
Taking action on climate change and protecting endangered species are probably not the first two things that spring to mind when people think of banks. But this is exactly what prompted Bank Australia to embark on a world-first sustainability project for a banking institution when it established its Conservation Reserve.

2018-05-24

Climate Change
Yale Climate Connections, 2018-05-24
Forests in the northeastern U.S. are lush and diverse. Towering oaks in southern Connecticut give way to majestic sugar maples in Maine.
Guardian (UK), 2018-05-24
New targets will set Scotland on course to become one of the first countries in the world to achieve a 100% reduction in carbon emissions, the Scottish government has claimed, although it has stopped short of committing to becoming carbon-neutral by 2050.
Chemicals and Pollution
Civil Eats, 2018-05-24
In April, when the European Union announced a ban on neonicotinoid insecticides, it was widely reported as a victory for bees and other pollinators. Following years of scientific research linking neonics with declining pollinator health, and a major report from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), lawmakers moved to ban all outdoor use of the three most commonly used neonics. And just last week, a European court upheld the validity of an earlier ban on these insecticides.
Communication, Education and Public Awareness
Times of Malta, 2018-05-24
My Path With Nature, the 11th solo exhibition by Andrew Micallef featuring his latest collection of 38 paintings mainly in acrylic, catches a glimpse of Maltese biodiversity and the natural environment from an artistic point of view.
Forest Biodiversity
Viet Nam News, 2018-05-24
Two rare large-antlered muntjac have been photographed in a forest in Quảng Nam Province, providing hope for the future of the species.
Gender and Biodiversity
Yahoo! News, 2018-05-24
Mauritania, climate change has pushed women into leadership roles. Lengthy periods of drought have significantly reduced the amount of available grazing land in this West African nation, forcing herders to travel long distances to feed and water their herds.
International Day for Biological Diversity
Punch (Nigeria), 2018-05-24
On Tuesday, May 22, the world celebrated the International Day of Biodiversity. This year’s event was special because it is the silver jubilee: Year 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Business Ghana, 2018-05-24
Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, has signalled the government’s determination to effectively protect wetlands across the country. As part this, a stakeholder management committee was going to be inaugurated to engage with the other bodies to halt the wanton destruction of designated areas of international importance under the Ramsar Convention. He announced this at ceremony held at the Densu Delta Ramsar Site in Accra, to mark the 25th anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention on Biological Diversity. The theme chosen for this year’s event was "Celebrating 25 years of action for biodiversity".It sought to highlight progress made in the achievement of biodiversity objectives at the national and global leve
The News, 2018-05-24
Islamabad : On International Biodiversity Day (IBD), speakers at an event urged youth to plant as much trees as possible to preserve the nature.
Marine and Coastal Biodiversity
Phys.org, 2018-05-24
In many animals, males pursue alternative tactics when competing for the fertilization of eggs. Some cichlid fishes from Lake Tanganyika breed in empty snail shells, which may select for extremely divergent mating tactics. A recent study at the Institute of Ecology and Evolution of the University of Bern shows that different male types within a species produce divergent sperm, specializing either in speed or longevity.
Brinkwire, 2018-05-24
Over the last 30 years, 50% of the world’s coral reefs have suffered significant damage due to climate change and acidification with the last three being the worst in reefs recent history. Major coral bleaching events, which transpire when water temperatures are too high, have occurred in the Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean and parts of the Red Sea.
Polar Biodiversity
Guardian (International Edition), 2018-05-24
Despite vanishing sea ice and shorter winters, Labrador’s polar bear population is among the healthiest in the world – and it could be thanks to the harp seals.
Research and Science
Phys.org, 2018-05-24
Coffee is one of the largest commodity crops in the world, with people consuming more than 2.25 billion cups every day. Climate change is predicted to decrease the area suitable for growing coffee by as much as 50 percent by 2050. Differences in temperature and rainfall patterns are already making the crop more susceptible to diseases and pests.

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  • United Nations Environment Programme