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Climate Change
Inter Press Service News Agency, 2017-04-27
PORT OF SPAIN, Apr 26 2017 (IPS) - As two environmental activist groups in Trinidad and Tobago powered by young volunteers prepare to ramp up their climate change and sustainability activism, they are also contemplating their own sustainability and how they can become viable over the long-term.
Reuters, 2017-04-27
ROME, April 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Water scarcity half a world away caused by climate change could push up prices for meat and diary products in Europe by disrupting supplies of soybean, which is widely used as feed for livestock, researchers said Wednesday.
National Geographic, 2017-04-27
As climate change displaces everything from moose to microbes, it’s affecting human foods, businesses, and diseases.
Ex-Situ Conservation
National Post (Canada), 2017-04-27
MONTREAL — For environmentalists who have fought for decades to protect a shrinking caribou herd outside Val d’Or, Que., it is the final indignity.
Invasive Alien Species
Haaretz.com, 2017-04-27
Eilat is home to Israel’s one and only coral reef, which is quite the tourism magnet
Marine and Coastal Biodiversity
Huffington Post, 2017-04-27
Imagine an area 34 times the size of Manhattan. Now imagine it covered ankle-deep in plastic waste — piles of soda bottles and plastic bags, takeout containers by the mile, drinking straws as far as the eye can see.
Traditional Knowledge, Innovations and Practices - Article 8(j)
allAfrica.com, 2017-04-27
Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu's documentary looking at ways in which indigenous knowledge and technological advancement can provide opportunities for women living in rural Rwanda.
Mongabay.com, 2017-04-27
Wildlife crime plagues nearly half of the world’s natural UNESCO World Heritage sites, according to a new WWF report.
Mongabay.com, 2017-04-27
Beef has never been a favored meat in most of Asia. Cows are harder to raise than chickens and pigs, which take up less space and can be fed scraps.
Deutsche Welle, 2017-04-27
Penguins are cute to watch, which makes them ideal candidates for animal attractions. But are the sensitive animals really cut out for life in zoos, spas and entertainment parks?
EurActiv.com, 2017-04-27
At the beginning of April, the European Parliament voted in favour of a resolution on palm oil and rainforest destruction that includes setting up a single certification scheme for palm oil imports by 2020 to guarantee that only sustainably produced palm oil enters the European Union market and to require that information on food packaging or accessible through technological features indicates that any palm oil content is produced sustainably.


Climate Change
Reuters, 2017-04-26
Climate change has put nearly 12 million Colombians at risk from natural disasters like flooding and landslides, which could kill hundreds and cause serious infrastructure damage, the environment minister said on Tuesday.
Gender and Biodiversity
UNDP, 2017-04-26
Discussions on risk reduction will be centre stage over the coming months, and gender will undoubtedly enter the conversation.
Invasive Alien Species
Christian Science Monitor, 2017-04-26
Yes, say chefs and conservationists. But only if traps or robots can bring in more lionfish from depths divers can't reach.
Migratory Species
Science Daily, 2017-04-26
Wind and precipitation play a crucial role in advancing or delaying the breeding cycles of North American tree swallows, according to the results of a new study.
Polar Biodiversity
Scientific American, 2017-04-26
The changes in the region are so significant they will have implications across the globe
Protected Areas / In-Situ Conservation
Andina, 2017-04-26
Lima, Apr. 25. Peru will strengthen conservation of various marine and coastal protected areas thanks to a €10-million contribution by the German Government, Environment Minister Elsa Galarza announced on Tuesday.
Deutsche Welle, 2017-04-26
Is the state of our environment really all doom and gloom? The first Conservation Optimism Summit suggests a need, as well as a cause, for optimism.
Science Daily, 2017-04-26
A new study indicates that the number of plant and animal species at risk of extinction may be considerably higher than previously thought. A team of researchers, however, believe they've come up with a formula that will help paint a more accurate picture.
Washington Post, 2017-04-26
A report by a leading research body monitoring the Arctic has found that previous projections of global sea level rise for the end of the century could be too low, thanks in part to the pace of ice loss of Arctic glaciers and the vast ice sheet of Greenland.


Climate Change
Yale Environment 360, 2017-04-25
The abrupt change in direction of a Yukon river because of a rapidly melting glacier has attracted international attention.
Science Daily, 2017-04-25
Climate change could lead to overall increase in river flow, but more droughts and floods, study shows
Reuters, 2017-04-25
TEPIC, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change should be grasped as an opportunity to attract vast capital flows into low-carbon investments, create jobs and spur economic growth, rather than viewed as a money-absorbing burden, top officials and experts said.
Japan Today, 2017-04-25
TOKYO—— With contrasts being such a notable feature of life in Japan, it is no surprise that – like in most countries – opinions of older and younger generations on climate change are so different.
BBC News, 2017-04-25
Artificial lawns, plants from arid countries and flower beds designed to cope with floods are among future features of UK gardens outlined in a major new report.
Forest Biodiversity
allAfrica.com, 2017-04-25
Dodoma — The Minister of State in Vice President's Office (Union Affairs and Environment), Mr January Makamba, yesterday told the Parliament that serious measures are required to save the country from environmental disaster.
Polar Biodiversity
Radio Canada International, 2017-04-25
We are hearing more and more about stress, and threats to the Arctic, but not so much about Antarctica.
Protected Areas / In-Situ Conservation
CTV (Canada), 2017-04-25
The world needs to do more to protect the Antarctic wilderness and its wildlife, scientists warned Tuesday, as they marked World Penguin Day.
Forbes, 2017-04-25
Picture Kenya. You’d be forgiven for defaulting to mainstream media imagery of people in poverty - starvation, flies, and sprawling slums. Or perhaps you picture an open savannah at sunset, the red glow silhouetting a herd of elephants as they move slowly across the horizon.


Climate Change
Inter Press Service News Agency, 2017-04-24
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 24 2017 (IPS) - Keen to tap its natural resources as a way to boost its struggling economy, Guyana struck a multi-million-dollar deal with Norway in 2009.

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