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2017-01-17

Climate Change
Guardian (UK), 2017-01-17
A new study shows the Northeast USA will reach the dangerous 2°C warming threshold faster than most of the rest of the planet
Business and Biodiversity
Deutsche Welle, 2017-01-17
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, major corporations have signed on to an initiative to better reuse and recycle plastic packaging - to reap economic benefits, and in hopes of stemming an environmental crisis.
Forest Biodiversity
Phys.org, 2017-01-17
A focus on policies to conserve tropical forests for their carbon storage value may imperil some of the world's most biologically rich tropical forests, says new research.

2017-01-16

Agriculture and Biodiversity
SciDev.net, 2017-01-16
[YAOUNDE, CAMEROON] A newly established regional forum on cassava for Central African countries aims to facilitate dialogue to improve how to add value to cassava farming.
The Zimbabwean, 2017-01-16
MASHONALAND WEST, Zimbabwe-A narrow bumpy and dirty road snakes through maize and tobacco fields in a small village in Zimbabwe’s Mashonaland West province.
Biosafety and Biotechnology
Genetic Literacy Project, 2017-01-16
The comment refers to potatoes being thrown away by the millions.
Endangered Species
Mongabay.com, 2017-01-16
CAO BANG CITY, Vietnam – Vietnam is home to some of the world’s most endangered primates, many of which live in the country’s mountainous, heavily forested far-northern provinces.
The Japan Times, 2017-01-16
The Law on Conservation of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora is set to be revised once again to further improve government measures to prevent vulnerable animal and plant species from becoming extinct.
Forest Biodiversity
Christian Science Monitor, 2017-01-16
A new study shows that the world has lost 7 percent of its intact forests in the past 16 years, with implications for biodiversity, climate change, and human life.
International Business Times, 2017-01-16
Images captured by Nasa satellites have revealed dramatic forest losses in Cambodia since the turn of the century. The country is considered to have one of the fastest rates of deforestation in the world.
Migratory Species
Environmental Research Web, 2017-01-16
Climate change improves the breeding chances of migratory geese in the Arctic – but puts mother geese at more risk of death, according to a new study.
Christian Science Monitor, 2017-01-16
The national bird has made a dramatic comeback in the last few decades. But now, the predator is seeking out livestock and even some endangered species as food.
BBC News, 2017-01-16
The first ever recorded video footage showing snow leopards and common leopards sharing the same habitat on the Tibetan plateau has caused concern among conservationists.

2017-01-13

Climate Change
Guardian (UK), 2017-01-13
Coral in the Sekisei lagoon in Okinawa has turned brown and is covered with algae, according to a government study
Phys.org, 2017-01-13
Photogenic animals, from polar bears to people, aren't the only creatures under threat from global climate change. A new review led by UC Berkeley suggests the phenomenon threatens parasites with extinction, which could have big consequences for ecosystems.
SciDev.net, 2017-01-13
Farmers in Mwingi, a remote, arid and impoverished region of Kitui County of Kenya have been experiencing unreliable rain patterns and problems associated with droughts.
Chemicals and Pollution
Guardian (UK), 2017-01-13
The threat posed to bees by neonicotinoid pesticides is greater than perceived in 2013 when the EU adopted a partial ban, new report concludes
Invasive Alien Species
Science Daily, 2017-01-13
A global map of alien bird species has been produced for the first time by a team of researchers. It shows that human activities are the main determinants of how many alien bird species live in an area but that alien species are most successful in areas already rich with native bird species.
Traditional Knowledge, Innovations and Practices - Article 8(j)
Science Daily, 2017-01-13
Conservation and logging groups in Central and West Africa are failing to fully incorporate local concerns into management, marginalizing the livelihoods of the local population, according to Nathan Clay, Ph.D. candidate in geography, Penn State.
Independent (UK), 2017-01-13
The pygmies, widely known as Bambuti, are being pushed out of their native land to which they could assert no legal title
Mongabay.com, 2017-01-13
Southeast Asia is a global biodiversity hotspot — but with about 4 billion people living in the region, the pressures on that biodiversity are severe.
allAfrica.com, 2017-01-13
Esther Ngumbi — South Africa is finally embarking on a long-overdue initiative: mapping the incredible biodiversity in Africa’s soils

2017-01-12

Climate Change
Deutsche Welle, 2017-01-12
New research suggests the Gulf Stream system that grants Europe and parts of North America its temperate climate cannot weather global warming. Should we be worried?
Science Daily, 2017-01-12
Researchers have used digital techniques to predict how one vital soil characteristic, soil organic carbon, may be altered by climate change
Inverse, 2017-01-12
f there’s even a smidgen of hope in the climate change story, it’s that ultimately, humans will find a way to pull enough carbon dioxide out of the air to reset the planet to something akin to “normal.”
Agriculture and Biodiversity
Phys.org, 2017-01-12
Tanzania, perhaps best known for safaris over its vast open plains, has ambitious plans for diminutive freshwater wildlife with enormous, untapped potential.
Science Daily, 2017-01-12
New evidence shows that the 'Ecological Focus Areas' introduced under the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) greening rules can provide a lot more, for both nature and farmers
Forest Biodiversity
Mongabay.com, 2017-01-12
Plans for a huge power plant situated near the world’s largest mangrove forest in Bangladesh has incited outrage from many Bangladeshi conservationists and citizens.
CIFOR, 2017-01-12
Natural forests support life in complex ways. Forest ecosystems are habitats for animals and humans, they regulate air quality, temperature and carbon cycling, protect soils and water quality, help mitigate climate change, and much more.
Invasive Alien Species
BBC News, 2017-01-12
The trade in caged birds poses a risk to native species if the pets escape into the wild, UK researchers say.

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