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The purpose of this knowledge base is to facilitate access to key CBD resources. This initial version has been created thanks to the support of Spain and is undergoing further development.
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#111684
2017-01-20

UN agency eyes recycling wastewater for large-scale farming

19 January 2017 – With agricultural land thirsty and water increasingly scarce, the United Nations agricultural agency is today hosting an international event to discuss the use of municipal liquid waste for farming.

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#111685
2017-01-20

Larsen ice crack continues to open up

The crack that looks set to spawn a giant iceberg in the Antarctic has continued to spread.

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#111686
2017-01-20

How much drought can a forest take?

Why do some trees die in a drought and others don't? And how can we predict where trees are most likely to die in future droughts? Scientists have examined those questions in a new study.

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#111687
2017-01-20

Climate change prompts Alaska fish to change breeding behavior

One of Alaska’s most abundant freshwater fish species is altering its breeding patterns in response to climate change, which could impact the ecology of northern lakes that already acutely feel the effects of a changing climate, research suggests.

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#111688
2017-01-20

On the climate change frontline: the disappearing fishing villages of Bangladesh

Kutubdia’s islanders don’t have much of a carbon footprint – most don’t have regular electricity. But they are facing the reality of a changing climate, and soon tens of millions of their fellow Bangladeshis will be at risk

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#111689
2017-01-20

Europe, a silent hub of illegal wildlife trade

Illegal wildlife trade is often addressed as a problem of developing countries - yet the European Union also has plenty to do with it. The EU is above all a hub for trade routes of illicit wildlife products.

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#111690
2017-01-20

Cat concerns

Jan 20, 2017- By the time you read this, officials from 12 countries meeting in Kathmandu will have been wrapping up a ministerial-level meet on conservation of snow leopards.

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#111691
2017-01-20

A look at what works — and doesn’t — in the world of conservation

What Works in Conservation 2017 is a blueprint that helps conservation workers navigate the sea of studies and strategies on conservation so they can focus on just that — what works.

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#111692
2017-01-20

Argentine scientists in Antarctica tally toll of climate change

CARLINI BASE, Antarctica (Reuters) - On King George Island in Antarctica, the thunderous sound of ice sliding off the Fourcade Glacier and crashing into the icy water bordering Argentina's Carlini research base serves as a daily reminder of a warming climate.

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#111693
2017-01-20

Here’s One Way To Keep Oceans From Having More Plastics Than Fish

Each year, 8 million tons of plastic wind up in the ocean. At this rate, by 2050, we’ll have more plastic than fish in our big blue seas.

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#111694
2017-01-20

Sea levels could rise by six to nine metres over time, new study warns

Evidence that continental ice sheets are sensitive to slight increases in ocean temperature suggests ocean levels will continue to rise for centuries

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#111665
2017-01-19

Primates facing 'extinction crisis'

The world's primates face an "extinction crisis" with 60% of species now threatened with extinction, according to research.

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#111666
2017-01-19

Study maps carbon recovery after Amazon logging

[SÃO PAULO] Trees in the northern part of the Amazon rainforest recover their capacity to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere more quickly after selective logging compared with trees in the south where the climate is less favourable, a study reports.

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#111667
2017-01-19

Private capital investments in conservation have taken off since 2013

Over the past decade, banks, fund managers, and others funneled more than $8 billion into investments aimed at delivering measurable environmental benefits as much as financial returns, according to a new report prepared by the NGO Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace initiative.

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#111668
2017-01-19

Pacific Islanders Call for U.S. Solidarity on Climate Change

CANBERRA, Australia, Jan 19 2017 (IPS) - The new political power of business magnate Donald Trump, who will be inaugurated Jan. 20 as the 45th President of the United States, will have ramifications for every global region, including the Pacific Islands.

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#111669
2017-01-19

Massive sea lion, fur seal hunting in the Patagonian coasts is altering Southern Atlantic Ocean ecosystems

Sea lion hunting by the Europeans at the Atlantic coasts of South America – it started in the 19th Century and continued up to the second half of the 20th century in Argentina and Uruguay – changed its nutrition guidelines of these pinnipeds as well as the structure of the coastal trophic networ ...

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#111670
2017-01-19

Harvests in the U.S. to suffer from climate change, according to study

Some of the most important crops risk substantial damage from rising temperatures.

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#111671
2017-01-19

Thriving kelp forests impress

Cows and sheep eating seaweed cured of methane emissions contributing to greenhouse gases, snapper galore around floating islands of kelp submerged in deep water offshore which restore fish populations in empty oceans to feed an expanding world population far into the future.

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#111672
2017-01-19

Argentine scientists in Antarctica tally toll of climate change

CARLINI BASE, Antarctica (Reuters) - On King George Island in Antarctica, the thunderous sound of ice sliding off the Fourcade Glacier and crashing into the icy water bordering Argentina's Carlini research base serves as a daily reminder of a warming climate.

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#111673
2017-01-19

Last ditch attempt announced to save vaquita porpoises from humans' 'acquatic cocaine' habit

Some of the last remaining vaquita porpoises are to be taken into protection in a last-ditch attempt by the Mexican government to save the species from extinction.

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#111674
2017-01-19

Why the World's Biggest Sharks Love Mafia Island

Scientists hope the whale sharks that live around the East African island will help them better understand how to preserve the species.

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#111675
2017-01-19

Addressing GMO concerns: Are foods “made in labs” the same as those “made by nature”

An article might make some nod to the fact that genetic engineering and traditional breeding both modify the genetics of plants and they lie on a continuum – and that humans have been modifying the genetics of crops for 12,000 years.

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#111676
2017-01-19

Zimbabwe: Armyworm Invasion Spells Disaster

AN invasion by fall armyworm (FAW) into the country's seven farming provinces could devastate an otherwise promising maize crop, more so as it emerged this week that there are no proper chemicals to control the pest.

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#111677
2017-01-19

Norway unveils $400-mn fund to tackle deforestation

DAVOS: Government of Norway has announced a fund that will raise USD 400 million by 2020 and protect 5 million hectares in countries that are working to reduce deforestation and forest and peat degradation.

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