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Knowledge Base

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.
Meeting
#5622

World Water Day 2017: "Water and Wastewater"

22 March 2017, New York, United States of America

News Headlines
#112292
2017-03-22

Almond-crop fungicides are harmful to honey bees

March 21 (UPI) -- Almond growers face a dilemma. They need to keep their almond trees fungus free, but new research shows almond-crop fungicides harm honey bees, the nut tree's chief pollinator.

News Headlines
#112293
2017-03-22

Wastewater should be recognized as a valuable resource, UN says on World Water Day

22 March 2017 – In a world where the demand for water continues to grow and the resource is finite, a new United Nations report argues that wastewater, discarded into the environment every day, once treated, can help meet the needs for freshwater as well as for raw materials for energy and agric ...

News Headlines
#112294
2017-03-22

Record-breaking weather in 2016 pushes world into ‘truly uncharted territory’– UN agency

21 March 2017 – Global temperatures set yet another record last year and the world witnessed exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise and ocean heat, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said today, warning that the extreme weather and climate conditions have ...

News Headlines
#112295
2017-03-22

Sea otters ahead of dolphins in using tools

Sea otters may have been using stone tools for thousands or even millions of years, according to scientists.

News Headlines
#112296
2017-03-22

Dead zones may threaten coral reefs worldwide

Dead zones affect dozens of coral reefs around the world and threaten hundreds more according to a new study.

News Headlines
#112297
2017-03-22

New species discovered: Protist parasites contribute to the stability of rainforest ecosystems

Tropical rainforests are one of the most species-rich areas on earth.

News Headlines
#112298
2017-03-22

In defining plantations as forest, FAO attracts criticism

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) continues to define most tree plantations as forest cover in its assessments. Conservation groups are petitioning to change this – but it may not be so simple

News Headlines
#112299
2017-03-22

Aggressive forest protection needed to meet US climate goals

A report released today, on the International Day of Forests, finds that forest protection in the United States must be drastically increased in order to mitigate the climate crisis and safeguard communities from the extreme weather events climate change is projected to continue to make more fre ...

News Headlines
#112300
2017-03-22

Water, the Great Enabler

STOCKHOLM, Mar 21 2017 (IPS) - I listened to a Haitian farmer share solutions with neighbouring water users on how best to allocate scarce water resources.

News Headlines
#112301
2017-03-22

'Better de-horned than dead' – zoo chops rhino horns to foil poachers

Czech zoo takes saw to the horns of its 21 rhinoceroses in response to deadly attack at Paris wildlife park this month

News Headlines
#112302
2017-03-22

Can the dying Dead Sea be saved?

The lowest body of water in the world, famed for its health benefits, is disappearing, threatening livelihoods and nature.

News Headlines
#112303
2017-03-22

Rusty-patched bee finally gets its endangered listing

After many delays, the bumblebee has finally become the first in the continental US to be listed as endangered by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

News Headlines
#112304
2017-03-22

Can the Amazon of Southeast Asia Be Saved?

The Mekong River Basin supports millions of people and some of the world’s richest biodiversity, but it must overcome many threats.

News Headlines
#112305
2017-03-22

Ministry decrees Ogasawara coral extinct in red list of threatened species

The Environment Ministry has revealed its red list of threatened marine species for the first time, designating 56 as endangered species, including the sand tiger shark.

News Headlines
#112306
2017-03-22

Indigenous people best custodians of threatened forests, studies show

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Granting formal land rights to indigenous people living in the world's tropical forests is among the most effective, but underused, ways to stop illegal deforestation that fuels violence, poverty and global warming, according to new research.

News Headlines
#112307
2017-03-22

Research questions effectiveness of translocation conservation method

New research by University of Arkansas biologists suggests that supplementing the numbers of a threatened species with individuals from other locations might not be as effective for some species as previously thought.

News Headlines
#112308
2017-03-22

How recycled water could revolutionise sustainable development

There is no longer any good reason to waste any type of water. The technology and financial case for recovering wastewater are already there, says United Nations' University's Tamara Avellan.

Focal Point
#7004

Malaysia

Mrs. Lim Ai Gaik

Marine and Coastal Biodiversity NFP
aigaik@nre.gov.my
News Headlines
#112277
2017-03-21

South Africa’s San people issue ethics code to scientists

The indigenous people — known for their click languages — are the first in Africa to draft guidelines for researchers.

News Headlines
#112278
2017-03-21

New ‘stone’ frog discovered in Vietnam

In the rugged limestone hills of northern Vietnam, scientists have discovered a new species of frog that looks like a small piece of rock.

News Headlines
#112279
2017-03-21

Asia’s Water Politics Near the Boiling Point

NEW DELHI, Mar 21 2017 (IPS) - In Asia, it likely will not be straightforward water wars.

News Headlines
#112280
2017-03-21

Record-breaking climate change pushes world into ‘uncharted territory’

Earth is a planet in upheaval, say scientists, as the World Meteorological Organisation publishes analysis of recent heat highs and ice lows

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