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#105472
2015-09-29

Climate change: Hollande warns world leaders that a deal can be delayed no longer

French President Francois Hollande has urged world leaders at the UN to speed up their commitments to tackling climate change, so that an historic deal can be reached at a summit in Paris in December.

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#105473
2015-09-29

Shark culling could indirectly accelerate climate change, study warns

The findings come as shark experts meet at a summit at Taronga zoo in Sydney to discuss emerging technologies that can deter the marine predators. Shark experts will gather in Sydney on Tuesday to discuss new safety measures, as new research warns the culling of sharks could indirectly accelerat ...

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#105474
2015-09-29

World's largest ecological study aims to make palm oil wildlife-friendly

Have you ever thought about what it’s like for the animals and birds living in a forest when it’s cleared to make way for a palm oil plantation? It’s similar to finding your home being demolished brick by brick.

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#105475
2015-09-29

Uganda: Rwanda, Uganda and DR Congo in Renewed Conservation Efforts

Rwanda, Uganda and DR Congo have renewed commitment to jointly conserve flora and fauna in the Greater Virunga Landscape.The countries, that are sanctuaries of global rare species, in this case mountain gorillas, face challenge of raising a high number of gorillas, mostly silver backs, if they a ...

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#105476
2015-09-29

Marine robots unite in hunt for wildlife hotspots

A submarine glider and an autonomous surface vehicle are being used by the National Oceanography Center (NOC) to work together to better understand why marine animals are attracted to a biodiversity hotspot in the Celtic Sea.

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#105477
2015-09-29

Save the Parasites (Seriously)

In the 1980s, conservationists ushered the planet's 22 last remaining Californian condors into captivity. They saved the birds, cared for them, fed them, and bred them. They also de-loused them and, in doing so, they killed off the last remaining condor louse—a harmless parasite that lived only ...

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#105478
2015-09-29

Mars, Bloomberg vow with 6 million companies to act on climate change

A refrain echoed through the Climate Group's signature and final Climate Week meeting Monday in New York, where hundreds of business people had gathered to talk about their role in stemming climate change.

News Headlines
#105479
2015-09-29

Could forests store more carbon as the climate warms?

Public lands are considered one of America’s best defenses against rising greenhouse gas emissions because the forests there pull vast quantities of carbon from the atmosphere and store it in tree trunks and roots.

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#105480
2015-09-29

Nature Replants Its Own Burned Forests, Environmentalists Say

During the dry summer of 2011, wind gusts sent a 75-foot aspen tumbling into a power line, sparking a fire on federal land that burned for five weeks over an area the size of Manhattan. All that was left in the hottest burn zones was a silent swath of blackened trees and ash-covered ground.

News Headlines
#105481
2015-09-29

Welsh adventurer to traverse Madagascar on foot for lemurs

What do you after completing the world’s first unsupported trek across Mongolia? Well, if you’re Welsh adventurer, Ash Dykes, you walk the length of Madagascar to help publicize the plight of vanishing lemurs.

News Headlines
#105482
2015-09-29

Four Ways Mexico’s Indigenous Farmers Are Practicing the Agriculture of the Future

How can we get the most out of our farmland without harming the planet? I traveled to rural Mexico to learn from indigenous farmers.

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#105483
2015-09-29

New Zealand creates vast ocean sanctuary

Fully-protected marine area will cover 620,000 km2 in the seas north-east of New Zealand in the Kermadec region, reports Stuff.co.nz

News Headlines
#105484
2015-09-29

Weatherproofing the world's rooftop

In the furthest reaches of the Pamir mountain-range, water is becoming scarce. Little is left of the once mighty glaciers thanks to rising temperatures. Change is inevitable but people are learning to adapt.

News Headlines
#105485
2015-09-29

In a prolonged drought, large trees are the first to go

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- A new study shows larger trees are more vulnerable to drought. The pattern, researchers say, is consistent in a variety of ecosystems across the globe.

News Headlines
#105486
2015-09-30

Small islands remain ‘humanity’s moral compass,’ leaders tell UN, urging action on climate change

29 September 2015 – The President of the Dominican Republic, among other leaders of small island developing States addressing the General Assembly today, noted the importance of tackling climate change as a key part of the broader work of ensuring sustainable development for all.

News Headlines
#105487
2015-09-30

UK team germinates critically endangered Japanese birch

UK scientists have successfully germinated seeds from the critically endangered Japanese Birch, a species that has just 21 known trees remaining.

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#105488
2015-09-30

King crabs threaten Antarctic ecosystem due to warming ocean

King crabs may soon become high-level predators in Antarctic marine ecosystems where they haven't played a role in tens of millions of years, according to a new study.

News Headlines
#105489
2015-09-30

Science underpins new development goals

[NEW YORK] Negotiators of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted last week in New York, have stressed the role of science in meeting the wide range of concerns that the new goals aim to address by 2030.

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#105490
2015-09-30

What women can do for sustainability goals

[NEW YORK] As a woman, I was intrigued to learn that the UN’s post-2015 development agenda gives a special role to women. Not only does the list of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) include a specific goal to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls; the role of women is also c ...

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#105491
2015-09-30

Norway pledges $47M/yr to help Congo countries save forests

Norway and several European Nations, along with the United Nations and the World Bank, today committed to a new initiative that takes aim at the underlying causes of deforestation in Central African rainforest nations, including poverty and poor governance. And in an unprecedented step, Brazil w ...

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#105492
2015-09-30

New report aims to show companies how they can actually achieve zero deforestation in their supply chains

News of another company or country adopting some kind of policy on deforestation is so common these days it’s safe to say that awareness of the need to conserve what’s left of the world’s tropical rainforests has probably never been more prevalent.

News Headlines
#105493
2015-09-30

Public Health 2.0: Planetary Health

This week, the United Nations unveiled 17 goals-- and 168 targets - that comprise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

News Headlines
#105494
2015-09-30

Shark culling and overfishing may be contributing to climate change

New research has found that sharks play an important role in preventing climate change, warning that overfishing and culling sharks is resulting in more carbon being released from the seafloor.

News Headlines
#105496
2015-09-30

World won't achieve its development goals without India coming through: Bill Gates Read more at:

Last week, the United Nations adopted 17 ambitious goals, known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), which aim to wipe out poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change over the next 15 years.

News Headlines
#105497
2015-09-30

Tripura's traditional practitioners take steps to conserve herbal biodiversity to revive Ayurveda

Kanchanpur (North Tripura): Ayurveda, which literally means the science of life, is an ancient Indian system of natural and holistic medicine.

News Headlines
#105498
2015-09-30

Resource exploitation

TRADITIONAL resource owners should also take the blame for the exploitation of their natural resources, says Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Environment Samuela Namosimalua.

News Headlines
#105499
2015-09-30

Was the Scottish Government right to ban GM crops?

THEY have not been grown in Scotland since 2001 but remain a divisive political issue.

News Headlines
#105500
2015-09-30

Poland opts out of GMOs

Poland is the latest country to reject genetically modified organisms in their food production, thus exercising a right granted to all EU member states earlier this year.

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#105501
2015-09-30

Hokkaido co-op deals with alien critters by cooking, serving them to tourists

KUSHIRO, Hokkaido--A pesky clawed invader viewed as a threat to the Lake Akanko ecosystem is being served as a delicacy to tourists mainly from Europe and China.

News Headlines
#105502
2015-09-30

Carney warns of risks from climate change 'tragedy of the horizon'

Bank of England governor tells Lloyd’s insurers that ‘challenges currently posed by climate change pale in significance compared with what might come’

News Headlines
#105503
2015-09-30

‘The time for excuses is over,’ small island leaders tell UN, urging global action on climate change

30 September 2015 – Speaking today at the United Nations General Assembly, the Prime Minister of Fiji, along with the leaders of other small island developing States, warned of the existential threat of climate change and looked forward to the possibility of consensus at an upcoming UN climate c ...

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#105507
2015-10-01

Plastic in fish highlights need for cleaner Thames

Up to three-quarters of fish sampled from the River Thames have been found to have plastic fibres in their gut.

News Headlines
#105508
2015-10-01

Known fish species living in the Salish Sea increases in new report

A new report documents all of the fishes that live in the Salish Sea. In total, 253 fish species have been recorded, and that’s about 14 percent more than in the last count.

News Headlines
#105509
2015-10-01

Adorable echidna babies boost hope for critically endangered cousins

There’s an echidna baby boom in Australia. In the last five years, an echidna captive breeding partnership between the University of Queensland and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary in Australia has produced 14 cute short-beaked echidna puggles (or babies).

News Headlines
#105510
2015-10-01

Five million hectares around Uluru declared an Indigenous protected area

Government funding will allow the Anangu people to protect sacred sites, native plants and animals around the Uluru-Kata Tjuta national park

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#105511
2015-10-01

Cuba Signs Nagoya Protocol

Havana, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuba became the Member State number 66 of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity, according to reports in this capital today.

News Headlines
#105513
2015-10-01

Endangered Fur Seals Dying on California Coast

Eighty fur seals have been found stranded or dead on California's coast so far this year, eight times more than normal, scientists said.

News Headlines
#105514
2015-10-01

Environmental protection decisive to sustainable development, PM

Environmental protection is both the target and basic content of sustainable development, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said at the fourth National Conference on the Environment in Hanoi on September 30.

News Headlines
#105515
2015-10-01

A New Global Tinderbox: The World’s Northern Forests

Rapidly rising temperatures, changes in precipitation, and increased lightning strikes are leading to ever-larger wildfires in the northern forests of Alaska, Canada, and Siberia, with potentially severe ecological consequences.

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#105516
2015-10-01

Brazil Joins the Convention on Migratory Species

Bonn, 1 October 2015 - Brazil today became a Party to the UN-led Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), enabling South America's largest country to work with other nations under the Convention to better support and protect the enormous variety of its fauna.

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#105517
2015-10-01

Pacific islands play vital role in advancing action on climate change, Ban tells leaders

1 October 2015 – Located on the frontlines of climate change, Pacific island nations have a crucial role to play in efforts to advance a sustainable future, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the region’s leaders as they met today at United Nations Headquarters.

News Headlines
#105522
2015-10-02

UN battle looms over finance as nations submit climate plans

Divisions over money between rich and poor countries re-emerged as nations submitted their plans for tackling climate change to the UN.

News Headlines
#105523
2015-10-02

Africa's agriculture needs young blood, says report

Modernising Africa's agriculture sector to attract young people will help tackle youth unemployment and food insecurity, a report has suggested.

News Headlines
#105524
2015-10-02

Goals galore

The nations of the world approved a new development agenda in New York over the past weekend.

News Headlines
#105525
2015-10-02

Invasive weed threatens to boost malaria

[NAIROBI] An invasive weed may worsen the malaria epidemic in East Africa by sustaining the mosquitoes that transmit the disease, a study says.

News Headlines
#105526
2015-10-02

Half of Europe opts out of new GM crop scheme

Bid for exclusion by 14 countries and three regions would make two-thirds of Europe’s population and arable land GM-free

News Headlines
#105527
2015-10-02

Europe's GMO compromise: bound to unravel?

Six months after a European Union compromise allowing member states to decide themselves whether or not to grow genetically modified crops, half the bloc's members has announced plans to ban them. How will this play out?

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#105528
2015-10-02

Protecting Europe's nature: more ambition needed to halt biodiversity loss by 2020

The mid-term review of EU biodiversity strategy shows progress in many areas, but highlights the need for greater effort by Member States on implementation to halt biodiversity loss by 2020.

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#105529
2015-10-02

New reserves in Colombia protect endangered species in a ‘Pleistocene refuge’

Two new cloud forest reserves in the Colombian Andes have been established to protect a number of rare, endangered species, including the Silvery-brown bare-face tamarin (Saguinus leucopus), a monkey found nowhere else in the world.

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#105530
2015-10-02

Land Degradation Neutrality and a new Fund to advance the concept

A new catch phrase, "Land Degradation Neutrality", is being brought into play with increasing prominence, with the intention of using the concept to ensure continued ecosystem functionality, broadly speaking.

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