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#113357
2017-06-19

Use Nagoya Protocol ratification to help preserve our ecosystems

Earth’s bountiful ecosystems offer human society a diversity of riches. The preciousness of biodiversity should be recognized once again on the occasion of Japan’s ratification of the Nagoya Protocol.

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#113358
2017-06-19

Ministries looking at introducing new environment subject in schools

The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry is working together with the Education Ministry to create a subject entirely dedicated to environment in schools.

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#113359
2017-06-19

Carlo Petrini in China to pave the way for the next Slow Food International Congress

At a moment in time in which the Paris Agreement on climate change is seriously in question—following United States President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw his country from the accord—the fight against global warming is becoming increasingly urgent and deserves special attention.

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#113360
2017-06-19

Forest restoration projects could create billions in new revenue

Nearly 5 billion acres of degraded and deforested land awaits restoration worldwide. As the economy surrounding landscape restoration, the New Restoration Economy, continues to develop, prospective investors are intrigued by the financial returns restoration projects can deliver.

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#113361
2017-06-19

When Koalas Lose Their Forests, They End Up In The Strangest Places

Koala habitat is disappearing, especially in Queensland, where land clearing laws enacted under the previous conservative state government remain in place despite a change of government.

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#113362
2017-06-19

The future of Canada’s forest industry hinges on innovation

Not everyone thinks of innovation when they think of Canada’s forest products companies. But the federal government has fully recognized that the future of the forestry industry and its 230,000 workers depends on the success of its continuing commitment to innovation and sustainable development ...

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#113363
2017-06-19

How drones are advancing scientific research

Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), have been around since the early 1900s. Originally used for military operations, they became more widely used after about 2010 when electronic technology got smaller, cheaper and more efficient, prices on cameras and sensors dropped, and battery power ...

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#113364
2017-06-19

Mozambique: 6,000 animals to rewild park is part-funded by trophy hunting

Call it Noah’s Ark on lorries. Dozens of trucks rolled over the Zimbabwe savanna carrying elephants, giraffe, African buffalo, zebras, and numerous other large iconic mammals. Driving more than 600km of dusty roadway, the trucks will deliver their wild loads to a new home: Zinave national park i ...

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#113365
2017-06-19

Whale entanglements skyrocket off the U.S. West Coast

During the 2016 fishing season, 71 whales were entangled off the coast of Washington, Oregon, and California, the highest number ever recorded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Lines and traps meant for crabs or fish can be deadly to whales that become ensnared in th ...

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#113366
2017-06-19

Nigeria: 'Climate Change Responsible for Crises'

The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Climate Change, Samuel Onuigbo said climate change played a significant role in the activities of Boko Haram insurgency and the increasing herdsmen/farmers clashes.

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#113367
2017-06-19

Climate Change and the Arts

I have worked in arts and culture for 15 years wearing a range of hats from producing projects to developing audiences in different countries. More recently, reading for an MSc in Gender and International Relations and working with organisations focused on social justice, activism, human securit ...

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#113368
2017-06-19

What climate change could mean for Asia’s infrastructure in the future

Asia and Pacific countries, including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India need to be mindful of the challenges posed by natural calamities taking their toll on infrastructure, ADB said in a recent report.

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#113369
2017-06-19

6 Ways That Climate Change Affects The Wine In Your Glass

"Is climate change really affecting the wine in my glass?" That was the question that any consumer in the audience yesterday would have had answered, as a panel dedicated to climate change in the wine industry helped to kick off a very strong program of events at Vinexpo, the four-day, biennial ...

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#113370
2017-06-19

Paul Simon Tour Reaches Halfway Point in Support of Half-Earth

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Paul Simon has reached the midpoint in his month-long tour to raise awareness of the importance of protecting the planet's biodiversity. Last month, Simon plugged the tour on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Simon is inspiring audiences across the U.S. with ne ...

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#113371
2017-06-19

Conserving Ghana’s biodiversity is vital to our survival – Prof. Frimpong-Boateng

Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, says the conservation of biodiversity and natural resources is essential to the country’s survival.

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#113372
2017-06-19

Plastic pollution in the Antarctic worse than expected

The levels of microplastic particles accumulating in the Antarctic are much worse than expected, a team of experts has warned.

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#113373
2017-06-19

Microplastics found in waters off Qatar

A sample of microplastics found in waters off Qatar. The first evidence of prevalence of microplastics in Gulf seawater, specifically in the marine waters off Qatar, has been documented through a research study conducted by senior researchers from Qatar University Environmental Science Center (Q ...

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#113374
2017-06-19

Bats, jellyfish, and other animals with daily commutes

Your commute may be bad, but at least you don’t have to worry about blood-sucking parasites.

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#113375
2017-06-19

6 Incredible Creatures Of The Sea You Can Find Off The Coast Of Queensland

If you want to get up close and personal with a white tip shark, share the water with a turtle, swim alongside dwarf minke whales or watch a manta ray glide by -- there's no better place in the world to do it than Queensland.

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#113376
2017-06-19

150-year records gap on Sulawesi ends with 5 new species in the world's largest tree genus

It seemed rather unusual that the largest tree genus, Syzygium, containing over 1500 species, was only represented by about a dozen of records on the biodiversity-rich island of Sulawesi, the latest new species description dating back to the mid-19th century.

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#113377
2017-06-19

Over 300 New Species Discovered in The Australian Abyss

An eternal question of what is hiding on the ocean’s deepest levels is starting to get answered soon. The research team of the vessel RV Investigator committed to a month-long expedition where they were exploring the abyss east of Australian coast for the first time ever.

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#113378
2017-06-19

Protecting biodiversity

In a first major policy step towards protection and conservation of marine life, Astola Island- a major biodiversity hotspot and the largest island along Pakistan’s coast- was declared the other day country’s first marine protected area.

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#113379
2017-06-19

This Young Scientist Is Researching How To Prevent The Next Global Extinction

Lauren Sallan has studied dead fish for her entire professional career. “I was born within driving distance of the Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium. My parents did all they could to support my budding interest in science. In fact, I joke that I’ve been an amateur paleontologist since I was three ...

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#113386
2017-06-20

Three new chameleon species discovered

Scientists have identified three new species of chameleons, after studying a trio of reptiles earlier thought to belong to the same species.

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#113387
2017-06-20

How To Fill London With Nature

The rows of London terrace houses look familiar enough. But the space once filled with cars and tarmac is now home to long grass, miniature allotments and a winding footpath.

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#113388
2017-06-20

The Discovery Of Four New Frog Species Confirms Western Ghats Region As A Global Biodiversity Hotspot

A PhD student from Delhi University has discovered four new species of burrowing frogs in the Western Ghats, further cementing the region's place as a global biodiversity hotspot with an unprecedented rate of new frog discoveries in the last decade.

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#113389
2017-06-20

Navigating towards a ''Paris Agreement for the oceans''?

The first ever UN Ocean Conference came to a close on June 9 with a "Call For Action", over 1,300 voluntary commitments made to support ocean health, and aspirations for a new convention to protect biodiversity in the roughly half of our planet which lies beyond national jurisdictions.

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#113390
2017-06-20

Religious leaders join forces to protect rainforests

OSLO: Religious leaders around the world met Monday in Oslo to urge further efforts to fight deforestation that is wiping out thousands of square kilometres of rainforests each year.

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#113391
2017-06-20

Ant species uncovered in Murray-Darling study in Queensland's Maranoa

A CSIRO biodiversity study in the Maranoa region of Queensland, near Roma, has found 265 ant species, with up to 100 of them expected to be new. It was part of a bigger Queensland Murray-Darling Commission (QMDC) project looking at the biodiversity of the region.

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#113392
2017-06-20

Global coral bleaching may be ending, US agency says

Coral reef bleaching may be easing after three years of high ocean temperatures, the longest such period since the 1980s, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday.

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#113393
2017-06-20

The Antarctic, One Last Chance To "Do Right" By Mother Nature

The Antarctic, one of the last, unspoiled parts of the natural world, will, like the Amazon, face man's destructive onslaught unless states take action quickly.

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#113394
2017-06-20

Climate change will increase fire risk

Geneva - 20 June 2017, Robert Glasser, the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction expressed his deep condolences to the families affected by the devastating fires in Portugal.

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#113395
2017-06-20

Germany grants Costa Rica €15 million to mitigate climate change impact

The German government will support Costa Rica’s projects to mitigate the effects of climate change and, as a first step, has granted the country €15 million ($16.7 million) in aid.

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#113396
2017-06-20

Indigenous Australians fight coal and climate change

First Australians who have sustained their land for millennia have become the last line of defense in the fight against one of the world's largest coal mines. If it goes ahead, it could damage the Great Barrier Reef.

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#113397
2017-06-20

Rock lobster 'resilience' to climate change promising, but future not assured

The southern rock lobster is showing resistance to the effects of climate change, Tasmanian researchers have found, but warn that does not mean the species is immune to future environmental perils.

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#113398
2017-06-20

A huge part of Antarctica is melting and scientists say that's bad news

Antarctica is experiencing weird weather, and the changes have some scientists worried about the future.

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#113399
2017-06-20

Beyond the blues

From the alluring azure sky to the amazing blue of the deep ocean, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands seemed surrounded by blues.The islands shelter near five dominant tribes.

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#113400
2017-06-20

Why the World’s Rivers Are Losing Sediment and Why It Matters

Vast amounts of river-borne sediment are trapped behind the world’s large dams, depriving areas downstream of material that is badly needed to build up the marshes and wetlands that act as a buffer against rising seas.

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#113401
2017-06-20

Conservation success for otters on the brink

Loveable, playful, inquisitive, tenacious, energetic, versatile, charming and undeniably cute. These are just some of the words that can be used to describe an otter. If you’ve been lucky enough to see one of these shy semi-aquatic animals in the wild, you’ll instantly understand why.

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#113402
2017-06-20

Polar bears paying price for increased sea ice movement

Rapid global warming has sped up the movement of sea ice off Alaska’s coasts, and already at-risk polar bears are paying a price, a new U.S. study says.

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#113403
2017-06-20

Relief over discovery of endangered butterfly

The discovery in Fermanagh of a tiny rare butterfly, which was previously thought to be extinct across Northern Ireland, is a heartening development. A environmental surveyor came across the Small Blue - or Cupido minimus - on May 31, fully 16 years after its last sighting, thanks to what is reg ...

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#113404
2017-06-20

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Robird!

The latest line of defence in keeping wildlife from flight paths at the Edmonton International Airport is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) called a robird.

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#113405
2017-06-20

Pair of elephants team up to save calf that fell into pool inside their zoo enclosure

Filmed in the Grand Park Zoo in Seoul, South Korea, the astonishing video shows the baby beast falling into a pool in the wildlife enclosure while standing beside one of the adult elephants.

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#113406
2017-06-20

Living Soils: The Role of Microorganisms in Soil Health

Soil is essential for the maintenance of biodiversity above and below ground. The wealth of biodiversity below ground is vast and unappreciated: millions of microorganisms live and reproduce in a few grams of topsoil, an ecosystem essential for life on earth…’

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#113407
2017-06-20

The importance of conserving of Kenya’s seagrass meadows

Compared to other types of carbon sink, seagrass in Kenya can absorb 35 times more carbon – a fact that is helping to kick-start poverty alleviation schemes in the region.

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#113408
2017-06-20

Why biodiversity loss is scarier than climate change

Much progress has been made at working out how much climate change will cost humanity. Less is known of the value of biodiversity. This is essential to safeguarding the environment and mankind, argues the head of WWF.

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#113411
2017-06-21

A success story in biodiversity conservation

The Kolayad grama panchayat here could not have done a better job for its biodiversity conservation and environmental protection than firm enforcement of decisions to ensure compliance.

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#113412
2017-06-21

Africa: Exposed - Uganda's Secret GMO Research

Kampala — Barbara Ntambirweki, a research fellow with Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) is preparing for a bit fight - against introduction into the country of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).

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#113413
2017-06-21

Researchers discover new species of crab within the Qatar Marine Zone

A team at Qatar University has discovered a new species of crab during an exploration trip on the research vessel Janan. The trip aimed to investigate marine benthic biodiversity within the Qatar Marine Zone.

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#113414
2017-06-21

Mountain Lions Are Terrified Of Humans, And That's A Problem

We typically think of large predatory animals such as mountain lions as fearless beasts that will stop at nothing to procure a meal — even if that meal consists of human flesh. New research suggests that this view is wrong, and that big cats don't like to bump into us any more than we like to bu ...

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