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#113490
2017-06-28

The Garden Route is now a biosphere reserve according to Unesco

“Biosphere reserves are learning places for sustainable development whose aim is to reconcile biodiversity conservation and the sustainable use of natural resources,” said Unesco.

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#113491
2017-06-28

High-Rise Wooden Buildings May Be a Way to Make Cities More Sustainable

‘Tall wood’ construction is less carbon-intensive than concrete or steel, but it will likely take a major cultural shift for urban planners, builders, architects, and city dwellers to embrace wood construction on a large scale.

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#113492
2017-06-28

Protecting pandas may save the planet: study

Efforts to safeguard pandas not only benefit the beloved bears, but can also help protect other species, boost biodiversity and fight climate change, a study has found.

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#113493
2017-06-28

A million bottles a minute: world's plastic binge 'as dangerous as climate change'

A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and the number will jump another 20% by 2021, creating an environmental crisis some campaigners predict will be as serious as climate change.

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#113494
2017-06-28

UK risks becoming 'dumping ground' for plastic after Brexit

The UK risks becoming the “dirty man of Europe” after Brexit with no plan to deal with the millions of plastic bottles dumped by consumers every week, according to politicians and leading environmental campaigners.

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#113495
2017-06-28

Climate change, our biggest threat, can't be stopped at the border

At Squaw Valley near Lake Tahoe last weekend, skiers were half naked. Guys were going shirtless. Girls were in bikini tops. Everybody was in shorts. Ski season in California has not ended and may not completely stop before the snow starts falling again in late autumn.

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#113496
2017-06-28

Why we need a global effort by corporations, citizens and nonprofits to tackle climate change

Government action isn't enough for climate change. Private actors - including corporations, civic and advocacy groups, private citizens, and even the Catholic Church - will be crucial to successfully cutting billions of tons of carbon and tackling climate change.

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#113497
2017-06-28

Mayors of 7,400 cities vow to meet Obama's climate commitments

Mayors of more than 7,400 cities across the world have vowed that Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris accord will spur greater local efforts to combat climate change.

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#113498
2017-06-28

Increasingly wild weather could lead to rising air travel costs

Be prepared to pay more for airfare if climate change continues to alter weather patterns, increasing the frequency and severity of storms, say climate change and airline industry experts.

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#113499
2017-06-28

Rwanda: Ministers Explain Rwanda's Efforts to Mitigate Climate Change

The Ministers in charge of environment, disaster preparedness, and agriculture yesterday held a consultative meeting with lawmakers that revolved around the effects of Climate Change.

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#113500
2017-06-28

Unicef NZ: Climate change and preparing for the coming storm

OPINION: You can't help but stare open-mouthed and goggle-eyed at the Banyan trees of Vanuatu. They're immense. And spectacular. As much a feature of life on these islands as the Ni-Van people themselves. But one of the other regular features of life in Vanuatu are the tropical cyclones that pou ...

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#113501
2017-06-28

Dugongs starve as climate change destroys their food supply

In Queensland, Australia, dugong populations are crashing as extreme weather events combined with increased river sediments from human activities are depleting the seagrasses they live on.

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#113502
2017-06-28

Feature: Study of caterpillars shows how creepy-crawlies could help shape robots in future

A young academic won a major award from the prestigious Zoological Society of London (ZSL) on Tuesday for his devotion to studying the lives of "creepy crawlies."

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#113503
2017-06-28

Hen harrier plunges towards extinction in England

The hen harrier, an iconic bird of prey, is heading towards the brink of extinction in England, new figures suggest. There are just four breeding pairs left in England and numbers are declining elsewhere in the UK. Scotland is the traditional stronghold of these raptors, but numbers have fallen ...

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#113504
2017-06-28

A parrot newly discovered in Mexico already faces extinction because of threats to its habitat, scientists have said.

The blue-winged Amazon was spotted by a travelling ornithologist in a remote region of the Yucatan peninsular in 2014. Experts writing in the journal PeerJ have now confirmed it is a previously undescribed species with a unique plumage colour and pattern and distinctive call. They also warned th ...

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#113505
2017-06-28

Reptile skin grown in lab for the first time

Scientists recently reconstructed the skin of endangered green turtles, marking the first time that skin of a non-mammal was successfully engineered in a laboratory, according to a recently published U.S. Geological Survey study.

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#113506
2017-06-28

Saving the Giant Wētā, the “God of Ugly Things”

Conservationists in New Zealand work to save the Mahoenui Giant Wētā, a native Endangered insect threatened by invasive rodents.

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#113507
2017-06-28

On the March: As Polar Bears Retreat, Grizzlies Take New Territory

For all the publicity over discoveries of “pizzly” bear hybrids, new research suggests polar bears’ genetic purity isn’t threatened by crossbreeding with grizzlies. But that doesn’t mean polar bears aren’t in trouble.

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#113508
2017-06-28

Bethlehem officials evaluate open spaces for conservation purposes

DELMAR — Town residents were generally supportive of the town’s open space planning efforts at the Bethlehem Town Board meeting on Wednesday, June 14, with the notable exception of a repeated concern that the town be respectful of large landowners’ rights.

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#113464
2017-06-23

Canada should protect 30 percent of its oceans: UN environment observer

The world's largest environmental network says Canada falls far short of protecting its marine resources compared to other developed countries.

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#113465
2017-06-23

Biodiversity on e-display at new park

Kerala Biodiversity Park, a joint initiative of the Kerala State Biodiversity Board and the Science and Technology Museum, is all set to open in Thiruvananthapuram in August. Kerala can soon boast a unique park profiling its rich biodiversity

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#113466
2017-06-23

Extinct native plant in Victoria getting second chance at life

The Mountain Swainson-pea (Swainsonia recta) was once widely found in the state. However, domestic livestock grazing, clearance of land, and fertiliser use over time has dwindled the known population to just four plants that were struggling to survive in one small corner of the Chiltern-Mt Pilot ...

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#113467
2017-06-23

St. Lawrence River designated as historic site

The St. Lawrence River is now officially considered an historic site. Premier Philippe Couillard designated the waterway as historic Thursday as he admired the view from aboard the Louis-Jolliet during a morning cruise. “It's unique in the world. What you see behind is probably one of the most b ...

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#113468
2017-06-23

Footprints in the forest: the future of the sumatran rhino

The rhino breeding center near the entrance to Danum Valley Conservation Area sits like an oasis of calm against the cacophony of beeps, woots and zaps of the surrounding jungle.

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#113469
2017-06-23

Can REDD+ help Brazil roll back rising deforestation rates?

Brazil - Land-use change represents more than 60 percent of Brazil’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and the Amazon accounts for 65.2 percent of that amount, according to government figures, although those numbers are sometimes contested.

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#113470
2017-06-23

Chennai: Rain forests degradation threatens endemic rivers

Concerned over the degradation of forests and to improve the quality of rainforests officials and ecologists attached to the Tirunelveli forest division are now working on recent satellite images and research papers dating back to 1970s.

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#113471
2017-06-23

Canada's tree-mendous discovery: Forests limit harmful ozone gas

It was a Tuesday in early February 2015 when Sylvie Gravel walked into her colleague Paul Makar’s office carrying printouts that would mystify both of them. The two scientists at Environment and Climate Change Canada were staring at computer model forecasts of ozone gas. Up in the Earth’s atmosp ...

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#113472
2017-06-23

In marine bacteria, evolution of new specialized molecules follows a previously unknown path

It's one of the tiniest organisms on Earth, but also one of the most abundant. And now, the microscopic marine bacteria called Prochlorococcus can add one more superlative to its list of attributes: It evolves new kinds of metabolites called lanthipeptides, more abundantly and rapidly than any o ...

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#113473
2017-06-23

The animals that are almost invisible

We’ve all heard of chameleons, squid and octopus using pigments to blend in with their surroundings, but what about becoming completely invisible? To become actually see through, and appear as if you aren’t there, you need to either allow light to travel through you unimpeded, or bend light arou ...

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#113474
2017-06-23

From heatwaves to hurricanes, floods to famine: seven climate change hotspots

It could have been the edge of the Sahara or even Death Valley, but it was the remains of a large orchard in the hills above the city of Murcia in southern Spain last year. The soil had broken down into fine white, lifeless sand, and a landscape of rock and dying orange and lemon trees stretched ...

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#113475
2017-06-23

Climate change threatens sea turtle population: study

London: Climate change may negatively impact the sea turtle population, as warmer temperatures could lead to higher numbers of females and increased nest failure, scientists have warned.

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#113476
2017-06-23

Melting and cracking – is Antarctica falling apart?

Antarctica boasts a great many superlatives: it is the driest continent, the coldest, the remotest, the windiest and the highest on average. Right now, during midwinter, it is also the darkest.

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#113477
2017-06-23

Seychelles Puts Climate Change Higher On National Agenda

Seychelles is putting climate change issues higher on the national agenda through strengthened cooperation and increased involvement with all partners in the process, a top official said.

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#113478
2017-06-23

As Climate Change Threatens Food Supplies, Seed Saving is an Ancient Act of Resilience

On Feb. 26, 2008, a $9-million underground seed vault began operating deep in the permafrost on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, just 810 miles from the North Pole. This high-tech Noah’s Ark for the world’s food varieties was intended to assure that, even in a worst-case scenario, our irrepl ...

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#113479
2017-06-23

Bird eggs are shaped depending on the birds’ flight behavior

A new study published Thursday in the journal Science explains why bird eggs come in different shapes and sizes. It says that this happens because eggs are shaped according to the birds’ flight behavior.

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#113480
2017-06-23

Watched chimps change their hunting habits

Chimpanzees in Uganda may have changed their hunting strategy in response to being watched by scientists. While studying the animals, researchers documented very different hunting habits of two closely neighbouring chimp "tribes".

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#113481
2017-06-23

Refugee Bees Rescued and Given Help by United Nations Program

President of the United Nations General Assembly, Peter Thomas, welcomed a delegation from Italy to the UN North Lawn Garden on June 1, where they will be taking up permanent residence.

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#113482
2017-06-23

Why Having Lots of Feelings Is Good For Your Health

Happiness isn't the only emotion that can help you stay healthy as you age. How excited, amused, proud, strong and cheerful you feel on a regular basis matters, too.

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#113483
2017-06-23

Yellowstone Grizzly Bear to Lose Endangered Species Protection

HELENA, Mont. — After 42 years on the endangered species list, the Yellowstone grizzly bear — whose numbers have grown to more than 700 from fewer than 150 — will lose its protected status, the Interior Department announced on Thursday.

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#113484
2017-06-23

World’s first forest city begins constructed in China! Everything you need to know about new project to fight pollution increase

The world’s first forest city has begun construction in China, and the innovative project to fight pollution holds great hopes in the eyes of environmental enthusiasts who aim to make the earth a better and safer place to live in. The green city will be built in Liuzhou, Guangxi Province, China ...

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#113446
2017-06-22

Ethiopia: Reconnecting With Nature for Holistic Healing

The American writer, Sidney Sheldon, the seventh-best-selling fiction author of all time, once advised his readers, "Try to leave the Earth a better place than when you arrived." These days, let alone making the earth a better place, man could not even preserve what is there when he arrives; he ...

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#113447
2017-06-22

A success story in eco 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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#113448
2017-06-22

Alien crayfish found in Chadwick Lakes, research group laments of consequences

The University-based Conservation Biology Research Group has confirmed the presence of the an invasive alien fresh water species, the red swamp crayfish, at Chadwick Lakes, while warning of the implication it has for biodiversity.

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#113449
2017-06-22

Restoration of shattered coral reef at Raja Ampat on hold

JAKARTA — The Indonesian government can’t restore one of the country’s best coral reefs until it strikes a compensation deal with the insurer of the cruise line that wrecked it, the deputy coordinating maritime minister said this week.

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#113450
2017-06-22

Great Barrier Reef: 'Godfather of Coral' urges Adani approval rethink following recent bleaching events

"Somewhere between a quarter and a third of all marine species have some part of their lifecycle in a coral reef."So if we wipe out coral reefs, we are going to crash the ecologies of the oceans. It is that serious."

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#113451
2017-06-22

Living Planet: Cold water corals in a warming climate

Much of the CO2 we emit through the burning of fossil fuels actually ends up in the ocean, making the water more acidic. Ocean acidification happens particularly fast in cold water. That spells trouble for creatures living in our northern waters – including cold water corals. How do they cope as ...

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#113452
2017-06-22

The world needs wildlife tourism. But that won't work without wildlife

Wildlife-based tourism is growing rapidly worldwide as the number of tourists continues to grow and as we, as travellers, seek out new and more enriching personal experiences with local cultures and wildlife.

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#113453
2017-06-22

Climate change could devastate the birthplace of the arabica coffee bean

The world’s most popular coffee bean, arabica, is under threat in the country where it was first found.

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#113454
2017-06-22

Sudanese scientist battles climate change in Africa

Khartoum, Sudan - She's seen it before. The images of dry, cracked lands; dead trees; animal corpses; hungry children and lines of people waiting for food assistance are not new to her. The current drought and resulting food crisis affecting millions across the Horn of Africa are painful reminde ...

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#113455
2017-06-22

Satellite data to map endangered monkey populations on Earth

A team of scientists led by the Universities of Leicester and East Anglia are leading research to protect wildlife by using satellite data to identify monkey populations that have declined through hunting.

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