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Ethiopia: Institute Calls Up On Media to Promote Biodiversity Plans

It is high time to give due attention to biodiversity as the world is now witnessing the impacts of climate change and working to attain SDGs set by the UN and member countries.

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Why are so many Americans skeptical about climate change? A study offers a surprising answer.

Climate change has long been a highly polarizing topic in the United States, with Americans lining up on opposite sides depending on their politics and worldview. Now a scientific study sheds new light on the role played by corporate money in creating that divide.

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What the world thinks about climate change in 7 charts

As world leaders prepare to negotiate a major climate change agreement later this month at the United Nations’ Paris 2015 conference, a new Pew Research Center survey finds that people around the world see the issue as a significant challenge and want their governments to take action.

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Russian media take climate cue from skeptical Putin

Wildfires crackled across Siberia this summer, turning skies ochre and sending up enough smoke from burning pines to blot out satellite views of the 400-mile-long Lake Baikal.

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Americans’ Denial of Climate Change Hits Record Low, Survey Finds

It remains unclear how changing views will influence policy

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Rising numbers of Americans believe climate science, poll shows

Level of belief has increased seven percentage points in the past six months as climate change brings weather events closer to home

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Snapshot of Americans' knowledge of science

There are substantial differences among Americans when it comes to knowledge and understanding of science topics, especially by educational levels as well as by gender, age, race and ethnicity, according to a new Pew Research Center report.

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Climate change in everyday life

Photographer James Whitlow Delano runs Everyday Climate Change, a successful Instagram feed. It's the best way to reach people, he says. Today, the feed features the work of photographers from all over the world.

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Only 45% of Scottish people believe climate change is an 'immediate and urgent' issue

Less than half of the people in Scotland believe that climate change is an urgent issue, according to an annual survey of the country’s attitudes.

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Textbook boosts pupil awareness of climate change

[DHAKA] Targeted teaching helps Bangladeshi pupils learn how to limit the health risks of climate change, a study shows.

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Lack of education hampers climate awareness

People in Africa and Asia are more likely to consider global warming a personal threat if they notice changes in the local temperature, according to an analysis based on a survey of 195,000 people from 119 countries.

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NTT schools introduce new subject to promote conservation

In an effort to promote the importance of the natural environment to children, the West Manggarai regional administration in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) will introduce the subject of environmental conservation as a part of the primary school curriculum’s local content, starting in the 2015-2016 aca ...

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Globalize geoscience

Developing countries lag far behind, in terms of scientific — including geoscience — output. Failing to spread the know-how means that the world is missing out on great intellectual potential.

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Helping African science academies build policy clout

All over the world, scientists complain that governments ignore scientific evidence. And not without reason: in every field, from drugs to climate change, policies are being developed with too little awareness of the evidence that could underpin better decisions.

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‘Girls’ in the lab and the point of science engagement

The uproar over Tim Hunt’s remarks on ‘girls’ in the lab shows why gender awareness in science journalism matters.

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Chinese Public Most Worried About Climate Change

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 9 2015 (IPS) - A new survey finds that China leads the world in public support for government action on climate change.

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Journalism is critical to farming innovation take-up

Makida Mohammed is a farmer near Assela in Ethiopia’s Oromia region, where grains such as wheat, barley and tef dominate the landscape.

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Scientists warn plant global knowledge will be lost as botany studies drop sharply

MOUNT IDA, Ark. -- Scientists are warning that the plant world could become a virtual mystery in the coming decades as college students increasingly shy away from studying botany and universities across the U.S. shutter their long-standing collections of plant species.

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How social media can make sharks seem less scary

Great white shark Mary Lee, tracked off the coast of Maryland Wednesday morning, is one of at least 40 sharks that nonprofit research group OCEARCH tracks.

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Media coverage of UN climate science reports: why it matters

Is climate change an uncertain science, ideological struggle or opportunity? The way it is framed affects public perception

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Are there too many sustainable development goals?

We asked, you answered. As part of our Students Speak series, students share their thoughts on the effectiveness of the new set of goals and targets

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Consensus and geoengineering - how to convince people about global warming

Social scientists are debating how best to shift public opinion on global warming

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From ancient village to world class garden.

Incessant tribal warfare reduced the village to smouldering ruins.Yet like the metaphorical phoenix, it would rise from the ashes, albeit almost 200 hundred years later, to reclaim its place in Suva history.

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Science 'squeezed out of primary schools'

Science is being squeezed out of English primary schools, with a third not providing the recommended two hours of teaching a week, research suggests.

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Most Americans see combating climate change as a moral duty

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A significant majority of Americans say combating climate change is a moral issue that obligates them – and world leaders - to reduce carbon emissions, a Reuters/IPSOS poll has found.

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The school growing a digital forest in Rwanda

How did pupils at a state school in Somerset end up in discussions with the Rwandan government to build a digital forest? And what role did technology play in making this happen?

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Australian scientists make fresh attempt at explaining climate change

Australia's leading science body has reissued its climate change booklet in a bid to improve public understanding of the contentious subject.

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Vietnamese Youth Embrace Environmental Activism

HANOI— Vietnam’s transformation from poverty to a fast growing economy has taken its toll on the environment, but those who will be worst affected - young people - are taking action to change things.

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MoU signed to preserve Ghana's natural, historical sites

Ghana Museums and Monuments Board has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ghana Heritage Conservation Trust aimed at forging closer collaboration to strengthen their managerial roles in preserving the country's historical sites and cultural heritage.

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Emotions, not science, rule U.S. climate change debate: study

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Despite a scientific consensus that human activity is causing the planet to warm up, ingrained attitudes among Americans mean policy changes on global warming are unlikely, academics said in a new study.

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Survey finds US public still supports science

The US public trusts scientists and supports science. But scientists and non-scientists are concerned about the state of children’s science education, and researchers are dismayed about the state of US science, according to a poll released on 29 January.

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British belief in climate change on the rise, research finds

Poll finds 15% say climate change is major threat in next two decades, jumping to 29% for people with direct recent experience of flooding

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Education is key to climate adaptation

According to new research, education makes people less vulnerable to natural disasters such as floods, landslides, and storms that are expected to intensify with climate change.

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Awareness drive on marine bio-diversity

The conservation of marine diversity has a major role to play when it comes to ensuring livelihoods of coastal communities. In the wake of rising concerns, an awareness drive on marine eco systems was launched for students here on Saturday. Tree Foundation, a voluntary organisation, in associa ...

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Awareness on biodiversity in schools

PANAJI: Goa board of secondary and higher secondary education has affiliated with Goa state biodiversity board to create awareness on biodiversity amongst students and teachers of secondary and higher secondary schools.

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Competitions for students on biodiversity themes

District-level competitions in schools highlighting the importance of conservation of biodiversity will be conducted as part of the ‘‘Biodiversity Congress for Children’’ being organised by the Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) with the objective of creating conservation awareness among sch ...

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From tigers to toilets: the rise of corporate cause marketing in India

Social and environmental awareness among Indian consumers has led to more cause marketing, but are companies ignoring one of the most pressing social issues - poverty?

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Farmers use social media to stop food waste

After seeing stocks of unsold food, a farm manager in Northern California has started a social media venture that connects farmers with local consumers to stop food waste.

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Rwanda: Activists Take Environment Awareness Drive to Schools

More than 300 secondary school students in Rwanda were trained in environment protection and sustainable development during the previous term.

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For first time, Canadians join program that educates teachers on climate change

For the first time, Canadians are joining a program of Arctic and Antarctic expeditions created for teachers to collect stories, data and photographs that will help their students learn about climate change and the environment.

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South Africa Aims to Draw Youth Into Agriculture

The government will be working to strengthen the country's agricultural training institutions over the next five years in order to attract more young South Africans into the sector, says Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana

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Climate change beats biodiversity as a press, scientific, and funding priority

As climate change has become a more prominent public concern, some scientists have worried that it might distract attention from related environmental problems, such as the global loss of biodiversity.

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Is science journalism ignoring censorship?

World Press Freedom Day was observed on 3 May as usual this year. It marks one of the handful of moral absolutes in our civilisation: the desire for journalists to hold the powerful to account and document current events. But it also presents an opportunity for media professionals to reflect on ...

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The case for a global fund for science education

In today’s global economy, a workforce trained in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) is recognised as a primary driver of growth.

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Gambia: Media Practitioners Exposed to Environmental Protection

No fewer than 30 media practitioners mainly editors, web-designers, radio presenters and online reporters from the print and electronic media recently held a daylong capacity enhancement on environmental reporting, at the Wellingara Horticulture Model Centre.

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New atlas helps protect the soils of Latin America and the Caribbean

The European Commission's in-house science service today publishes the first ever comprehensive overview of the soils of Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Citizen science charts horse chestnut tree pest spread

A citizen science study, involving more than 3,500 people, has revealed the spread and establishment of the horse chestnut leaf-miner in the UK.

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Climate change in school curriculum

Climate change, regarded as one of the biggest challenges of the day, is an issue of everyone’s concern — be it an environmentalist, student or any other.

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Biodiversity? 70% have no idea what this word means

A staggering 70% of Maltese have never heard of the term biodiversity, making the Maltese the least knowledgeable on the subject among 27 nations surveyed by the EU's statistical arm Eurostat's continental survey Eurobarometer.

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How teachers in Africa are failed by mobile learnin

You've no doubt heard of the mobile phone revolution sweeping Sub-Saharan Africa — perhaps mobile money transfer, or mHealth. The hope is that mobile technologies will transform lives by improving health, education, finance and women's position in society.

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