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#104445
2015-06-30

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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#104376
2015-06-23

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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#104287
2015-06-16

‘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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#104232
2015-06-10

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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#104165
2015-06-04

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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#104041
2015-05-26

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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#103737
2015-05-07

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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#103303
2015-03-27

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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#103232
2015-03-20

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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#103092
2015-03-10

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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#103069
2015-03-09

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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#103047
2015-03-06

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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#102963
2015-02-27

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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#102822
2015-02-17

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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#102807
2015-02-16

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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#102789
2015-02-13

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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#102704
2015-02-10

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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#102682
2015-02-06

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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#102566
2015-01-30

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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#102555
2015-01-29

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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#102047
2014-11-28

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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#100816
2014-09-09

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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#100716
2014-09-02

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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#100435
2014-08-12

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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#100392
2014-08-08

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?

News Headlines
#100398
2014-08-08

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.

News Headlines
#100375
2014-08-07

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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#99971
2014-07-07

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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#99868
2014-06-26

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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#99620
2014-06-12

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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#99154
2014-05-20

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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#98698
2014-04-24

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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#98209
2014-03-27

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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#97605
2014-02-14

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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#97205
2014-01-27

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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#96531
2013-11-29

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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#96339
2013-11-13

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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#96024
2013-10-22

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.

News Headlines
#96012
2013-10-21

Art, education, and health: holistic conservation group embarks on new chapter

It's unlikely conservation organizations can survive if they are unwilling to embrace change: as an endeavor, conservation requires not just longterm planning, but also an ability to move proactively and fluidly to protect species and safeguard ecosystems.

News Headlines
#95969
2013-10-16

Just one in five children are 'connected to nature' says study

Large numbers of children in Britain are missing out on the natural world, a study from the RSPB suggests.

News Headlines
#95957
2013-10-15

U.S. Science Reporters Becoming an Endangered Species

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee, Oct 15 2013 (IPS) - The news for environmental journalism in the United States is grim and getting grimmer.

News Headlines
#95858
2013-10-07

How to Tell the Biggest Stories of Our Times

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee, U.S., Oct 5 2013 (IPS) - What does gorilla conservation have in common with the provision of contraceptives to women? How does rural-urban migration contribute to global warming? What does city planning in Kenya have to do with coastal erosion in the Philippines?

News Headlines
#95794
2013-10-02

BBC coverage of IPCC climate report criticised for sceptics' airtime

The BBC has been criticised for its coverage of the most comprehensive scientific study on global warming yet published. Prominent climate experts have accused the corporation of bias towards "climate sceptics" at the expense of mainstream scientists.

News Headlines
#95547
2013-09-16

Sustainability education picks up in Germany

In Germany, schools in different states are slowly starting to incorporate the subject of sustainability into their syllabus. But, there are problems in standardizing common goals.

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#95239
2013-08-23

Making Animals Human-Like Is A Key Tool For Conservation

Making animals more relatable to humans could be a key move in conservation projects, according to research by conservationists at several universities.

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#95183
2013-08-20

'Street-view' comes to the world's coral reefs

Scientists are taking the public with them to study the world's coral reefs, thanks to 360 degree panoramas from Google's underwater street-view format. Results from this pioneering project – which will allow ecologists to harness people power to discover how coral reefs are responding to climat ...

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#95155
2013-08-19

UBC has a whale of an exhibit

There are grand, formidable creatures in this world, but the skeleton in the main atrium of the Beaty Biodiversity Museum is a sight to behold.

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#95143
2013-08-16

Cool Globes’ presents real world ideas

Huge, colorful orbs line up in a row down the Tremont Street side of Boston Common. It looks like a giant might be marshalling his marbles. Get up close, and you’ll see that the spheres, each 5 feet in diameter, are globes, fancifully decorated and proffering solutions to climate change.

News Headlines
#95094
2013-08-13

Science express biodiversity special train to reach Kozhikode on Aug 24

Science Express, an innovative mobile exhibition mounted on a specially designed 16 coach AC train, travelling over 96,000 km across India since October 2007, will reach Kozhikode Station on August 24.

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#95099
2013-08-13

Environmental group launches $2 million ad campaign on climate change

The League of Conservation Voters launched a nearly $2 million TV ad campaign on climate change Monday aimed at three House Republicans and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.).

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