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#111332
2016-12-08

'Climate-change education essential for local communities'

Raising Public awareness is invaluable if local communities are to be engaged in the effort to meet the challenge of climate change.

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#111338
2016-12-08

Millennials Have Bad Views on GMOs

It’s important not to fall into the many lazy story lines about millennials being coddled or oversensitive or anti-free-speech or wildly promiscuous or whatever else.

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#111221
2016-12-03

How Japanese media have failed endangered species

In October, a new documentary produced by Leonardo DiCaprio premiered on Netflix.

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#111181
2016-12-01

Pew survey: Americans don’t trust scientists on GMOs

Most Americans, 55 percent, believe that organically grown produce is healthier for them than conventionally grown varieties.

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#111093
2016-11-25

Planet Earth II – The Poaching behind the Scenes

Planet Earth II, the latest nature-themed documentary series of British veteran naturalist Sir David Attenborough, is a stunning testimony to the beauty of our world and the complexity of life that flourishes in it. The program has captivated audiences and has raced to the top of the charts to b ...

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#111003
2016-11-22

Gone Wild for Wildlife: Learning more about preserving Saskatchewan biodiversity

What should you do if you find an injured animal? The Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan (WRSS) hopes you call their hotline, a volunteer run line to give advice on how to help preserve biodiversity here at home.

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#110965
2016-11-18

NY Museum Opens to Public an Exhibit on Cuban Biodiversity

New York, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The New York Museum of Natural History has opened today to local and foreign public the expected special exhibition ''Cuba'', an unprecedented tour of the rich biodiversity and culture of the Caribbean nation. The institution located in the Manhattan district, on ...

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#110739
2016-11-04

Environmental activist gears up for 6,000-mile bamboo bike ride

A bicycle made out of bamboo grown in Cornwall, UK will be ridden the length of South America by an environmental activist and adventurer raising awareness about the loss of biodiversity.

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#110680
2016-11-01

In communicating wildlife conservation, focus on the right message

If you want people to care about endangered species, focus on how many animals are left, not on the chances of a species becoming extinct, according to a new study by Cornell University communication scholars.

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#110618
2016-10-27

Frog goes extinct, media yawns

Is the loss of a unique life form on Earth big news? Not according to most media outlets. But how can the public care about global mass extinction if they aren’t even told about its victims?

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#110431
2016-10-14

Knowledge increases awareness of biodiversity despite firsthand experiences

Protecting an ecological paradise like the island of Santa Cruz can be challenging for its resource managers who want to maximize visitor experiences while minimizing negative impacts on the park.

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#110281
2016-10-03

Six Charts Show Why No One Is Talking About Climate Change

If you’re like the average American, you are probably worried to some degree about climate change. But odds are you don’t spend a lot of time talking about it. At least that’s what the data show.

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#110170
2016-09-26

Japanese interest in climate change falters, especially among young: survey

Japanese people are less interested in climate change now than nine years ago, a government survey has shown.

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#109876
2016-09-08

Do teachers' climate change beliefs influence students?

A North Carolina State University study of middle school science classes explored whether teachers' beliefs about climate change influenced students' perceptions.

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#109820
2016-09-06

Conservative media bias is inflating American climate denial and polarization

New studies show that climate polarization is on the rise in the US; WSJ climate coverage is full of denial.

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#109607
2016-08-16

Inspiring students to explore the deep sea

Bermuda’s schoolchildren are being inspired to become submarine explorers as part of an interactive educational programme on the heels of the XL Catlin Deep Ocean Survey.

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#109608
2016-08-16

This Olympic Weightlifter Danced Off Stage to Raise Awareness of Climate Change

A 105kg weightlifter from Kiribati gave crowds a charming surprise when he danced off stage following his Olympic Games effort. But David Katoatau, 32, was dancing to make a poignant point about climate change – which is destroying the Central Pacific island nation he calls home.

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#109582
2016-08-12

For the Day of the Elephants, a Crash Course in Conservation

There is a moment of intense clarity just before a collision, when everything you’ve done to avoid it has failed… As the now inevitable impact approaches, time seems to slow right down. Or is it that your sense organs go into overdrive? Perhaps it is an evolutionary trait that turns up the dia ...

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#109407
2016-08-03

New School Will Teach The Ways Of The Water Fund In Ecuador

Nature and Culture International is establishing Ecuador’s first water school, an institution created to train municipal water workers in the skills required to join and administer a water fund. The water fund model continues to experience success in managing Latin America’s stressed water resou ...

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#109126
2016-07-11

Food shortages and sea level rise US voters' top climate change concerns

Survey of Guardian readers appalled at lack of climate discussion in 2016 campaign finds food and water shortages viewed as most pressing consequence

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#109064
2016-06-30

How social media can distort and misinform when communicating science

When news breaks – whether the story of a disease outbreak, a terrorist attack or a natural disaster – people increasingly turn to the internet and social media. Individuals use Twitter and Facebook as primary sources for news and information.

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#108918
2016-06-17

Movie theatres to show messages on biodiversity conservation soon

Soon, when you go to watch a movie, you will get to watch messages and videos on the need to protect and conserve India’s biodiversity—similar to the anti-smoking campaigns that cinemas currently run.

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#108928
2016-06-17

Atlantic Biodiversity Display Raises Awareness for Endangered Species

Over 3,000 students, parents and members of the Point Fortin community gained a new appreciation for species which may be endangered at the 7th Annual Biodiversity Display mounted by Atlantic in celebration of World Environment Day.

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#108870
2016-06-09

Changing the message could help communicate dangers of climate change

As a political issue, climate change splits mostly along ideological lines in the U.S.

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#108667
2016-05-20

Meet the Bee Expert who Helped Invent the BioBlitz

Sam Droege is known for his stunning close-up photography of bees, published in National Geographic (magazine and online), and featured also in the video on this post. He’ll be participating in the National Parks BioBlitz in Washington, D.C. this weekend, looking for bees, of course.

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#108482
2016-05-05

Skepticism about climate change may be linked to concerns about economy

Americans may be more likely to accept the scientific evidence of human-caused climate change and its potentially devastating effects if they believe the economy is strong and stable, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

News Headlines
#107329
2016-02-23

Don’t wait for crises to reach public with science

A wide range of players, from policymakers to the media, often consult scientists at times of crisis or social controversy. At such times, how the public perceives the credibility and relevance of scientists to society is vital to how their views might be received

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#107200
2016-02-12

Two-thirds of US students are taught climate change badly, study finds

Just 38% of US schoolchildren were taught that climate change is linked to fossil fuels, with many teachers spending less than an hour a year on the subject

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#107042
2016-02-01

Environment Ministers Message on World Wetlands Day Wetlands for our Future Sustainable Livelihoods" is this Years Theme

The following is the text of the message of Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar, on the occasion of World Wetlands Day, being celebrated tomorrow, February 2, 2016:

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#107050
2016-02-01

Tree of the Year – Sri Lanka competition launched

The Carbon Consulting Company, known for its innovative endeavors in the field of corporate environmental sustainability, launched a groundbreaking initiative to recognize and preserve the increasingly threatened biodiversity habitat across the country. ”The Tree of the Year- Sri Lanka”is a high ...

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#106968
2016-01-25

Why are some British newspapers still denying climate change?

Why are so many British newspaper editors still serving up unscientific climate change denial to their readers, even though the governments of more than 190 countries - including the UK - agreed in Paris last month that urgent action is required to avoid dangerous impacts from rising greenhouse ...

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#106862
2016-01-15

As education grows so does the awareness of conserving biodiversity

Located off the southeast coast of Africa is the fourth largest island in the world – Madagascar, a country known for its unique wildlife.

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#106765
2016-01-07

Caribbean Journalists Prepare to Report on Climate Change

SANTO DOMINGO, Jan 6 2016 (IPS) - Environmentally committed journalists in the Caribbean point to a major challenge for media workers: communicating and raising awareness about the crucial climate change agreement that emerged from the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris.

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#106769
2016-01-07

Nigeria: UNIC Lagos Unveils '17 - 17 SDGs Campaign' On Social Media

The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos has launched a social media educational campaign to increase public awareness of the 17 goals and the 169 targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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#106746
2016-01-06

New app could turn outdoor enthusiasts into citizen-scientists

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — If you enjoy wildlife, fishing, nature walks, paddle sports and other streamside activities, Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences now is giving you a chance to parlay those interests into becoming a citizen-scientist by observing and recording environmental and ec ...

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#106739
2016-01-05

Namibia: Communal Farmers Trained in Ecosystem Management

A TRAINING project on how to restore ecosystems and ground-water in arid areas, using rangelands as a drainage system, and rangelands re-hydration landscape scaling-up for food security has started in Kunene and Khomas regions.

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#106688
2015-12-22

Nine kids' shows that inspired generations to fight for the environment

We can learn a lot from children's TV shows, including about biodiversity and how to care for our planet. Here are nine cartoons and shows that inspired generations to fight for the environment.

News Headlines
#106689
2015-12-22

Review: 'Bread, Wine, Chocolate' links foods, flavours and biodiversity

The lands, waters and atmosphere of our planet are under tremendous stress from the appetites and endeavours of more than 7 billion people, and such issues often make for grim reading. But environmentalist Simran Sethi has an appealing new argument in "Bread, Wine, Chocolate." She explains how t ...

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#106613
2015-12-15

Climate change lectures leave public unmoved

Drawing out our innate ties with nature may sway opinion more than hammering home scientific truths.

News Headlines
#106525
2015-12-09

Climate change is 'largest science communication failure in history'

Most climate change scientists have been trying to convince people with actual science: evidence of melting glaciers, rising sea levels, endangered polar bears.

News Headlines
#106256
2015-11-25

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.

News Headlines
#106220
2015-11-24

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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#106025
2015-11-06

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.

News Headlines
#105865
2015-10-29

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.

News Headlines
#105671
2015-10-15

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

It remains unclear how changing views will influence policy

News Headlines
#105628
2015-10-13

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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#105265
2015-09-15

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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#105021
2015-08-28

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.

News Headlines
#105007
2015-08-27

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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#104950
2015-08-21

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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