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#110934
2016-11-17

"Climate change destroys Africa's beauty"

Speaking at COP22 in Marrakesh, 350.org activist Landry Ninteretse says African wildlife and food security are under threat. What the continent needs most from the West is not finance but an end to extractivism.

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#112335
2017-03-27

#Hunger4 Bees: Declining Bee Populations Mean and Our Food

Something that affects every single one of us—food—is being used as a way to offer a new perspective on the global problem of falling bee populations. The impact of the decline in pollinating insects on our diets and the tangible, daily consequences for our health, the environment and biodiversi ...

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#110032
2016-09-16

$48 million fund to help expand marine protected areas

At the ongoing U.S. State Department’s Our Ocean 2016 Conference, in Washington, D.C., the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the Waitt Foundation, the blue moon fund (bmf), and the Global Environment Facility (GEF), together announced a commitment of $48 million to expand and improve marine p ...

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#112042
2017-02-22

'Alarming' superbugs a risk to people, animals and food, EU warns

Superbug bacteria found in people, animals and food across the European Union pose an "alarming" threat to public and animal health having evolved to resist widely used antibiotics, disease and safety experts warned on Wednesday.

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#112301
2017-03-22

'Better de-horned than dead' – zoo chops rhino horns to foil poachers

Czech zoo takes saw to the horns of its 21 rhinoceroses in response to deadly attack at Paris wildlife park this month

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#108893
2016-06-15

'Biblical' moth influx threatens to devastate crops

Scientists have learned that cabbage and cauliflower crops could potentially be "devastated" by a species of moth arriving from continental Europe.

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#112248
2017-03-16

'Billion tree tsunami' surges across northern Pakistan

Years of tree felling reduced Pakistan's forests to under 2 percent of its land area. A planting project backed by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan aims to turn around deforestation.

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#112523
2017-04-12

'Body awareness' offers further proof of elephant intelligence

April 12 (UPI) -- The intelligence of elephants continues to surprise and impress scientists. New research shows elephants have "body awareness," meaning they recognize their bodies as impediments in problem solving situations.

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#112615
2017-04-21

'Climate change allows terrorists to thrive'

A report commissioned by the German foreign office shows how in scenarios of instability and conflict, climate change can contribute to the emergence and growth of terrorist groups such as Boko Haram or "Islamic State."

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#109399
2016-08-02

'Climate change greatest threat to agriculture'

Steadman Fuller, custos of Kingston has described climate change as the single greatest threat to local agriculture and, by extension, the Jamaican economy.

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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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#109794
2016-09-02

'Coffee could be extinct by 2080': why climate change may eradicate your daily latte

Coffee could become extinct by 2080 if global warming continues to worsen, according to a report by The Climate Institute.

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#112409
2017-03-31

'Completely unlivable': Climate change pushing humans, other species to the brink

Human societies and a multitude of species are going to be tested by climate change in ways that are barely understood, a wide-ranging study involving researchers from 44 institutions around the world has found.

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#110316
2016-10-05

'Crisis is a way of life': helping farmers cope with devastating climate change

Changing weather patterns are having a dramatic effect on the livelihoods of smallholders in the developing world. So what can be done?

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#112326
2017-03-24

'Devastating' coral loss in South China Sea - scientists

Scientists are warning of another "devastating" loss of coral due to a spike in sea temperatures.

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#109646
2016-08-19

'Ecosystem canaries' provide early warning signs of catastrophic changes to ecosystems

'Ecosystem canaries' can provide early warning signals of large, potentially catastrophic, changes or tipping points in ecosystems, say researchers.

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#112272
2017-03-20

'Extreme and unusual' climate trends continue after record 2016

In the atmosphere, the seas and around the poles, climate change is reaching disturbing new levels across the Earth.

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#110274
2016-10-03

'Flying ivory' hornbill bird gains extra protection

An Asian bird species under threat for its ivory like helmet has gained extra protection at the Cites conference in Johannesburg.

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#110771
2016-11-08

'Food Wise 2025 plans not viable without serious environmental impact'

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report also states that "we need policies to promote the right farming in the right place" due to the environmental sensitivity of certain areas. And it highlights the negative impact razor-thin margins are having on the drive for greener farming.

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#112028
2017-02-21

'GMO Only Causes Problems': Serbia Maintains Import Ban Despite WTO Demands

Genetically engineered food brings no benefit to Serbia, which shouldn't compromise on its GMO law to enter the WTO, Professor of Agriculture Miodrag Dimitrijevic told Sputnik.

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#108819
2016-06-06

'Go wild for life,' UN says on World Environment Day

5 June 2016 – Marking World Environment Day, which this year focuses on the illegal trade of wildlife, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is calling on everyone to “go wild for life” and take action to help safeguard species under threat for future generations.

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#110072
2016-09-19

'Let mangroves recover' to protect coasts

In Indonesia, a Wetlands International project uses permeable dams to restore sediment needed for the trees to grow. The charity says early results suggest "ecological restoration" is more effective than planting programmes.

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#110081
2016-09-20

'Let mangroves recover' to protect coasts

Allowing mangrove forests to recover naturally result in more resilient habitats that benefit both wildlife and people, say conservationists.

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#110253
2016-09-29

'Marine snow' drifts buoy life on ocean floor

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- New maps charted using sonar sensors on Autosub6000 have revealed the importance of "marine snow" to the distribution of biomass on the ocean floor.

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#108463
2016-05-03

'Now is the time for implementation,' Ban urges session on integrating UN sustainability agenda

2 May 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underlined the importance of devising creative and coherent approaches in linking the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development as world leaders continue to work towards successfully implementing the U ...

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#108689
2016-05-24

'One needs to understand biodiversity to protect it'

The need for coming up with initiatives to control the loss of flora and fauna was highlighted by experts on Sunday-International Day for Biological Diversity at the Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding (IFGTB). Experts also encouraged the youth to understand biodiversity in order to p ...

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#112591
2017-04-19

'Perfect storm' threatens Europe's salamanders

Urgent action is needed to protect wild salamanders in Europe from a deadly infection, say scientists.

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#111982
2017-02-17

'Planet Earth II' weds climate message with jaw-dropping imagery

(CNN) — Jaw-dropping nature footage is one of the many blessings provided by this age of TV abundance. So "Planet Earth II" -- coming a decade after the original -- seeks to up the ante, in part, by incorporating an environmental message.

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#111257
2016-12-05

'Protecting forests is the best way to fight climate change'

With the Cancún Declaration adopted at the Convention on Biological Diversity summit, DW talks to an indigenous leader on how native peoples are defending the Earth's forests - and through that, biodiversity and climate.

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#111283
2016-12-06

'Protecting forests is the best way to fight climate change'

With the Cancún Declaration adopted at the Convention on Biological Diversity summit, DW talks to an indigenous leader on how native peoples are defending the Earth's forests - and through that, biodiversity and climate.

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#110103
2016-09-21

'Red tape' locking small island states out of billions in climate funds

Commonwealth initiative aims to enable countries such as Vanuatu and Fiji to access $100bn pledged in Paris climate talks

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#109046
2016-06-29

'Rule-breaker' forests in Andes, Amazon revealed by remote spectral sensing

It turns out that forests in the Andean and western Amazonian regions of South America break long-understood rules about how ecosystems are put together, according to new research.

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#111972
2017-02-17

'Seagrasses' vital to coastal health

The importance of seagrasses to the health of coastal ecosystems is underlined in new research conducted around Indonesian atolls.

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#112444
2017-04-04

'Selfie monkey' on the brink in Indonesia

Best known for its viral self-portrait, the crested black macaque is also a part of the local indigenous community's diet.

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#112436
2017-04-04

'Surprise' discovery of Europe's first cave-dwelling fish

Pink, scaleless and with declining vision, the cave loach is the first ever example of a fish found living in a cave in Europe.

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#109013
2016-06-27

'Sweet business' of beekeeping helps protect Zimbabwe's forests

MUTARE, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Divas Matinyadze’s 47 beehives are hidden away in a dense patch of forest, along a narrow dirt path beside a small river in Mpudzi Resettlement Scheme.

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#109594
2016-08-15

'The blob': how marine heatwaves are causing unprecedented climate chaos

First seabirds started falling out of the sky, washing up on beaches from California to Canada.Then emaciated and dehydrated sea lion pups began showing up, stranded and on the brink of death.

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#112208
2017-03-13

'They died of thirst': Extreme conditions wipe out forest over 1000 kilometres

The death of mangrove forests stretched over 1000 kilometres of Australia's northern coast a year ago has been blamed on extreme conditions including record temperatures.

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#110538
2016-10-21

'This forest is like an old friend' - India's tribal women fight for land ownership

RANAPUR, India, Oct 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For the tribal women of Gunduribadi village, in India's eastern Odisha state, an early morning patrol is essential to conserve their forest, but what they are protecting goes far beyond food security or even their livelihoods.

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#111091
2016-11-25

'Time to act': Damage to Great Barrier Reef worse than thought, surveys find

The government agency responsible for the Great Barrier Reef says urgent action is needed to save the world heritage site after yet-to-be-published surveys found the record coral bleaching damage earlier this year was even worse than initially thought.

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#111251
2016-12-05

'We urgently need healthy soils to ensure essential services they provide,' Ban says on World Soil Day

Marking World Soil Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stressed the importance of healthy soils, adding that “sustainable management systems and practices will unlock the full potential of soils to support food production, store and supply clean water, preserve biodiversity, se ...

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#108961
2016-06-22

'Zombie corals' pose new threat to world's reefs

Scientists discover corals that look healthy but cannot reproduce, dashing hopes such reefs could repopulate bleached areas

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#110822
2016-11-14

10 Technologies That Are Helping Save Endangered Species

In today’s world, scientists and conservationists are starting to work together to look for solutions to help the plight of endangered species around the globe. These solutions are primarily using technology to help revitalize different populations of animals that are experiencing a decline. Usi ...

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#108924
2016-06-17

10 conservation “fads”: how have they worked in Latin America?

In May 2013, the journal Conservation Biology published an editorial describing 10 conservation methods that emerged since the late 1970’s as fads, “approaches that are embraced enthusiastically and then abandoned.”

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#108824
2016-06-06

10 reasons to be optimistic for forests on World Environment Day

It’s easy to be pessimistic about the state of the world’s forests. Rates of forest loss remain persistently high, especially in the tropics and boreal regions.

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#109802
2016-09-02

10-day IUCN World Conservation Congress begins

The world’s largest conservation conference gets underway in Hawaii

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#112241
2017-03-16

13,000 acres of cloud forest now protected in Colombia

The cloud forest ecoregion of the Colombian Andes is arguably the most biodiverse in the world. A moist climate, varying altitudes, and high rates of endemism create idyllic conditions for life.

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#109562
2016-08-11

16 new frog species spotted in Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

Sixteen frog species and three snake species, which have not been spotted in the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary earlier, have been spotted during the first phase of a first of its kind reptile-amphibian survey carried there from August 5 to 8

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#109521
2016-08-10

20 science questions for US presidential candidates -

MIAMI - A coalition of US groups representing more than 10 million scientists and engineers published 20 questions on Wednesday they want every US presidential candidate to answer ahead of November's vote.

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#110831
2016-11-14

2016 'very likely' to be world's warmest year

2016 looks poised to be the warmest year on record globally, according to preliminary data. With data from just the first nine months, scientists are 90% certain that 2016 will pass the mark set by 2015.

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