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#111639
2017-01-17

Parts of United States are heating faster than globe as a whole

A new study shows the Northeast USA will reach the dangerous 2°C warming threshold faster than most of the rest of the planet

News Headlines
#111640
2017-01-17

Big businesses vow to tackle plastics problem

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, major corporations have signed on to an initiative to better reuse and recycle plastic packaging - to reap economic benefits, and in hopes of stemming an environmental crisis.

News Headlines
#111641
2017-01-17

Climate policies alone will not save Earth's most diverse tropical forests

A focus on policies to conserve tropical forests for their carbon storage value may imperil some of the world's most biologically rich tropical forests, says new research.

News Headlines
#111629
2017-01-16

Cassava could 'transform economies' in Central Africa

[YAOUNDE, CAMEROON] A newly established regional forum on cassava for Central African countries aims to facilitate dialogue to improve how to add value to cassava farming.

News Headlines
#111630
2017-01-16

Enforcement, development and education define efforts to save Vietnam’s rare primates

CAO BANG CITY, Vietnam – Vietnam is home to some of the world’s most endangered primates, many of which live in the country’s mountainous, heavily forested far-northern provinces.

News Headlines
#111631
2017-01-16

Development has affected 7 percent of virgin forests since 2000: Study

A new study shows that the world has lost 7 percent of its intact forests in the past 16 years, with implications for biodiversity, climate change, and human life.

News Headlines
#111632
2017-01-16

Nasa satellites reveal dramatic deforestation in Cambodia in just 15 years

Images captured by Nasa satellites have revealed dramatic forest losses in Cambodia since the turn of the century. The country is considered to have one of the fastest rates of deforestation in the world.

News Headlines
#111633
2017-01-16

Japanese law for endangered wildlife set for what critics call toothless revamp

The Law on Conservation of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora is set to be revised once again to further improve government measures to prevent vulnerable animal and plant species from becoming extinct.

News Headlines
#111634
2017-01-16

Climate change has mixed effects on migratory geese

Climate change improves the breeding chances of migratory geese in the Arctic – but puts mother geese at more risk of death, according to a new study.

News Headlines
#111635
2017-01-16

Kariba REDD+ project support conservation farming

MASHONALAND WEST, Zimbabwe-A narrow bumpy and dirty road snakes through maize and tobacco fields in a small village in Zimbabwe’s Mashonaland West province.

News Headlines
#111636
2017-01-16

Does the bald eagle's comeback spell bad news for other species?

The national bird has made a dramatic comeback in the last few decades. But now, the predator is seeking out livestock and even some endangered species as food.

News Headlines
#111637
2017-01-16

3 disease resistant GMOs could address climate change and save farmers billions

The comment refers to potatoes being thrown away by the millions.

News Headlines
#111638
2017-01-16

Concerns over first snow and common leopards found in same area

The first ever recorded video footage showing snow leopards and common leopards sharing the same habitat on the Tibetan plateau has caused concern among conservationists.

News Headlines
#111620
2017-01-13

Mapping movements of alien bird species

A global map of alien bird species has been produced for the first time by a team of researchers. It shows that human activities are the main determinants of how many alien bird species live in an area but that alien species are most successful in areas already rich with native bird species.

News Headlines
#111621
2017-01-13

New study analyzes biggest threats to Southeast Asian biodiversity

Southeast Asia is a global biodiversity hotspot — but with about 4 billion people living in the region, the pressures on that biodiversity are severe.

News Headlines
#111622
2017-01-13

Almost 75% of Japan's biggest coral reef has died from bleaching, says report

Coral in the Sekisei lagoon in Okinawa has turned brown and is covered with algae, according to a government study

News Headlines
#111623
2017-01-13

Europe should expand bee-harming pesticide ban, say campaigners

The threat posed to bees by neonicotinoid pesticides is greater than perceived in 2013 when the EU adopted a partial ban, new report concludes

News Headlines
#111624
2017-01-13

Africa: To Discover Africa's Biodiversity, Look to the Soil

Esther Ngumbi — South Africa is finally embarking on a long-overdue initiative: mapping the incredible biodiversity in Africa’s soils

News Headlines
#111625
2017-01-13

Climate change could kill off parasites, destabilizing ecosystems

Photogenic animals, from polar bears to people, aren't the only creatures under threat from global climate change. A new review led by UC Berkeley suggests the phenomenon threatens parasites with extinction, which could have big consequences for ecosystems.

News Headlines
#111626
2017-01-13

Conservation practices may leave African indigenous populations behind

Conservation and logging groups in Central and West Africa are failing to fully incorporate local concerns into management, marginalizing the livelihoods of the local population, according to Nathan Clay, Ph.D. candidate in geography, Penn State.

News Headlines
#111627
2017-01-13

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of Africa's oldest indigenous peoples is facing a land crisis

The pygmies, widely known as Bambuti, are being pushed out of their native land to which they could assert no legal title

News Headlines
#111628
2017-01-13

Smallholders team up to confront climate change impacts

Farmers in Mwingi, a remote, arid and impoverished region of Kitui County of Kenya have been experiencing unreliable rain patterns and problems associated with droughts.

News Headlines
#111610
2017-01-12

Thousands hold ‘Global Protest Day’ to support world’s largest mangrove forest

Plans for a huge power plant situated near the world’s largest mangrove forest in Bangladesh has incited outrage from many Bangladeshi conservationists and citizens.

News Headlines
#111611
2017-01-12

Collapse of Gulf Stream poses threat to life as we know it

New research suggests the Gulf Stream system that grants Europe and parts of North America its temperate climate cannot weather global warming. Should we be worried?

News Headlines
#111612
2017-01-12

Double fish production while preserving biodiversity—can it be done?

Tanzania, perhaps best known for safaris over its vast open plains, has ambitious plans for diminutive freshwater wildlife with enormous, untapped potential.

News Headlines
#111613
2017-01-12

Can the 'greening' be greener?

New evidence shows that the 'Ecological Focus Areas' introduced under the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) greening rules can provide a lot more, for both nature and farmers

News Headlines
#111614
2017-01-12

‘Green deserts’ or functional forests?

Natural forests support life in complex ways. Forest ecosystems are habitats for animals and humans, they regulate air quality, temperature and carbon cycling, protect soils and water quality, help mitigate climate change, and much more.

News Headlines
#111615
2017-01-12

Changing climate changes soils

Researchers have used digital techniques to predict how one vital soil characteristic, soil organic carbon, may be altered by climate change

News Headlines
#111616
2017-01-12

It’s Time to Give Nature the Credit It Deserves

Nature is often admired for its beauty, but rarely for the critical role it plays in moving, storing and filtering water before it comes out of our taps

News Headlines
#111617
2017-01-12

CIFOR and UNEP team up to work on sustainable landscapes

11 January 2017 – Landscape and forest restoration will be a key area of focus in 2017 under a new partnership between the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

News Headlines
#111618
2017-01-12

Geoengineering a solution to global warming is risky. Doing nothing is worse.

f there’s even a smidgen of hope in the climate change story, it’s that ultimately, humans will find a way to pull enough carbon dioxide out of the air to reset the planet to something akin to “normal.”

News Headlines
#111619
2017-01-12

Alien bird risk from pet trade

The trade in caged birds poses a risk to native species if the pets escape into the wild, UK researchers say.

News Headlines
#111563
2017-01-11

Pretty in pink: Some algae like it cold

Scientific efforts are aimed at learning more about the effects of pink snow algae on glaciers and snowfields covering Pacific Northwest stratovolcanoes.

News Headlines
#111564
2017-01-11

Researchers identify monarch butterfly birthplaces to help conserve species

University of Guelph researchers have pinpointed the North American birthplaces of migratory monarch butterflies that overwinter in Mexico, vital information that will help conserve the dwindling species.

News Headlines
#111565
2017-01-11

Behind New Zealand’s wild plan to purge all pests

The country is gearing up to get rid of rats, possums, stoats and other invasive predators by 2050. Is it a pipe dream?

News Headlines
#111566
2017-01-11

World’s most endangered fruit bat could soon be extinct due to rapid forest loss

The rare Livingstone’s fruit bat population is down to about 1,200 individuals, distributed across only 21 roost sites that are threatened by habitat loss, a new study has found.

News Headlines
#111567
2017-01-11

Bird species vanish from UK due to climate change and habitat loss

Rising temperatures and crop farming mean birds are disappearing from parts of England, says study, while butterflies and dragonflies are faring better

News Headlines
#111568
2017-01-11

New species of gibbon discovered in China

Newly recognised species given the name ‘Skywalker hoolock gibbon’ by the team that proved it was distinct from other Chinese gibbons

News Headlines
#111569
2017-01-11

Platform to bolster biodiversity conservation launched

[CANCUN] A learning platform piloted in four countries — including Senegal — is expected to help the West African region boost biodiversity conservation.

News Headlines
#111570
2017-01-11

‘Safeguarding of biodiversity must be integrated across agric sector’

Governments from 167 countries have given unprecedented recognition to the need to protect biodiversity across agricultural sectors as a key action to achieve sustainable development, including ensuring food security and addressing climate change.

News Headlines
#111571
2017-01-11

How far do invasive species travel?

As a result of the globalization of trade and transport, in the past decades, tens of thousands of species have spread into regions where they were not originally at home.

News Headlines
#111572
2017-01-11

Grasslands hold potential for increased food production

Managing grazing on grasslands in a more efficient way could significantly increase global milk and meat production or free up land for other uses.

News Headlines
#111573
2017-01-11

Eating insects has long made sense in Africa. The world must catch up

Eating insects is extremely common in a number of African countries, but is frowned upon by many in the West.

News Headlines
#111574
2017-01-11

Take a Rare Look Inside Russia's Wildest Nature Reserves

Russia is celebrating the centennial of its system of nature protection—including reserves so strict that few people have ever visited them.

News Headlines
#111575
2017-01-11

World's most expansive peatlands found in Congolese swamps

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The world's largest expanse of peatlands, the Cuvette Centrale peatlands, lies in the central Congo Basin. According to new research, the peatlands are much larger than originally estimated.

News Headlines
#111548
2017-01-10

Warmer oceans encouraging two new phytoplankton groups

TORONTO, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Two newly identified groups of phytoplankton appear to thrive in warm water. Though they are rare and different from any known species, scientists suggest the groups could become more common as ocean temperatures rise.

News Headlines
#111549
2017-01-10

Warming world harming insects' reproduction, says study

A warming world harms insects' ability to reproduce, which could have long-term consequences, scientists warn.

News Headlines
#111550
2017-01-10

Fragmentation boosts carbon storage along temperate forest edges

Scientists and conservationists worry about the cascade of detriment that results from slicing up blocks of forest, especially as the amount of intact forest dwindles globally.

News Headlines
#111551
2017-01-10

Once a trophy hunting concession, now a snow leopard sanctuary

Snow leopards are showing up on camera traps in places they’d never been seen before – thanks to an innovative programme in Kyrgyzstan.

News Headlines
#111552
2017-01-10

Secrets of the Brazilian Cerrado

Deforestation, agricultural expansion and fires have destroyed nearly 60 percent of the world's most biologically rich savanna, the Cerrado. Global Ideas views the region in pictures.

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