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#132428
2022-01-12

Iconic flower's genetic puzzle revealed

Scientists led by UNSW have pieced together the complex genetic puzzle of the floral emblem of New South Wales, the iconic Australian waratah.

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#132430
2022-01-12

‘Extraordinarily warm’: winter is fastest-heating season in most of US

American winters are rapidly warming and December 2021 was no exception. In New York, last month’s average temperature was 43.8F (6.5C) – 4.7F above the 1991-to-2020 average according to a recent analysis by Climate Central. The American south had an especially warm December, with Shreveport, Lo ...

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#132431
2022-01-12

Tumble dryers found to be a leading source of microfibre air pollution

A single tumble dryer could be responsible for releasing 120m micro plastic fibres into the air each year, a study has found. Tumble dryers are one of the main sources of microfibre pollution in the atmosphere, according to research by Prof Kenneth Leung, director of the State Key Laboratory of ...

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#132432
2022-01-12

Conifer plantation push could threaten red squirrel population, study finds

Conifer plantations, which are being expanded around the UK to combat the climate crisis and foster biodiversity, are in danger of hurting one of the key species they were thought to protect: red squirrels.

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#132433
2022-01-12

Half this year’s little penguin chicks on WA’s Penguin Island wiped out as colony dwindles

Half the little penguin chicks from this year’s breeding season on Penguin Island in Western Australia have died, as the colony dwindles and researchers accuse the state government of failing to act.

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#132434
2022-01-12

‘Babies here are born sick’: are Bolivia’s gold mines poisoning its indigenous people?

Outside a small brick house shared by four families, Daniela Prada, who is heavily pregnant, gathers guava leaves to make a tea for her two-year-old son.

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#132435
2022-01-12

Newly declared dugong conservation reserve will help protect marine biodiversity

In an effort to protect the dugong, the Tamil Nadu government declared 500 sq. km of the biodiversity-rich waters in the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay, where the marine mammal is found, as the country’s first dugong conservation reserve. Announced in September last year, the reserve is spread over ...

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#132436
2022-01-12

State aid: Commission invites comments on proposed revision of EU State aid rules for agriculture, forestry and fishery sectors

The European Commission is inviting all interested parties to comment on proposed revised State aid rules for the agricultural, forestry and fishery sectors. The purpose of the proposed revision is to align the current rules with the current EU strategic priorities, in particular the Common Agri ...

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#132437
2022-01-12

EU, Swedish government commit to restoration of forests

European Union delegation to Uganda and the Swedish embassy in Uganda have reiterated their commitment to supporting government efforts to restore degraded forest cover while calling for action to reduce deforestation and better management of the ecosystem.

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#132438
2022-01-12

Telangana: Indian Muntjac found in Asifabad forests after 25 years

Forest department officials in this district are elated, after they recorded the movement of Indian Muntjac, also known as barking deer in the jungles of this district. The recorded sighting assumes significance as last time these deers were recorded was a quarter century ago.

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#132439
2022-01-12

How to save the future of Africa's forests

Africa’s forests are a significant component of the “lungs of the world”, but what does their future look like, especially in the face of increasing agricultural expansion — the primary driver of deforestation?

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#132441
2022-01-12

The devastating mudslides that follow forest fires

The summer of 2021 brought ideal fire weather to southern British Columbia in Canada. A dome of hot, high-pressure air settled over the area, sending temperatures soaring into record territory after months of drought.

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#132442
2022-01-12

Ocean warming has caused fish to shrink in size

Researchers have found that ocean warming, acidification and oxygen depletion have caused a species shift, causing fish to have smaller body sizes

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#132443
2022-01-12

Overcoming the Challenges of Ocean Data Uncertainty

Data characterizing the ocean are inherently estimates and are therefore uncertain. This is true of all in situ and remotely sensed observations—of, say, sea surface temperature or sea level—as well as of outputs and forecasts from numerical models and of analysis products resulting from the syn ...

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#132444
2022-01-12

Oceans were hotter in 2021 than at any time in recorded history

New research out this week shows that the world's oceans last year were hotter than they've ever been in recorded history — part of a long-term warming trend driven primarily by planet-wrecking fossil fuel emissions.

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#132445
2022-01-12

New species of coral discovered in Scottish waters, shedding new light on deep sea biodiversity

The discovery of a new coral species in waters off the coast of Scotland has sparked new scientific excitement about the biodiversity of the deep sea.

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#132446
2022-01-12

Protected marine areas should serve nature and people: a review of South Africa’s efforts

Marine protected areas in South Africa and across the world have an identity crisis. For some, they’re the answer to all marine conservation challenges. They prevent habitat destruction and unsustainable resource extraction, and provide resilience against climate change.

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#132447
2022-01-12

The Green Planet live stream: how to watch the new BBC David Attenborough nature series from anywhere

The Green Planet – David Attenborough's latest BBC natural history series – has been called "gobsmacking" and "awe-inspiring". From the world's deadliest flower to the 1000-year-old tropical trees, The Green Planet shows you things no eye has ever seen.

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#132448
2022-01-12

Patricia Zurita on nature, climate and Don’t Look Up!

I gather many others have criticised the film because they found the allegory connecting an imminent comet destroying earth with the climate crisis to be inaccurate or tortured. To be honest, I find this a bit ridiculous, and it feeds my frustration.

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#132449
2022-01-12

LATA to launch nature and biodiversity tourism push

The Latin American Travel Association is to concentrate 2022 marketing on biodiversity and animal tourism, aiming for a bigger slice of a market dominated by Africa.

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#132450
2022-01-12

Earliest human remains in eastern Africa dated to more than 230,000 years ago

The age of the oldest fossils in eastern Africa widely recognized as representing our species, Homo sapiens, has long been uncertain. Now, dating of a massive volcanic eruption in Ethiopia reveals they are much older than previously thought.

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#132451
2022-01-12

Study challenges evolutionary theory that DNA mutations are random

A simple roadside weed may hold the key to understanding and predicting DNA mutation, according to new research from University of California, Davis, and the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Germany.

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#132452
2022-01-12

Why are San Jose's trees disappearing? City loses hundreds of acres each year

San Jose's trees are slowly vanishing. Despite boasting, the nation's 10th largest city is in the midst of an environmental crisis as the tree canopy that shades it has dwindled by 1.82% between 2012 and 2018.

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#132453
2022-01-12

Climate change: Thawing permafrost a triple-threat

Thawing Arctic permafrost laden with billions of tonnes of greenhouse gases not only threatens the region's critical infrastructure but life across the planet, according a comprehensive scientific review.

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#132454
2022-01-12

Climate emergency tops list of concerns in WEF Global Risks Report 2022

Climate risks dominate global concerns even as the world enters the third year of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the World Economic Forum‘s (WEF) Global Risks Report 2022.

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#132455
2022-01-12

Weaving Indigenous knowledge into the scientific method

Many scientists rely on Indigenous people to guide their work — by helping them to find wildlife, navigate rugged terrain or understand changing weather trends, for example. But these relationships have often felt colonial, extractive and unequal. Researchers drop into communities, gather data a ...

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#132456
2022-01-12

Ottawa’s new science grant recipients to tackle complex challenges, including Indigenous-led solutions to stem biodiversity loss

Indigenous solutions for conserving nature while promoting health; machines for preserving organs donated for transplants; strategies for turning discarded ocean byproducts into opportunities for coastal communities.

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#132459
2022-01-13

Research links large industrial farming to biodiversity loss

Though there is a suggestion that large industrial farms can harm biodiversity, there are solutions farmers can put in place to mitigate this and promote wildlife growth in agricultural settings.

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#132460
2022-01-13

Delhi govt gives further push to conservation of biodiversity in capital

NEW DELHI: Delhi government has notified the Delhi Biodiversity Council for conservation of biodiversity in the capital, susutainable use of its components and regulating access to biological resources for commercial utilisation.

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#132461
2022-01-13

On agrobiodiversity, the Andes can teach the world much about crop conservation (commentary)

Two of the world’s most ubiquitous and important crops have a 7,000-year-old backstory, which can be traced to the Andes in South America, where maize and potatoes have long been cultivated for food.

News Headlines
#132462
2022-01-13

Forest, Tree Cover In India Increased By 2,216 Sq Km In 2 Yrs; Andhra Added The Most

India's total forest and tree cover is now spread across 80.9 million hectares, which is 24.62 per cent of the geographical area of the country.

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#132463
2022-01-13

Canada needs a national tracking system to better fight climate change. Here’s why

A new report suggests Canada is not doing enough to adapt to and prevent the effects of climate change and is lacking the critical data it needs to do so.

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#132464
2022-01-13

Egypt's Environment min.: COP27 can build on recommendations of WYF's climate change session

Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad underlined the importance of recommendations of the climate change session which was held within the framework of the World Youth Forum (WYF) with the participation of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.

News Headlines
#132465
2022-01-13

How shea trees can help combat climate change

You’ve most likely used a shea product today, possibly without even knowing. You probably know it’s in a lot of beauty products like creams and emollients. But the vast majority of shea goes into foodstuffs like chocolate, confectionery products, pastries, margarines, and vegan products. Shea bu ...

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#132466
2022-01-13

Record number of Americans alarmed about climate crisis, report finds

A new report has revealed that a record number of Americans are now alarmed about the climate crisis. The study, published by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, found that Americans overall are becoming increasingly worried about global heating, more engaged with the issue and mor ...

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#132467
2022-01-13

FEATURE-Nepal's blossoming honey industry crushed by wild weather

In the 15 years Chitra Bhan Khatri has been keeping bees in west Nepal, he never had trouble providing food for his insects - until last year, when unseasonally heavy rain left his honeybees hungry.

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#132468
2022-01-13

Study: Biodiversity richness of butterflies peaks in October in Tadoba National Park

A duo of zoologists from Mumbai has traced butterfly species variations as per seasonal changes in Chandrapur’s Tadoba National Park.

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#132469
2022-01-13

COP26: Australia Commits More Climate Financing for Pacific and Southeast Asia. It’s Not Enough.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has pledged half a billion dollars more to help the Pacific and Southeast Asia address the climate crisis, acknowledging during his final announcement at COP26 that there was “no greater threat to our Pacific family than climate change.”

News Headlines
#132470
2022-01-13

A large flock of critically endangered birds arrive in Cambodia in yearly migration

A large flock of critically endangered migratory birds, the yellow-breasted bunting, have arrived at the Boeung Prek Lapouv Protected Landscape in southern Cambodia’s Takeo province during their yearly migration, a conservationist organization said on Wednesday.

News Headlines
#132471
2022-01-13

UVic trio part of biodiversity project awarded $24M

Three UVic researchers are part of a project that was awarded $24 million on Wednesday to study an existential topic: the survival of life on Earth.

News Headlines
#132472
2022-01-13

2022: A Full Calendar for SDG Discussions and Global Environmental Governance

2022 will be a significant year for governing the 2030 Agenda and other global frameworks on protecting the environment. While 2020 was anticipated as a super year for nature, and 2021 was considered all the more crucial for biodiversity after the pandemic froze many global discussions, 2022 now ...

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#132474
2022-01-13

Corporates sustain deforestation crisis

Influential companies and financial institutions are undermining global action on climate change and risking damage to their own businesses by failing to tackle the problem of tropical deforestation, Global Canopy reveals in its annual Forest 500 report released today.

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#132475
2022-01-13

Ending Illegal Trafficking of Endangered Animals

Nigeria has emerged as the top transit point in the world for illegal ivory and pangolin scale trafficking from Africa to Asia. Between 2016 to 2019, over half of the pangolin scales seized globally came from Nigeria, Ugo Aliogo reports.

News Headlines
#132476
2022-01-13

Chemical cocktail’ polluting English rivers - MPs warn

Raw sewage, microplastics and slurry are coursing through all of England's rivers, putting health and nature at risk, a parliamentary report concludes.

News Headlines
#132477
2022-01-13

‘Oppressive and wrong’: green activists urge Labour to vote against policing bill

Climate activist groups are urging the Labour party to oppose a policing bill they say will undermine the right to protest at a critical moment in the fight to avoid climate breakdown.

News Headlines
#132478
2022-01-13

Australia matches its hottest day on record as Western Australia town goes above 50C

Australia has matched its hottest ever reliably recorded temperature, with Onslow airport near the remote West Australian town of Onslow registering 50.7C.

News Headlines
#132479
2022-01-13

‘Poorly conceived’ trophy hunting bill puts wildlife at risk, UK government told

A proposed UK ban on trophy hunting imports risks undermining the conservation of rhinos, elephants and other endangered wildlife, according to a group of leading scientists and conservationists who said African perspectives have been ignored by the government.

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#132480
2022-01-13

‘Dancing through the water’: rare sighting of blanket octopus in Great Barrier Reef

Only a handful of people have spotted the dazzling blanket octopus in the wild, making it one of the rarest sights in the marine world.

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#132481
2022-01-13

‘They saw bigger things’: Richard Leakey, Edward O Wilson and Thomas Lovejoy remembered

Over Christmas and the new year, three of the world’s leading naturalists died. Thomas Lovejoy, a conservation biologist credited with popularising the term “biodiversity” and a passionate defender of the Amazon, died on 25 December.

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#132482
2022-01-13

Forests in Western Himalayan Region & Northeastern States Among India's Climate Change Hotspots: ISFR-2021

Forests in the western Himalayan region and the northeastern states are consistently appearing as climate change hotspots across various climate scenarios in three selected time horizons, according to the India State of Forest Report 2021 (ISFR-2021) released on Thursday.

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