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#111747
2017-01-26

Increased use of snares in Southeast Asia driving extinction crisis, scientists warn

An extinction crisis is emerging in Southeast Asia due to an increase in snares that are wiping out wildlife in unprecedented numbers, according to an article published in the journal Science last week.

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#111748
2017-01-26

We may be closer than we thought to dangerous climate thresholds

We don’t want the Earth to warm more than 1.5–2°C (2.7-3.6°F) compared to the pre-industrial climate.

News Headlines
#111749
2017-01-26

Tropical forests need birds in order to recover from deforestation

Research in the Amazon suggests that loss of birds through deforestation prevents the recovery of rainforests, due to birds' roles in the ecosystem.

News Headlines
#111750
2017-01-26

Cost of climate change grows steadily in Europe

Extreme climate events cost Europe €400 billion between 1980 and 2013, a report by the European Environment Agency has found. And the cost is rising. EurActiv’s partner Journal de l’Environnement reports.

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#111752
2017-01-26

Study reveals that climate change could dramatically alter fragile mountain habitats

Mountain regions of the world are under direct threat from human-induced climate change which could radically alter these fragile habitats, warn an international team of researchers—including an expert from The University of Manchester.

News Headlines
#111753
2017-01-26

Sustainable agriculture, better-managed water supplies, vital to tackling water-food nexus – UN

25 January 2017 – Highlighting the challenges associated with the inextricable links between water and food – the so-called ‘water-food nexus’ – for food security, as well as for sustainable development, the United Nations agricultural agency today outlined steps that can be taken to improve wat ...

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#111754
2017-01-26

New Zealand's Helen Clark steps aside from UN development agency

The first woman to lead the UN's largest agency has announced she will step down after eight years in office. She told her staff to continue fighting for the agency's goals despite "times of change across the UN system."

News Headlines
#111755
2017-01-26

“Serious Retreats” In Indigenous Rights Protection, Says UN Rapporteur

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 26 2017 (IPS) - As the 10-year anniversary for the Declaration on Indigenous Rights approaches, UN indigenous rights activists came together to assess the many challenges that still remain on the ground.

News Headlines
#111726
2017-01-25

Is warming behind India’s depleting groundwater?

[NEW DELHI] Changing rainfall patterns may be depleting India’s groundwater storage more than withdrawals for agricultural irrigation, says a new study published in January by Nature Geoscience.

News Headlines
#111727
2017-01-25

Europe faces droughts, floods and storms as climate change accelerates

Europe and northern hemisphere are warming at faster pace than the global average and ‘multiple climatic hazards’ are expected, says study

News Headlines
#111728
2017-01-25

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.

News Headlines
#111729
2017-01-25

Climate-ravaged corals recover poorly: study

Coral reefs that survive rapid bleaching fuelled by global warming remain deeply damaged, with little prospect of full recovery, researchers said Wednesday.

News Headlines
#111730
2017-01-25

Asia’s top scientists need to be vocal on crucial issues

When Indonesian and world scientists rail against the raging Indonesian forest fires that are destroying the ozone layer, do their leaders listen?

News Headlines
#111731
2017-01-25

Primates face impending extinction – what’s next?

The Year of the Monkey has just ended, and won’t come around again for another 12 years.

News Headlines
#111732
2017-01-25

Fates of forests could change for the better with just the name

What’s in a name? The fate of an ecosystem, apparently

News Headlines
#111733
2017-01-25

The forests of Central Africa: A source of wealth to be rediscovered

Cameroon - Although Cameroon has benefitted from sustainable forest management in the past 20 years and has a relatively well-preserved forest cover today, its forests are under increased pressure due to expanding agro-industrial exploitation, shifting cultivation, infrastructure construction an ...

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#111734
2017-01-25

South, southeast face Europe's most adverse climate change impact: agency

Southern and southeastern regions of Europe will face the continent's most adverse effects from climate change as heatwaves and droughts become more intense and frequent, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said on Wednesday.

News Headlines
#111735
2017-01-25

Southern African Women Fight Climate Change Through Smart Farming

Facing incessant droughts due to climate change, many women in southern Africa are adopting alternate practices like goat herding to sustain their families.

News Headlines
#111736
2017-01-25

Cambodian Photographer Teaches About Wildlife

Suy Senglim credits a French journalist he met in 2000 for his interest in photography.

News Headlines
#111737
2017-01-25

Saving the Egyptian Vulture – Have your say!

There was a time when the striking silhouette of the Egyptian Vulture in flight cut an impressive figure through the skies over Europe, Africa and the Indian sub-continent.

News Headlines
#111738
2017-01-25

Climate change and sustainable development: only one agenda

With 2016 devoted largely to the getting the Paris Agreement ratified and entering into force, attention is now turning to its implementation, alongside the 17 SDGs.

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#111739
2017-01-25

Endangered Hawaiian monk seal population rises to 1,400

HONOLULU -- The population of Hawaiian monk seals -- one of the world's most critically endangered marine mammals -- has been increasing 3 per cent a year for the past three years, federal wildlife officials said.

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#111740
2017-01-25

Scientists deploy floating wetlands at water treatment plant

"In general, the value of habitat that floating wetlands, or any type of treatment wetland, can provide has been poorly studied," said researcher William Strosnider.

News Headlines
#111711
2017-01-24

US presidency: A climate challenge for Latin Americ

On the 20th of this month, Donald Trump assumed the presidency of the United States.

News Headlines
#111712
2017-01-24

Guyana focuses deforestation prevention efforts on conservation and management

An early adopter of REDD+, Guyana still retains much of its forest cover and aims to serve as an example of successful conservation strategies.

News Headlines
#111713
2017-01-24

Study finds that carbon finance is not a one-size-fits-all solution to deforestation

Halting the pace at which we’re destroying the world’s forests for agriculture, forestry, mines, and other economic development projects is crucial to combating climate change.

News Headlines
#111714
2017-01-24

Learning Alliances Help Climate-Smart Agricultural Practices Take Root

IBADAN, Nigeria, Jan 24 2017 (IPS) - Development advocates and professionals are very keen on harnessing the power of agriculture to promote the cause of climate change these days

News Headlines
#111715
2017-01-24

What if we gave universal income to people in biodiversity hotpots?

Writer and professor, Ashley Dawson, argues in his new book that capitalism is behind our current mass extinction crisis. But installing universal guaranteed income in biodiversity hotspots may be one remedy.

News Headlines
#111716
2017-01-24

Trees supplement income for rural farmers in Africa

Trees may be easy to spot on the plains of Africa but they are often overlooked as a source of income for farmers.

News Headlines
#111717
2017-01-24

More businesses must work with suppliers to curb climate change: study

Too few businesses are working with their suppliers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to study that praised 29 companies including General Motors(GM.N), Sky (SKYB.L) and Sony Corp (6758.T) for taking the lead.

News Headlines
#111718
2017-01-24

India to ratify Kyoto Protocol on climate change; Cabinet approves the move

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet - India's highest decision making body - on Tuesday gave its approval to ratify the second commitment period (2013-2020) of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol on containing the emission of Green House Gases (GHGs). .

News Headlines
#111719
2017-01-24

Forests 'held their breath' during global warming hiatus, research shows

Global forest ecosystems, widely considered to act as the lungs of the planet, 'held their breath' during the most recent occurrence of a warming hiatus, new research has shown.

News Headlines
#111720
2017-01-24

Increasing accountability in the Paris Agreement

New research provides insight into the role of independent monitoring approaches in enhancing transparency in the land use sector

News Headlines
#111721
2017-01-24

Bumblebee Added to US Endangered Species List

A small insect is getting a lot of attention in the United States.

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#111722
2017-01-24

Invasive Fern In Florida Threatens To Take Down More Than Just Trees

LeRoy Rodgers spends plenty of time in the Florida Everglades — mainly in airboats. He works for the South Florida Water Management District.

News Headlines
#111723
2017-01-24

Bioinvasion is jeopardizing Mediterranean marine communities

Non-indigenous organisms introduced through the Suez Canal are causing irreversible damage, say researchers

News Headlines
#111724
2017-01-24

Marine debris threaten to suffocate sea animals

Marine researchers spotted a dolphin suffocating in a plastic bag last week in Watamu, Kilifi county.

News Headlines
#111725
2017-01-24

Parrotfish are critical to coral reef health, study finds

Scientists have developed a 3,000-year record of the abundance of parrotfish and urchins on reefs from the Caribbean side of Panama to help unravel the cause of the alarming modern-day shift from coral- to algae-dominated reefs occurring across the Caribbean.

News Headlines
#111698
2017-01-23

Zambia’s Armyworm Outbreak: Is Climate Change to Blame?

PEMBA, Zambia, Jan 23 2017 (IPS) - Surrender Hamufuba of Mwanamambo village in Pemba district recalls how he battled Armyworms in 2012. Fast-forward to 2016 and it is a similar story — another pest infestation on an even larger scale.

News Headlines
#111699
2017-01-23

We are destroying rainforests so quickly they may be gone in 100 years

At current rates of deforestation, rainforests will vanish altogether in a century. Stopping climate change will remain an elusive goal unless poor nations are helped to preserve them

News Headlines
#111700
2017-01-23

Dolphins, the most appreciated marine mammals in Persian Gulf

They are of the order Odontoceti and, unlike the whales have numerous teeth (up to 260), which are all alike and grow only once.

News Headlines
#111701
2017-01-23

To Save Forests, Tanzania Considers Tax on Charcoal

Tanzania is considering putting a tax on charcoal with the aim of discouraging the use of the fuel, which is a big source of energy for cooking but also a major contributor to deforestation.

News Headlines
#111702
2017-01-23

Time to get it together on mitigation and adaptation

An interview with scientist Bruno Locatelli on improving the design of climate change projects

News Headlines
#111703
2017-01-23

Harvesting Peace: How Rural Development Works for Conflict Prevention

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic and ROME, Jan 23 2017 (IPS) - The year 2016 has seen a massive population flow, unprecedented in its range and reach.

News Headlines
#111704
2017-01-23

Hong Kong should take pride in its biodiversity

Our marine life is surprisingly rich but the threats from climate change and urbanisation cannot be underestimated

News Headlines
#111705
2017-01-23

Genetic Diversity-The Pillar To Food Security And Agricultural Productivity

Genetic diversity can be described as the key pillar of biodiversity, and of course diversity within species as well as between species and ecosystem, which is echoed in Article 2 of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

News Headlines
#111706
2017-01-23

From tiny phytoplankton to massive tuna

Phytoplankton are the foundation of ocean life, providing the energy that supports nearly all marine species.

News Headlines
#111684
2017-01-20

UN agency eyes recycling wastewater for large-scale farming

19 January 2017 – With agricultural land thirsty and water increasingly scarce, the United Nations agricultural agency is today hosting an international event to discuss the use of municipal liquid waste for farming.

News Headlines
#111685
2017-01-20

Larsen ice crack continues to open up

The crack that looks set to spawn a giant iceberg in the Antarctic has continued to spread.

News Headlines
#111686
2017-01-20

How much drought can a forest take?

Why do some trees die in a drought and others don't? And how can we predict where trees are most likely to die in future droughts? Scientists have examined those questions in a new study.

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