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#107877
2016-03-31

U.S. environmental groups sue to overturn GMO salmon approval

U.S. health regulators are facing a lawsuit from a coalition of environmental organizations seeking to overturn the government's landmark approval of a type of genetically engineered salmon to be farmed for human consumption.

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#107878
2016-03-31

Experts slam proposed eco-tourism rules

The proposed guidelines for regulating eco-tourism close to eco-sensitive zones of national parks have sparked a controversy with stakeholders cautioning that it will spell doom to wildlife in the State.

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#107879
2016-03-31

Nepali farmers fight to save indigenous seeds

When the indigenous ‘Jumli Marsi’ variety of rice, grown in Nepal’s Jumla district, was hit by blast infection farmers had little choice but to substitute it with the Chandannath 1 and 3 hybrids that originate in China.

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#107880
2016-03-31

India supports UN instrument on conservation of biodiversity

India has supported the process to develop an international legally binding instrument on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity and stressed that the rights of nations, including freedom of the high seas, are important and should not be restricted.

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#107881
2016-03-31

Leonardo DiCaprio Hangs With Elephant Posse To Help Save Endangered Species

Leonardo DiCaprio is using his star power and big social media following to help spread the word of a critically endangered species.

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#107882
2016-03-31

In Stockholm, UN chief highlights climate change and human mobility as pressing issues

30 March 2016 – Visiting Sweden today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underscored the many challenges the world currently faces, including one of the most pressing of them – climate change.

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#107883
2016-03-31

See What Could Be the Atlantic's First Marine Monument

A coalition of scientists and environmental groups has asked the Obama administration to designate the first national marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean.

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#107884
2016-03-31

Can imams drive action on climate change in Pakistan?

ISLAMABAD, March 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Imams and other religious leaders are an under-used means of pushing action to combat climate change, experts and religious scholars say

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#107885
2016-03-31

How Ocean Noise Pollution Wreaks Havoc on Marine Life

Bowing to public and fishing industry pressure, the Obama administration recently reversed an earlier decision to allow oil drilling off the U.S. East Coast.

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#107886
2016-03-31

Harlequin ladybirds are taking over the world

LONDON, March 31 (UPI) -- Most farmers and gardeners welcome the arrival of ladybirds -- or ladybugs, as they're known in the United States. But the beetles are actually invasive, and one species, the harlequin ladybird, is taking over fast.

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#107832
2016-03-30

Groups reject planned introduction of genetically modified maize, cotton in Nigeria

No fewer than 100 rights groups and faith-based organisations have opposed attempts to introduce genetically modified (GM) cotton and maize into Nigeria’s food and farming systems.

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#107833
2016-03-30

Common UK migrating birds are arriving earlier or leaving later

SOME common migrating birds – including the blackcap, (pictured above) – are staying in the UK for two weeks or more longer than half a century ago.

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#107834
2016-03-30

UK’s wildlife gets far more attention than tropical hotspots

Pity the Javan warty pig. Highly endangered in its native Indonesia, the ungulate could do with some research support. But in 2014, it garnered just one academic paper, not nearly as many as were published on the wild boar, a global species in no danger of extinction.

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#107835
2016-03-30

Tests find trees tolerant to olive tree killer pathogen

Tests suggests some varieties of olive trees appear to be resistant to an invasive pathogen posing a serious risk to Europe's olive industry.

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#107836
2016-03-30

Top scientists back federal plan to protect Alaska predators

A group of scientists has backed a federal plan to restrict the trapping and gunning down of bears and wolves in Alaska’s wildlife refuges, in the face of bitter opposition from the state government.

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#107837
2016-03-30

Climate change could put eucalypts at risk of death from air bubbles

Extreme droughts could lead to widespread death of eucalypts from embolisms, researchers say.

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#107838
2016-03-30

Is tourism putting Antarctic ecosystems at risk?

Antarctica is the last landmass on Earth that remains almost entirely undisturbed by human presence, except for a few scientific research stations. Is its wildlife at risk from a growing influx of cruise-ship tourists?

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#107839
2016-03-30

Vancouver Island’s old-growth forest an ‘ecological emergency’: Sierra Club

Looking down from an elevation of 400 kilometres or so, Vancouver Island appears to be covered by a mostly intact jade-green forest from one end to the other.

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#107840
2016-03-30

Mostafa K. Tolba, U.N. environmental official, dies at 93

Mostafa K. Tolba, a U.N. official who was considered the father of the Montreal Protocol, the agreement intended to save the ozone layer that is widely known as part of the world’s most successful environmental treaty, died March 28 in Geneva. He was 93.

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#107841
2016-03-30

UN calls for political will to overcome inequality hindering sustainable development for all

30 March 2016 – Inequality is a universal challenge faced by least-developed, middle-income and developed countries alike, but which can be overcome by political will at national and international levels, the United Nations deputy chief said today.

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#107812
2016-03-29

Rising atmospheric nitrogen leads to loss of plant diversity

Nitrogen emissions have tripled over the last 100 years as a result of industrial and agricultural growth.

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#107813
2016-03-29

Arctic winter sees sluggish sea-ice growth

Although the extent of winter Arctic sea-ice has been the smallest on record this year, it is unclear yet whether its volume will also mark a new low.

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#107814
2016-03-29

Australia's Great Barrier Reef hit by 'worst' bleaching

Evidence that Australia's Great Barrier Reef is experiencing its worst coral bleaching on record has renewed calls for the UN to list it as "in-danger".

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#107815
2016-03-29

Desert mangroves are major source of carbon storage, study shows

Short, stunted mangroves living along the coastal desert of Baja California store up to five times more carbon below ground than their lush, tropical counterparts, researchers have found.

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#107817
2016-03-29

Better grassland care needed to satisfy meat demand

Overgrazing and poor soil management are depriving grasslands of essential nutrients such as phosphorus, a study warns.

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#107818
2016-03-29

UN Begins Negotiations on Treaty to Protect Marine Resources

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 28 2016 (IPS) - The United Nations has begun negotiations for a new legally binding treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological resources in the world’s oceans – nearly 64 percent of which lie beyond national jurisdiction.

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#107819
2016-03-29

Bison to return to Montana after 140 years in the Canadian wilderness

Herd ‘coming home’ under treaty between North American tribes that seeks to return bison from Canada to Montana

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#107820
2016-03-29

Preserving the Quito rocket frog from volcanic destruction

The Quito rocket frog, once thought to be extinct, hangs on to survival in a patch of forest beneath an active volcano. As Cotopaxi threatens to erupt, three scientists set out to rescue the tiny amphibian from oblivion.

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#107821
2016-03-29

Climate Change Is Coming For Your Maple Syrup

On a brisk late February day, some bulge with maple sap while others sport little sap icicles.

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#107822
2016-03-29

Tonga policy aims to build climate change resilience by 2035

An ambitious National Climate Change Policy to build a Resilient Tonga by 2035 was launched by the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister for Climate Change, Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni in February.

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#107823
2016-03-29

Seven projects around the world that protect soil

Farmers and scientists are finding ways to improve soils and increase food security. Here are seven influential projects and programs helping to restore the world’s soil.

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#107824
2016-03-29

Good News: A Clear-Cut Rain Forest Can Have a Second Life

Conservationists who work to save rain forests typically focus on pristine stands—the dwindling number of patches where the buzz of chainsaws has yet to echo.

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#107825
2016-03-29

New Research Offers Much-Needed Hope For Our Oceans

Earth’s fisheries are in bad shape — populations of some stocks, including tuna and mackerel, declined 74 percent between 1970 and 2010. A new study, however, offers a glimmer of hope of what we could expect in the not-so-distant future if global action is taken.

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#107826
2016-03-29

World's most endangered sea turtle species in even more trouble than we thought

Newly examined video of Kemp's ridley sea turtles, which are found primarily in the Gulf of Mexico, shows that the species' recovery from endangerment has stalled at less than one-tenth of historic nesting levels.

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#107827
2016-03-29

Beach replenishment may have long-term ecological consequences

SAN DIEGO, March 29 (UPI) -- A beach isn't really a beach without sand. Unfortunately, over time, beaches lose their sand to the wind and waves.

News Headlines
#107797
2016-03-24

Massive wildfire rips through Congo rainforest – is logging to blame?

In late January and early March, a huge fire ripped through the forests of the Republic of Congo.

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#107798
2016-03-24

Japan confirms whales killed during 'scientific' expedition to Antarctica

Japan has confirmed whales were killed on its most recent “scientific” expedition in the Antarctic region.

News Headlines
#107800
2016-03-24

Drought threatens food supply in Zimbabwe

Erratic rainfall and long dry spells have contributed to large-scale crop failure and livestock deaths across Zimbabwe. As a result, nearly 3 million rural Zimbabweans are currently facing food insecurity.

News Headlines
#107801
2016-03-24

Newly discovered butterfly may hold clues to climate change

Researchers discovered a possible new butterfly species in Alaska and believe it could tell us more about the pace of climate change.

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#107802
2016-03-24

New methodology for adapting Mediterranean basins to the demands of climate change

Corentin Girard, researcher at the Polytechnic University of Valencia's Research Institute of Water and Environmental Engineering (IIAMA-UPV), has developed an innovative methodology to assist planning at the scale of the river basin during periods of uncertainty such as those caused by climate ...

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#107803
2016-03-24

Kenyan leader discusses conservation issues with Duke of Cambridge

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday held talks with the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William and discussed areas of cooperation and the close ties between Kenya and the UK, especially on conservation.

News Headlines
#107804
2016-03-24

Funding for endangered animals is 'unevenly distributed'

In the world of conservation, it appears some animals are more equal than others. That's according to a new study by Arizona State University researcher Leah Gerber, which claims there's an uneven distribution of funds for endangered animals.

News Headlines
#107805
2016-03-24

Liberal budget signals 'change in course' in tackling Arctic climate change issues

Environmental and Inuit leaders say the Liberal government's first budget signals a course change when it comes to tackling the impact of climate change on the environment and people of the Arctic.

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#107806
2016-03-24

'There was just no snow': climate change puts Iditarod future in doubt

After record high winter temperatures reduced parts of the course to a bone-jarring, sled-wrecking obstacle course, is the great mushing race on its way out?

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#107807
2016-03-24

Tolba, Former UN Environment Chief, Dies at Age 93

Mostafa Tolba, an Egyptian scientist and former executive director of the U.N. Environment Program whose call for "development without destruction" helped bring about the agency he led for 17 years, died Monday at the age of 93, a U.N. official said.

News Headlines
#107775
2016-03-23

World Meteorological Day: as extreme weather becomes ‘the new normal,’ UN urges bold climate action

23 March 2016 – World Meteorological Day: as extreme weather becomes ‘the new normal,’ UN urges bold climate action Observing the World Meteorological Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today that extreme weather events are becoming “the new normal” and bold climate action ...

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#107776
2016-03-23

World Water Day: UN calls for ‘better water and better jobs’

22 March 2016 – With nearly half of the world’s workers employed in water-related sectors, sustainable access to safe water can change lives and livelihoods, the United Nations today said, underscoring the link between water and jobs, this year’s theme for World Water Day.

News Headlines
#107777
2016-03-23

Ash tree set for extinction in Europe

The ash tree is likely to be wiped out in Europe, according to the largest-ever survey of the species.

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#107778
2016-03-23

Migratory birds disperse seeds long distances

Some species of plants are capable of colonizing new habitats thanks to birds that transport their seeds in their plumage or digestive tract.

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#107779
2016-03-23

The secret lives of jellyfish

Long regarded as minor players in ocean ecology, jellyfish are actually important parts of the marine food web.

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