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#119227
2019-01-03

Government urged to prioritize regenerative agriculture to help achieve SDGs

Programmes Officer at the Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture (KITA), Kwame Ansah Baffour has called on the government to consider prioritizing regenerative agriculture to aid in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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#119228
2019-01-03

COP24: Green groups warn of pitfalls in ‘forests for climate’ deal

A plan adopted by delegates at last month’s climate summit in Poland to weaponize forests in the fight against global warming could have a disastrous outcome, environmentalists say.

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#119229
2019-01-03

Floating parks made from plastic waste could unite communities to tackle pollution

The equivalent of one truck of plastic waste is dumped into the ocean every minute, but what if it could be caught and removed before it drifted out to sea? One such solution, called the Recycled Park Project, is being floated in Rotterdam. Developed over the last five years, the idea is turning ...

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#119230
2019-01-03

Melting ice sheets release tons of methane into the atmosphere, study finds

The Greenland Ice Sheet emits tons of methane according to a new study, showing that subglacial biological activity impacts the atmosphere far more than previously thought.

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#119231
2019-01-03

Giraffes added to endangered species list of animals under threat of extinction

Two subspecies of giraffe have been added to a list of endangered animals under threat of extinction after a rapid decline in their populations. Numbers of the long-necked mammals have gone down by 40% over the last three decades, mostly as a result of human activity in their habitats.

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#119232
2019-01-03

Hanoi owns largest green spaces of all Vietnamese cities

Since 2016, Hanoi has developed a program to plant one million trees and so far the program has proven to be really effective, contributing to changing the landscape of the capital, creating trust for its residents about a green city in the future, Thuan said.

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#119233
2019-01-03

How a Seaweed-Eating Microbe Could Help Fight Plastic Pollution

Around 8 million metric tons of plastic are estimated to enter the oceans every year. But the oceans could provide a solution to this plastic pollution problem. In a new study published in Bioresource Technology, scientists report that certain salt-loving microorganisms could eat seaweed and pro ...

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#119234
2019-01-03

A Regenerative Food System is Both a Means and an End

The land-sparing argument is mostly flawed when it promises to save land for wildlife or for carbon sequestration. Continued intensification of the food system will lead to increased pressure on nature as well as the continued erosion of food culture.

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#119235
2019-01-03

Fate of corals hangs in the balance

In November 2018, a new coral reef communication effort involving inter-governmental organizations, international conservation organizations, and private foundations was announced at the Convention on Biological Diversity in Egypt to send a message about the need for bold leadership to save cora ...

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#119242
2019-01-04

Sense and sustainability: How wine producers are protecting the Environment

“At Zonin1821, we are strongly focused on promoting a green culture. The Tuscan estates in our portfolio, Castello di Albola and Rocca di Montemassi, were among the first in Italy to obtain the Equalitas certification, which focuses on the environmental, social and economic sustainability of win ...

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#119243
2019-01-04

Temple scientist documents deforestation, mass extinction in Haiti

A Caribbean island once full of lush trees and teeming with wildlife is nearly completely deforested and undergoing a mass extinction event.

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#119244
2019-01-04

Forest soundscapes monitor conservation efforts inexpensively, effectively

Recordings of the sounds in tropical forests could unlock secrets about biodiversity and aid conservation efforts around the world,according to a perspective paper published in Science.

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#119245
2019-01-04

Central Africa: EU Grants €20 Million for Biodiversity Protection

Biodiversity protection programmes in Central Africa will receive a €20 million grant from the European Union. Three grant contracts have been signed in this regard.

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#119246
2019-01-04

Endangered species are key to our survival

Last week, India submitted its sixth national report to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity. The report was a mixed one: While the country is on track to meet most of its national biodiversity targets, the bad news is that the list of animal species from the country under the i ...

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#119247
2019-01-04

Waiting for Whale: How Airoli's Biodiversity Centre is Creating An Abode for Marine Creatures

The remains of one blue whale rest in the open ground of the Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Centre in Airoli. The forest range officials of the biodiversity centre are trying hard to not only preserve the diverse history of marine life in this region but also building a museum that will give a ...

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#119248
2019-01-04

The science stories likely to make headlines in 2019

Scientists in Europe and the United States face an uncertain political landscape in the new year, which could affect funding and collaborations.

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#119249
2019-01-04

How climate change could lead to 'enormous' losses for the global fishing industry

The Chances of survival for the offspring of important fish species will dramatically worsen if the Paris Agreement target of limiting the global rise in temperature by 1.5 degrees Celsius is not achieved.

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#119250
2019-01-04

Climate change: We challenged three people to transform their daily habits

Buy less meat and dairy. Walk, don't drive. Dry laundry on a rack. They're all things we're told could help save the planet. But how far are any of us prepared to go? And what's stopping us from doing more? We challenged three people to spend one week making as many changes as possible to live a ...

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#119251
2019-01-04

Edinburgh scientists discover mammoth secret in ivory DNA

Scientists based at Edinburgh Zoo are cooperating to create a genetics laboratory in Cambodia to fight the illegal ivory trade. While trying to save elephants, they have found ivory from another animal that is now extinct.

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#119252
2019-01-04

Protecting proboscis monkeys from deforestation

A 10-year study of proboscis monkeys in Borneo has revealed that forest conversion to oil palm plantations is having a significant impact on the species.

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#119253
2019-01-04

Bolivian bees under threat from coca pesticides

High up in the Bolivian cloud forest, a woman tends to her bees, smoker in hand, working from hive to hive under a canopy of leaves to delicately gather panels of honeycomb. It's a bucolic scene that experts say won't last, for the bees are dying.

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#119254
2019-01-04

Researchers find bottom of Pacific getting colder, possibly due to Little Ice Age

A pair of researchers, one with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the other Harvard University, has found evidence of deep ocean cooling that is likely due to the Little Ice Age. In their paper published in the journal Science, Jake Gebbie and Peter Huybers describe their study of Pacifi ...

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#119255
2019-01-04

Using the sun and agricultural waste to control pests

Farmers spend a lot of time and money controlling weeds and other pests, and often have to turn to chemical fumigants to keep the most destructive pests at bay. Farmers also wrestle with what to do with low-value byproducts of crop production, such as skin, seeds and hulls from fruit, vegetable ...

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#119256
2019-01-04

Huge Layers of Rocks on Early Earth Vanished. And Stealthy Scientists May Have Finally Found Them.

The Earth is missing some of its crust, and now scientists have a new lead on what's to blame: A lot of glaciers.Nearly 720 million years ago, Earth was cloaked in global ice, an era known as Snowball Earth.

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#119257
2019-01-04

Here's All The Incredible Species That Went Extinct In 2018

In a year where arguably more people became aware of the damage humans are doing to the environment by using palm oil and single use plastics we were unable to stop some amazing species becoming extinct.

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#119258
2019-01-04

Biomimicry: Gull Birds Could Help Inspire Better Airplane Design

Science and engineering have consistently looked to nature to improve upon new or existing technology. Biomimicry has helped shape and create some of your favorite everyday products and even services.

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#119259
2019-01-04

'Big data' may help tackle longstanding questions about plant diversity, evolution

Taking advantage of 'big data' - massive, open-access information resources in research - can help forecast how plant life will fare on an increasingly human-dominated planet.

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#119260
2019-01-04

In Praise of Parasites

They worm into snails and infect the brains of fish. They’re also examples of sophisticated evolution and keys to ecosystem balance.

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#119261
2019-01-04

Woodland buffers help maintain bird communities in forest edges, finds study

Woodlands in agricultural fields surrounding a protected area maintain functionality of a wintering bird community, according to a recent study.

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#119262
2019-01-07

Revised Brazilian forest code may lead to increased legal deforestation in Amazon

Up to 15 million hectares of tropical rainforest in the Brazilian Amazon could lose protection and be clear-cut because of an article in the country's new Forest Code.

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#119263
2019-01-07

Before they disappear: Treasured UNESCO sites at risk from climate change

(CNN) — From the sinking city of Venice to the mass bleaching of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, climate change is drastically impacting some of the world's most treasured heritage sites.

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#119264
2019-01-07

2018 was 4th warmest year on record, EU climate change report finds

Last year was the fourth warmest on record, extending a scorching streak driven by a buildup of man-made greenhouse gases, the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service said on Monday.

News Headlines
#119265
2019-01-07

Winter cover crops meant to protect soil may contribute to climate change

Farmers grow crops or leave dying vegetation in their fields over the winter. A new study from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, shows they may be causing unintended climate warming.

News Headlines
#119266
2019-01-07

A fight for our future: youth, climate justice and environmentally displaced people

The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants states that “migration should be a choice, not a necessity”.

News Headlines
#119267
2019-01-07

The end of coffee: could Australia save the world's beans?

Climate change may devastate the globe’s major coffee-growing regions through extreme weather events – but Australia could be the solution

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#119268
2019-01-07

“I’m proud to have brought the rain back”: reforestation revives Cambodian mountains

During the 12th century, people came to Cambodia’s Kulen mountain, a sacred place associated with fertility, to cut huge chunks of stone that would have to be hauled down by elephants.

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#119269
2019-01-07

Africa’s Biggest Conservation Success Was Once a Poachers’ Paradise

When Sarah Hall arrived to run Rwanda’s oldest national park in 2010, its rangers could barely cope with poachers who were trapping hippos in snares for food. The rhinos had vanished. The lions had been wiped out.

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#119270
2019-01-07

There's One Vast, Ancient Swathe of Ocean That's Actually Getting Colder

In the depths of the Pacific Ocean, where the water runs cold dark and cold, temperatures are continuing to fall - and it's all because of a period of significant cooling that began in the 16th century.

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#119271
2019-01-07

Bluefin tuna are back around the UK and a new study explains why

Bluefin tuna are back in the sea around the U.K. after decades of absence and a new study says that warming seas can explain why.

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#119272
2019-01-07

Why eating less meat is the best thing you can do for the planet in 2019

Recycling or taking the bus rather than driving to work has its place, but scientists are increasingly pointing to a deeper lifestyle change that would be the single biggest way to help the planet: eating far less meat.

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#119273
2019-01-07

Jellyfish sting more than 5,000 holidaymakers on Queensland's coast

More than 5,000 people were stung by bluebottles on Queensland’s Gold and Sunshine coasts over the weekend as weather drove a wall of jellyfish onto the shore.

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#119275
2019-01-07

Female penguins are getting stranded along the South American coast

Every year, thousands of Magellanic penguins are stranded along the South American coast—from northern Argentina to southern Brazil—1,000 kilometers away from their breeding ground in northern Patagonia.

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#119277
2019-01-07

African countries are divided over ivory trade ahead of wildlife meeting

Several African countries will push this year for looser controls on legal ivory trade while others say more restrictions are the best way to curb the illegal killing of elephants.

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#119278
2019-01-07

New species of tree frog from Ecuador has a mysterious claw

A team of biologists surveying remote parts of the Cordillera del Cóndor (Condor mountain range) in Ecuador’s eastern Andes have described a species of tree frog that’s new to science.

News Headlines
#119279
2019-01-07

Fate of corals hangs in the balance

In November 2018, a new coral reef communication effort involving inter-governmental organizations, international conservation organizations, and private foundations was announced at the Convention on Biological Diversity in Egypt to send a message about the need for bold leadership to save cora ...

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#119280
2019-01-07

Scientists Work to Build Climate Change Resilience in Caribbean Coral Reef

For centuries, the Mesoamerican reef in the Caribbean Sea has welcomed over 500 species of corals, fish, and other sea creatures. Linked to commercial and recreational activities from fishing to snorkeling, the marine wildlife boosts the national economies of the countries whose coastlines the r ...

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#119281
2019-01-08

'Voice of the forest': George the snail, last of his kind, dies at age 14

As New Year’s Day broke in the Hawaiian Islands, one rare creature was not there to emerge from his shell and greet it: George, the last snail of his kind and a local celebrity, was dead at age 14.

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#119282
2019-01-08

Lessons from China on large-scale landscape restoration

In the 1980s, the hilly Qianyanzhou region in Jiangxi Province, southern China, faced severe soil erosion due to deforestation and unsustainable farming practices. Fertile red soil was being washed away causing crop yields to tumble.

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#119283
2019-01-08

Climate change: Effect on sperm could hold key to species extinction

Since the 1980s, increasingly frequent and intense heatwaves have contributed to more deaths than any other extreme weather event. The fingerprints of extreme events and climate change are widespread in the natural world, where populations are showing stress responses.

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#119284
2019-01-08

Climate change: its impact on aviation. The time to plan is now.

There is justifiably a good deal of analysis and media coverage of aviation's impact on climate change. Fewer column inches have been given to the impact of climate change on aviation.

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