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#110590
2016-10-26

With an eye on climate change, court gives bearded seals endangered status

A federal appeals court ruled that a certain population of bearded seals can be granted endangered species status even if it is not currently facing extinction.

News Headlines
#110591
2016-10-26

Rehabilitated orangutans freed in Borneo as species dwindles

KEHJE SEWEN FOREST, Indonesia -- Jamur didn't hesitate as the door of her temporary cramped quarters slid open. In less than a second, the stocky red-haired orangutan was savoring freedom for the first time in nearly two decades.

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#110592
2016-10-26

Understanding the ways we use wildlife

Congo Basin - Evidence of Pygmy culture in sub-Saharan Africa dates back more than 20,000 years. With forests playing an integral role in Pygmy lives, a traditional diet staple and source of protein is wild meat – also known as bushmeat.

News Headlines
#110593
2016-10-26

British farmers could grow GM crops after Brexit, reveals minister

Genetically modified crops will be grown across England after Britain pulls out of the European Union, under plans being drawn up by ministers.

News Headlines
#110594
2016-10-26

Tracking great reed-warblers' incredible African migration

Populations of many birds that migrate between Eurasia and Africa are in decline, and species that depend on wetlands are especially in trouble.

News Headlines
#110595
2016-10-26

Australia Climate Report Predicts More Hot Days and Harsher Fire Seasons

SYDNEY, Australia — Australia will have more extremely hot days and a longer and fiercer fire season, and parts of the continent will spend more time in drought as rainfall decreases, according to a report by top government scientists released on Thursday.

News Headlines
#110596
2016-10-26

Japan pleads with whaling watchdog to allow 'cultural' hunts

Countries including US, Europe, Australia vehemently oppose small hunts by coastal communities but Japan says are unjustly barred from a traditional food source

News Headlines
#110597
2016-10-26

Living Planet Report 2016: Still not too late

The WWF's new Living Planet Report is ready for you to read - and for inspiring action. Its findings are heartbreaking, yet also encouraging. Its message is clear: the time to act is now.

News Headlines
#110569
2016-10-25

Tiny, mussel-invading crab named after Roman god

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Every once in a while, oyster-eaters, clam-eaters and consumers of other bivalves may happen upon a tiny, nearly transparent crab. While these parasitic stowaways may all look the same, there are a variety of species.

News Headlines
#110570
2016-10-25

Report reveals a big dependence on freshwater fish for global food security

Freshwater fish play a surprisingly crucial role in feeding some of the world's most vulnerable people, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

News Headlines
#110571
2016-10-25

Whaling nations block South Atlantic sanctuary plans

Conservation groups dismayed as Japan and other pro-whaling nations vote against plans for a protected area for whales, dolphins and porpoises

News Headlines
#110572
2016-10-25

Pope Francis's edict on climate change has fallen on closed ears, study finds

Hailed as a significant call for action, the pope’s encyclical has not had the anticipated rallying effect on public opinion, researchers have found

News Headlines
#110573
2016-10-25

How does the loss of a wildebeest migration also harm giraffes?

Animal migrations are among the world's most awe-inspiring natural phenomena.

News Headlines
#110574
2016-10-25

Melanesia’s oceans are worth US$5.4 billion but are at environmental crossroads

Earth is distinguished from all other known planets by the presence of a warm, salty ocean that covers over 70% of its surface.

News Headlines
#110575
2016-10-25

Why Global Warming Hits the Arctic Harder Than Anywhere Else

Explorer and marine biologist Enric Sala talks about Leonardo DiCaprio’s new documentary, Before the Flood.

News Headlines
#110576
2016-10-25

Turtles spotted mating bring hope for endangered species

BELLINGER RIVER SNAPPING turtles have been seen mating in their new home at Sydney's Taronga Zoo, giving hope to researchers working to save the critically endangered species.

News Headlines
#110577
2016-10-25

Scientists measure record glacial melting in West Antarctica

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Glaciers in West Antarctica are shrinking and retreating at record rates, threatening to further accelerate sea level rise.

News Headlines
#110551
2016-10-24

CO2 levels mark 'new era' in the world's changing climate

Levels of CO2 in the atmosphere have surged past an important threshold and may not dip below it for "many generations".

News Headlines
#110553
2016-10-24

Hunted to the brink: Mammals in crisis

It’s no secret that many mammals face a dire future, as we humans hunt them to satisfy our desire for protein, medicines and animal parts.

News Headlines
#110555
2016-10-24

Belize suspends oil exploration near World Heritage Site after public outcry

Seismic surveys for offshore oil exploration began a day earlier than scheduled in the Atlantic-Caribbean waters, very close to the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System World Heritage site, angering environmentalists, tourism groups, and other stakeholders.

News Headlines
#110556
2016-10-24

World Must Tackle the Biggest Killer of Whales – and it’s not Whaling

Portoroz, Slovenia, Oct 24 2016 (IPS) - Every two years, governments from across the globe gather to debate the fate of the world’s whales. And every two years, Japan, Norway and Iceland find themselves in the firing line for their refusal to end commercial whaling.

News Headlines
#110557
2016-10-24
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#110558
2016-10-24

A once forbidden tree

How Adaptive Collaborative Management is breaking cultural taboos in Uganda and empowering women

News Headlines
#110559
2016-10-24

Iran: 100,000 Hectares of Forests Lost to Exploitation each Year. Will 10 Year Respite Help?

INU - The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) published an article about the critical condition of the forests in Iran.

News Headlines
#110560
2016-10-24

Botanist leads petition to give Venus Flytrap endangered species protection

American ecologists have played a key role in a petition filed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Friday seeking emergency Endangered Species Act protection for the Venus flytrap.

News Headlines
#110561
2016-10-24

Studying insects' response to short term climate events

Studying the response of living organisms to climate change is essential in the face of what increasingly looks like an irreversible trend.

News Headlines
#110562
2016-10-24

Flotsam and fashion: recycler of 'ghost' fishing nets makes marine litter trendy

Last year a company set up by an Italian former scuba recycled more than 5,000 tons of discarded nets into nylon for apparel brands including Speedo

News Headlines
#110563
2016-10-24

What does peace in Colombia have to do with the environment?

With the conflict finally over, the Colombian government must turn its attention to protecting biodiversity and natural resources

News Headlines
#110564
2016-10-24

New method of estimating biodiversity based on tree cover

Historically, conservationists have protected species by placing large swaths of land into preserves and parks. However, only 13 percent of the world's land area is located in protected natural land.

News Headlines
#110531
2016-10-21

Offspring from fat fish on deep reefs help keep shallower populations afloat

Populations of coral reef fish in shallower, more vulnerable habitats likely owe at least some of their sustainability to the prodigious reproductive abilities of large, old counterparts that dwell at greater depths, a recent study suggests.

News Headlines
#110532
2016-10-21

TripAdvisor bans ticket sales to wild animal attractions

Travel website TripAdvisor, and its booking service Viator, will no longer sell tickets to tourism experiences that allow petting or touching of wild animals, the company announced on October 12.

News Headlines
#110533
2016-10-21

Rare birds thriving on Scilly Isles after scheme rids islands of rats

Number of nesting Manx shearwaters almost triples in three years after a project, backed by Prince Charles, sucessfully kills off the rats that eat the birds’ chicks and eggs

News Headlines
#110534
2016-10-21

Wildlife to be leased to private land owners in bid to save threatened species

Under a proposed new trial, private property owners could help protect Australia’s endangered species – and the idea has gained the support of entrepreneur and AG founder Dick Smith.

News Headlines
#110535
2016-10-21

Wildlife migration routes for multiple species can link conservation reserves at lower cost

Scientists have demonstrated a new technique for designing effective wildlife migration corridors while reducing the costs of conservation.

News Headlines
#110536
2016-10-21

Burundi: Farmers Coping With Climate Change Thanks to FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organisation leads Burundian farmers into adopting farming techniques that help them to cope with climate change.

News Headlines
#110537
2016-10-21

How ‘protected’ are the Amazon’s protected areas?

Brazil houses nearly two-thirds of the Amazon rainforest and one-third of all the tropical forest left on the planet — forest that represents 30 percent of the solution to climate change.

News Headlines
#110538
2016-10-21

'This forest is like an old friend' - India's tribal women fight for land ownership

RANAPUR, India, Oct 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For the tribal women of Gunduribadi village, in India's eastern Odisha state, an early morning patrol is essential to conserve their forest, but what they are protecting goes far beyond food security or even their livelihoods.

News Headlines
#110539
2016-10-21

Madagascar's Mangroves: The Ultimate Giving Trees

Locals already use the trees for food, fuel and building materials. Now they're burning them to make lime clay

News Headlines
#110540
2016-10-21

Conserving Madagascar's forest of hope

Developing the confidence of local communities and a BirdLife Partner to work together to protect their environment has brought encouraging changes for nature and people.

News Headlines
#110541
2016-10-21

Climate change is dulling the survival instincts of fish

EXETER, England, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The sensory systems of fish are short-circuiting, and a new study blames climate change.

News Headlines
#110510
2016-10-20

Scientists find link between tropical storms, decline of river deltas

Research by the University of Southampton shows that a change in the patterns of tropical storms is threatening the future of the Mekong River delta in Vietnam, indicating a similar risk to other deltas around the world.

News Headlines
#110511
2016-10-20

Green Climate Fund earmarks more than $1 billion for developing countries

The United Nations’ Green Climate Fund (GCF) has now approved more than US$1 billion for projects to help developing countries to tackle the effects of climate change — although almost none of the money has yet been handed out.

News Headlines
#110512
2016-10-20

Lakes in community hands spur gains for people and fish

The arapaima (Arapaima gigas) is the largest freshwater scaled fish in the world, topping out at 2.75 meters (9 feet) and weighing up to 200 kilograms (440 pounds) – at least, those are the largest ones we’ve recorded in the muddy waters of the Amazon Basin.

News Headlines
#110513
2016-10-20

Changing Climate Threatens World’s Smallholder Farmers

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 19 2016 (IPS) - Farmers are already experiencing the effects of climate change but can also help to fight it, according to a new report released by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

News Headlines
#110514
2016-10-20

Japan to face criticism at international summit for flouting whaling ruling

Japanese fleets have killed more than 300 minke whales in the Southern Ocean despite a court ruling and three-decade-old ban

News Headlines
#110515
2016-10-20

Open season for rat hunting in Jakarta

Rats are a major problem in Jakarta. Now the city is trying to combat the pests by paying its residents a bounty.

News Headlines
#110516
2016-10-20

Biodiversity conservation in Yemen – joining forces for the future

What do conservationists do when they can’t do surveys, can’t implement grass-root activities, can’t meet with local people or government representatives to talk about environmental issues and policies?

News Headlines
#110517
2016-10-20

EU leaders at loggerheads over nature laws review

In a letter seen by the Guardian, European parliament president, Martin Schulz, warns EU chief, Jean Claude-Juncker, that inaction over a stalled review of the EU’s nature directives is jeopardising EU biodiversity targe

News Headlines
#110518
2016-10-20

Experts warn more monitoring needed for the Guiana Shield, the ‘greenhouse of the world’

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Along the west coast of South America the small nation of Guyana sits nestled roughly south of Venezuela and north of Brazil. Referred to as the “Lost Land of the Jaguar” in a 2008 BBC TV documentary, Guyana is one of six countries that comprise the much-revered Guiana Shield.

News Headlines
#110519
2016-10-20

Africa: Rwanda Ratifies Paris Agreement On Climate Change

Rwanda has joined more than 80 nations to ratify the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, an international treaty that aims to limit global temperature increases to 2 degrees Celsius with an ambition to keep increases below 1.5 degrees.

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